Kick AT&T to the curb with the Line2 App?

March 26, 2010

As any frustrated iPhone owner will tell you, the voice quality on it is no better than using two cans with a string attached. And its quite horrific when you have to use your iPhone as your main contact number (freelancers, job hunters, those without a landline at home). So when I read David Pogue’s recent piece on a new app called Line2, it caught my attention. Says Pogue:

“Line2 gives your iPhone a second phone number — a second phone line, complete with its own contacts list, voice mail, and so on. The company behind it, Toktumi (get it?), imagines that you’ll distribute the Line2 number to business contacts, and your regular iPhone number to friends and family. Your second line can be an 800 number, if you wish, or you can transfer an existing number.”

But the kicker here is this 2nd number can work independently on Wifi, so you can route calls through a crystal clear, high-bandwidth connection and avoid AT&T’s hiccups. Could be a game-changer, and as Pogue and others have mentioned, can help you sidestep AT&T service and turn an iPod Touch into a Wifi cell phone. Cool stuff, I’m going to try it out and see if its legit…

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Madhu S April 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

have you tried this program yet? sounds like a really great idea.


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