Do you want free SMS? Do you want visual voicemail and not the old style calling a number to listen to your messages? Do you want very reasonable long distance calling? Do you want to translate your SMS in to another language before sending and receiving? Do you want all this for free? You got it all. Google voice provides free SMS and cheap international and long distance calling. Now you can do all of that without paying for a Google Voice client as well. With Free Talk you can send SMS, make calls thru Google Voice, view and manager your inbox, listen to your voicemail and do lot more. And all of that’s for free. Not only that, Free Talk provides a unique feature – Translate messages before sending and translate incoming messages to your phone’s local language. All this also free. You can also setup call forwarding of your main number to your Google Voice number to get your primary voicemail on your phone as well (no more dialing your voicemail to listen). You will also get your voice messages converted into text. All this free as well.More
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Poor programming at its worst
I opened the application and logged in. That part went fine, but everything after that was a mess. I was confronted with an unlabeled drop-down box that didn't have any items in it, a play button that generates two errors (object reference not set to instance of object and bad gateway), a disabled send button and message box with a plea for me to upgrade above it. I'd love to tell you how the program works, but can't because of bad programming (I'm a programmer, I know it when I see it).More
Crashes every time.
Upon any attempt to log in, the app crashes back to the Start screen. I really only wanted to check my voicemail and text messages. If this app worked, I would consider purchasing it.More
Open Google voice nor Gmail in browser then works
Everything works just fine but to make phone calls you need to have the browser open in the Gmail or Google Voice web page, then within the Free Talk App you can start making calls. I think this happens because when you open the Gmail webpage the browser automatically opens the Google Voice plugin. We must find a way to open the Google voice plugin in the background, then It won't be necessary to have a browser open...More
Text works well. Easy to track conversations and its easier to see other folders than in the official app. Listening to or reading voicemails worked well with no problems. Those complaining that the call feature didn't work are wrong or stupid or n00bs. You put in the number you want to call and select the phone to call you at (based on phones you've previously setup with Google Voice). Suggested Improvements: $3 is pricey for push notifications. Change Free Text to just Text. Sync contacts.More
I had to follow the manual steps for push notifications to work but they work great now! Would be nice if: *There was a character count & message count while typing *There was a shortcut to send a message (hit Ctrl+Enter, Alt+Enter, etc)-- or, make Enter send a message and Ctrl+Enter or Alt+Enter add a newline.More
It would be helpful if u could talk
You aren't able to use the click to talk feature, it never connects and dials. Using the GVOICE has at least working functionality. If you could flick to select the name, it then brings up the lower panels and gives you options to autodial this number, that would be usefulMore
Refresh and delete button overlap when app is snapped. Otherwise app works well enough. Lots of appreciation for this free app considering how Google treats windows/and winphone users like we don't matter. Notifications seem delayed at times though.More
App runs well. Could use some improvements.
I should be able choose a contact from the People app to send a text to or call, and I should be able to initiate an sms or call directly from the People app.More
Good but needs more updates
Paid for upgrade to get push notifications. Works well once setup. Requires 3rd party (GVMax = free) to broker the pushes. The auto-setup is broken so you have to setup forwarding rules manually in Google (which isn't straight forward but that's not Free Talk's fault). Con #1: Not integrated w/ People app so no dialing from there. You must go into Free Talk, search for your contact and then dial. Con #2: No lockscreen notification. Live Tile notice works but it only gives a #.More
Works well, want more full features...
More function over form. The background and ads are less than desirable. It works, but the upgrade cost to get push notifications is hidden and unintuitive. It'd be best to offer a free and a paid version to make it crystal clear what the paid option gets the user. It'd also be nice to change the theme to make it less like Nickelodeon Double Dare.More
- Google voice client
- Free SMS
- Live tiles
- Push notifications
- Cheap international calls
- Ads free experience and Push notifications with live tiles for 1 year
- Approximate size
- Age rating
For ages 7 and upMore
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8
- Supported processors
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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- Additional terms
Access your Internet connection
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Initial version - Consider as public beta.