This post was most recently updated on August 24th, 2017
How to use a USA phone number outside USA
According to the manufacturer. TalkU is a mobile application for iPhone and Android. Using the app, you can make unlimited free phone calls, send free text messages, and instantly share pictures, videos, and your location with friends, family members and other TalkU users. The sound quality on TalkU is usually better than the quality of a regular phone call. TalkU can assign a real phone number to you, which can receive calls and texts from anyone. TalkU can also turn your phone into a real Walkie Talkie.
Firstly you need to download the app for either your Android or your apple iDevice. To download for iPhone, click here. And to download for Android click this link. Also, after installation, you can decide which of their services you want to use. Some of their services are free of charge while others require you purchasing their credits. TalkU offers four major services:
CORE TALKU SERVICES
Firstly, I am not the core chatting type. I opted for TalkU because of their USA phone number. If you want to use TalkU for other things not related to their phone number, it is totally free. However, if you need your own phone number for either USA, UK, Belgium, Canada or Netherlands, you need to buy at least 100 TalkU credits which cost around $5 to own the line for a year. you can pay with your ATM/ credit/debit card and on completion of the payment, you will instantly receive $100. Alternatively, you can earn free Talku credits with which you can buy their premium services by checking into the application daily, by completing sponsored offers within the application, by watching video ads and by inviting friends to join the service.
What are the call rates?
Calling rates to major destinations and credit per minute from Nigeria.
India-1.85,United States-0.9(Alaska-3.30 and sms is 0.50), Canada-0.90 and SMS-0.50, China-1.2,Mexico land-0.9, Mexico Mobile-3.3, UK land-1, UK Mobile-2.9,Germany Land-0.90, Germany Mobile-4, Brazil land-1.35,Brazil Mobile-5.5, France mobile-4, Italy mobile-7.15, Australia land-1.50 and Australia mobile-6 . You can get the full calling rates within the App.
FAQ on TalkU App
Another thing is that the team has a comprehensive frequently asked question page which addresses all questions. Such questions as:
- How does TalkU protect my privacy?
- Will the TalkU app upload my entire address book to the TalkU server?
- Does TalkU display advertisements? You can click on this link to go to their faq page immediately
OTHER FEATURES AND CONCLUSION
Conclusively, it worthy of note that TalkU offers many services. However, what made me an instant fan was their custom phone number. I have no regrets patronizing them and I have also made calls through to several users free of charge. The phone number you will receive from them will be fully functional and you can forward it to your local line. Even when you are offline, you will receive your call sms immediately you get back online. I have also earned some credits up to 100 free of charge by performing their promo task. Give this application a trial today at no risk at all and you will be so glad you do.
The app provides phone numbers from five countries that are United States/Canada/Belgium/Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The benefit of this feature is one gets a real U.S. /CA/UK/DUTCH/Belgium phone number. Expet more countries soon. There are millions of phone numbers and you can choose your favourite phone number in any area by entering an area code or city name(in my case I chose Chicago USA).
Especially relevant, you can receive calls and messages from anyone even from people those who do not use TalkU. It’s basically a second line to your phone, a better, beautiful and cheaper version than your first line. One can turn their phone into a Walkie Talkie and simply press a button to talk. In the voicemail, one can use the default greeting option or set their own personalized greeting. If you have more than one phone number, accordingly you can set up your caller ID and select the number you want to get displayed or you can keep it anonymous. One can block unknown phone numbers. The features go on and on.
Schedule free conference calls anytime and anywhere. Also, one of its amazing features is Fax, faxing to the United States and Canada would cost just 15 credits per page. It supports PDF, PNG,JPG, Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats. It’s not necessary to have a scanner, all you need to do is take a photo and the app would make it look like a scanned document.
Furthermore, You can send money to anyone, anywhere i.e. you can recharge a prepaid mobile number that could be yours or anybody’s in any country. This service can help you to pay their phone bills. If you use a prepaid number, it will help you to add cell minutes. You can send airtime over 200 countries. One can use this service only twice in a week up to six numbers in a month. You can recharge $5, $10, $15 USD or also up to $50 via your credit card or paypal account. I am yet to see a better calling application that is universally usable.