So as many of you already know I decided to go back to the iPhone. The truth is the iPhone rocks but AT&T sucks, which is why I switched to Verizon/Android in the first place. Well that and the fact I’m a certified cell phone junky 😉

Now what I couldn’t tell you when I recorded my last post was the real reason I switched back to my iPhone – Line2 2.0 VoIP / Cell Dual Mode App. At the time it was still in private beta but now anyone can get it. So with Line2 2.0 anywhere I have WiFi, like at home, my office, my hotel…, I don’t ever have to worry about AT&T’s crappy coverage. Basically Line2 adds my business number to my iPhone and lets me place and receive calls from that number over HD VoIP. Yeah, not only do I not have to worry about dropped calls but now I have great sound quality.

Now If I’m stuck in my car and I absolutely have to take or make a call, which for me is almost never, Line2 automatically switches over to the cell network to receive/call out. So on those rare occasions I do have to risk AT&T hell, but the cool thing is the call is still coming from my biz number not my personal cell number.

So before anyone goes, yeah but you can do that with Skype or Google Voice, let me tell you why Line2 rocks the iPhone way harder. First of all instead of using cell minutes for receiving calls like Skype and Google Voice, I get unlimited inbound and outbound calls over VoIP in the US and Canada.

Another great feature about Line2 is that its integrated with Toktumi’s hosted PBX system so I get an auto attendant, caller specific handling rules, etc. plus conference calling up to 20 people. It even has a speakphone in the App. Now we’re talking major cool iPhone that blows away any other phone in the market. AT&T still blows but with Line2 it really doesn’t matter.

Check it out for yourself.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

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59 thoughts on “Line2 Rocks”
  1. I assume this would work fine with a Blackberry on AT&T plan then? I think I might end up going with Verizon due to the coverage. Either way, thanks for the info Shoe.

    1. I appreciate Verizon’s more reliable coverage as well. Plus, I’m in the market for a new phone – I managed to destroy mine by accidentally tossing it into the wash. This was after one too many 3am feedings with my infant son, not just because I’m careless with my stuff. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, though. I did need to upgrade. So, do you recommend a Blackberry on Verizon over an iPhone on AT&T?

  2. I don’t have an iPhone (yet. Someday I would get one), but I agree AT&T is crappy. And Line2 does sound awesome. I’ll make sure to get that app someday.

    1. Not so hot on the iPhone either, but this has me seriously thinking of getting one.

  3. AT&T is just too bad of a service for me to ever go with an I-phone. Maybe someday AT&T’s monopoly on it will end. Although I know some people that have theirs unlocked so they can use it on any carrier, so Line2 will rock. Expect more apps to come out like this that lets you place free voip calls, and on other phone brands. And look for cell service providers to try to squash it.

    1. If the tech rumors are true, that day could very well be at hand! The new iPhone will be able to make use of Verizon’s service.

      1. It’s about time the monopoly on iPhone ended! Now we will see what that baby can really do!

  4. Niiice timing, Shoe. I was just googling for apps yesterday. I even found an app that lets you report bad AT&T service. (look here –> http://bit.ly/bE4tva). Currently I’m using Skype on iPhone. I’m contented with the service so far, but your post made me want to try this Line2 app. Thanks for the post!

    1. So there’s an AT&T Mark the Spot app, huh? Too bad it’s only for complaints. I wish there was an app that would make AT&T a better wireless provider.

      1. I wish there was an app that would fix my iPhone problems.

        But this Line2 app looks good.

  5. Unlimited US/Canada VoIP calls and low int’l rates? And it’s not even that expensive. Sounds great.

  6. “I don’t ever have to worry about AT&T’s crappy coverage.” THIS. If anything, this is the single most wanted benefit from the Line2 app ever.

  7. Unlimited VOIP I can take anywhere, huh? That sounds perfect for a busy woman like me.

    1. You said it, ExclaimedIdeas. I’m not a big fan of the iPhone myself, but this post makes me want to reconsider my stand on it. Unlimited VOIP translates to savings when you call clients and business associates. Definitely something worth considering.

  8. I remember reading about this last year on CNET. I forgot who the reviewer was, but I remember he said Line2 is the perfect iPhone app for those in business.

  9. Does anybody know if this app works when you’re out of the country? I travel often, and it would be great if I could use Line2 outside of the US/Canada. Specifically Mexico, since I spend considerable time there.

      1. Actually if you have a WiFi connection it does work plus no roaming charges. Calls back to the US and Canada are still free, calls in Mexico or any other country would be at the international rate.

        I’ve been using Line2 since it came out last year and I can tell it is was good then but this new version with Voip is awesome. First time I’ve been able to use my iPhone in my house. Now I use it all the time and haven’t had a single dropped call 🙂

  10. I love the Iphone. I have several friends with them and they have so many options and the interrnet is fast! But the talk service sucks! I use about 5k minutes a month on my cell phone that is business related. I hate to switch carriers and get crappy service. I’m on T-mobile and my local service is reliable. Everyone I know that has unlocked their Iphone on Tmobile has had problems with it

  11. I don’t think there is a cell phone company that exists that someone doesn’t say sucks.

    1. True dat! Depends heavily on where you’re living… the coverage varies greatly from provider to provider.

    2. LOL. That’s true. I guess everyone has had a bad experience with their provider at one point in time or another, but stick with them anyway – or until they’re fed up.

      1. Or until they find something that they think is better. Then something goes wrong and disappoints them, and they think the provider sucks again, and they start looking for a new one once more. It’s a vicious cycle.

    3. Yes, but there are a few providers that don’t suck as much.

      AT&T just sucks SO much. No one in my family, not even friends, use AT&T because there’s always bad coverage.

    1. I don’t think so… it’s an oversized contraption with no specific function.

    2. Heck no. It’s basically a tablet computer, not a phone. The iPhone is a phone that has internet and multimedia features. They’re different gadgets so they’re not really comparable. But if I have to choose one, I’d choose the iPhone. I already have a MacBook and an iPod, so what do I need an iPad for?

  12. HaHa…The iPhone has done it again…i’m still personally a crackberry junkie but these iPhone apps are really really making me think about switching. This would be excellent in every business you can think of…amazing!!

  13. For all of you who don’t want an iphone because of some the perceived “crappy service” from AT&T…I’ve got two words for you.

    Jailbreak & Unlock.

  14. There is nothing like the iPhone but I would have to agree 100%, AT&T sucks big time!

  15. Just wanted to tell you that your blog is not rendering properly on the BlackBerry Browser. Anyway, I’m now on the RSS feed on my laptop, so it shows!

  16. Hey Shoe – Apple just announced that they’re coming out with TWO more iPhones. Do you plan on checking them out?

    1. I just heard about that too. Reportedly (and predictably) they are thinner and faster. I wonder how thin the future iPhones will get.

      Every new gadget out there, Apple gadgets mostly, are getting thinner and thinner. I wouldn’t be surprised if they invent a gadget next that’s as thin as a sheet of paper.

    2. WHAT!?? Two new iPhones after just a year of the 3GS’ release? I’m faking my surprise, lol.

      Apple seems to be releasing a new iPhone every summer since ’07.

  17. All these news about useful apps make me want to get an iPhone. I’ve been a BlackBerry user since 2004, and I’ve always been satisfied with it. I managed to resist the temptation to switch to iPhone even if my wife got one last year. But now iPhone is making me curious.

      1. Well, I have this thinking that if it’s not broken don’t fix it, and my Blackberry still works perfectly. Still, the iPhone is tempting me.

  18. That’s great! I’m planning to get an iPhone soon. Maybe I’ll try this Line2 app, even if I don’t have any use for it. Haha, I’ll just try it out for 30 days, and then I’ll cancel it. Anyway it’s just $15.

    1. This is a good plan. I really appreciate companies that aloow you atrial period for thins like this. After all, how do you know you need it unless you’ve tried it, right? You can always change your mind about it anyway.

  19. Hmmm $14.95/month and one month free sound too good to be true. I’m searching for bad Line2 reviews, but so far I’m only getting good reviews. I want to know about the pros and cons first before I sign up for this app.

    1. You don’t have to wait – the company gives a free trial version of the app. You can try it out before you decide to purchase it to see if you like it or if there are any bugs you can’t deal with.

  20. Line2 sounds interesting.

    Just a few minutes ago CNBC started talking about rumors that Apple is in talks with Verizon re: the iPhone.

    1. According to the news this morning, the second version of the iPhone is close at hand. And yes, it accepts Verison, as well as other providers! Hallelujah!

  21. I refuse to get ATT and I am sort of a anti Apple customer. Which sucks, as the iPhone is the best phone to get right now. I was stoked about the Droid until you had the problems you did and that is just not acceptable in my book. Plus, the Droid has still yet to receive the update that it was supposed to. For now, I will just stick with what I got until I truly need a smart/business phone.

    1. I’ve seen the releases, and it sounds really cool, with an external keyboard and stuff. I wouldn’t buy anything from Apple within the first year of its release, though. I might be itching to have it, but their new releases are notorious for being buggy.

    2. This sounds like an interesting investment for me. And then, the app Jeremy recommends.

  22. If it’s already on Blackberry too, how much longer do you think it will take before Line2 comes to Android? I can’t imagine them leaving out the fastest growing cellphone market right now.

  23. I was holding out for the new HTC EVO 4G. Something like Line2 might make me just end up getting an iPhone.

  24. I can’t imagine them leaving out the fastest growing cellphone market right now.

  25. What a huge pain. It is $14.95 per month to use. Lame! If you are using it to save minutes you may as well just use that $14.95 and upgrade your plan.

    If you are using it for VOIP call quality (not worried about minutes) just use Google Voice…The new mobile version looks just like the iPhone dialer, its sweet.

  26. Hmmm… I wonder… Since you can use Skype on the 3rd gen ipod touch, I wonder if ya could use Line2 on it also. Now that would be interesting.

  27. I was considering getting an iPhone before reading these bad reviews about AT&T’s crappy service. I guess I will renew my Blackberry contract=).

  28. A quality post. I posted a plug for this blog at mine. So, I think many people forget the points you are making.

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