TalkTalk has found another way to save its customers money with the launch of a new calling app that lets customers use their landline minutes on the move.
The Talk2Go app enables all TalkTalk customers to make and receive calls whilst out and about on 3G or 4G mobile data or over Wi-Fi, that are charged at the same rate as if they were at home, using their landline. So if a caller has TalkTalk’s Plus TV package, which includes anytime UK calls, calls to UK numbers via Talk2Go would be free of charge, instead of being charged at the mobile rate or deducted from inclusive minutes on their mobile package.
And with Talk2Go, TalkTalk homes will also never have to miss a landline call. The app includes a ‘Follow Me’ feature, which transfers calls from a customer’s landline to their mobile - in the UK or abroad.
Customers can pair their TalkTalk landline with up to four mobile devices and never pay for calls between one another with free in-app calls.
The app, which comes as standard to all packages, can be used at home or abroad, helping to avoid expensive international charges.
TalkTalk is the first telecoms provider to offer an app that lets customers both make and receive landline calls on their mobiles, and Talk2Go will be free to download to all 4 million TalkTalk homes.
Tristia Harrison of TalkTalk, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to help keep bills low and Talk2Go is a brilliant little app that does just that. A lot of people may have a landline package they’re not necessarily making the most of; we want to help everyone get the best value from their calling plans. Talk2Go is a great way of making your landline minutes go a little further and means you never have to miss a call to your landline again. It cuts the cost of mobile calls and helps families stay in touch without racking up big bills.”
Talk2Go features include:
· Make lower cost landline calls on your mobile -re-direct your landline minutes to use on your mobile
· Save on mobile calls - free app to app calls over Wi-Fi, give the app to four family members and never pay for calls between you
· Never miss a landline call – with our Follow Me service transfer calls from your landline to mobile - in the UK or abroad
· Avoid expensive international calls – when abroad make calls to the UK & receive calls from the UK over Wi-Fi, for the same price as a local UK call
· Avoid any mobile coverage black spots – call over Wi-Fi so you don’t have to battle bad reception
Talk2Go can be used alongside TalkTalk’s add-on Calling Boosts, which offer additional landline minutes, such as unlimited mobile calls or international calls for a flat monthly fee. A business version of the app, tailored to SMEs, was launched last month and is included as standard in TalkTalk Business's Simply Broadband and Complete Broadband packages.