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Review: Line2 - 2 Lines, 1 iPhone
-Easy to understand interface
-Address book integration as well as Toktumi sync
-No SMS :-(
-No Wifi calling
-No modification of auto-attendant from app
Line 2, made by Toktumi, allows its customers to use their iPhone in conjunction with their phone line. Essentially, you can have second phone number that is available to be answered on your iPhone. You can obtain a number through the app or from Toktumi.com (right now they have a 30-day free offer) then the app
That app has 5 main screens. first it has a number pad that looks very similar to your native iPhone keypad. The second screen is your contact. A neat feature, other than listing your contact, is the ability to sync with other contact that you have created on their server using the web access interface.
The third screen displays your call history. I like the way that it displays the incoming versus the outgoing calls - its quite obvious - green means outgoing, red is incoming, while still listing the date & phone number that called in.. The only thing missing here, is - the actually time the call came in.
The fourth screen, is the Voicemail screen. Again this interface is very closely graphically to the iPhone's phone functions. Unlike the history screen, this is also missing the time when the call came in. It only displays the caller's number & the day of the week when it came in.
Lastly, the final screen is the settings screen. Here you are able to control many of the settings in your Line2/Toktumi account - turn on "Do not Disturb" (which allows you to send all calls directly to Voicemail), How you want to make calls from the app - the call back method or the Direct method, how you want to sort your contacts, and whether you want to turn on/off auto sync of voicemail & history. (I recommend it). You can also add additional phone numbers that the number can forward to.
While Line2 has some pretty cool features, it compares very little to what is one their website. In a sense Line2 is much like Google Voice, but does so much more - the ability to have n Auto Attendant "press 1 for..." In the end their service is only $14.95/month (contrary to what the app store says) and they don't charge you for minutes, even if you get a 1-800 number (of course if your still using your cell minuets, you'll have to cough those up to your carrier like normal). Below is a comparison chart I stole from their website:
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All in all, they have great customer service & have some awesome features for a very small price. If nothing else, all you're in need of is a temporary number, it's only going to cost you $0.99 :-)