Line2 app for iPhone and iPod Touch by Toktumi

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, March 26, 2010

“Toktumi and Line2 are currently experiencing a denial of service attack”, this is what the Toktumi site read when we hit it searching for the Line2 app. iPhone users tired of AT&T’s drill hole must be craving for VoIP app like this one. The Line2 app allows users to have two separate phone lines on iPhone, each line having a separate number. Using the app you will be able make phone calls over 3G, Wi-Fi or cellular networks. Toktumi claims that you can saves a significant amount on your monthly cell phone bill and improve the cell reception on a whole. To know more let’s have an insight of the app.

Dual Phone Lines

Targeted at business users, Line2 app will allow users to have two numbers on iPhone, which they can use separately for business and personal calls. With the app employees will not only be able to keep their personal numbers private, but also allow businesses to set up professional features on the business line, with some exclusive features such as phone directory. The caller gets options like dial 1 for sales or dial 2 for news desk etc.  It can route a call directly to the voicemail or use the Auto Attendtant for auto response.

Further, it also adds a single support number that calls the mobile phones of multiple employees. It is an ideal business tool with the enterprise-level virtual PBX, which is easy to configure.

Seamless Switching between 3G and Wi-Fi

AT&T’s 3G data network is the standard for iPhone, but in certain places the service can be spotty and particularly indoors. Whenever you are in a wireless hotspot, Line2 app will enable the calls over Wi-Fi instead of AT&T network. Moreover, it can continuously switch between 3G and WiFi, as you move from a 3G area to Wi-Fi hotspot, even when you are on a call.

Turning the iPod into cell phone

What’s most interesting, now your cherished music device iPod Touch would double up as a cell phone. iPod Touch running Line2 can change into a cell phone when it enters a Wi Fi hotspot. In such case you won’t need to pay AT&T.

Challenge to Google Voice

Line2 app poses a challenge to Google Voice app for mobiles, which is queued for Apple’s App Store. Meanwhile, Apple has sanctioned Toktumi’s Line2 not just the iPhone but also the iPod touch.

The Line2 app allows a local number, an 800-number, or you can also transfer an existing number. The service will offers unlimited calls in the U.S. and Canada and cheap international rates. However, unlike Google Voice it has no SMS features.

Line2 app Price

The Line2 app is decently priced at $0.99. Toktumi offer a 30 day trial after which you need to pay $14.95. It doesn’t have any long-term contract.

Tips to Use

Since iPhone doesn’t support multi-tasking for third-party apps, you can only use the Line2 app after you jailbreak your iPhone.


May 23, 2010: 12:36 pm

The iPod Touch would have to have the Apple microphone earbuds plugged in (they include a mic)

Your dont NEED to jailbreak your phone or Touch to run line 2, but if you dont you would need it to be running all the time (rather then sitting in the backround)

March 26, 2010: 1:24 pm

That is bullshit. You don’t have to jailbreak your phone for Line2

March 26, 2010: 12:23 pm

How can this be used on a touch? The touch has no microphone.

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