Landline phone usage is falling away so TalkTalk has released a new app that allows customers to use their home phone inclusive minutes and other perks through their smartphones.
Anyone with a TalkTalk landline can download the Talk2Go app from the iOS and Android app stores for free, and begin to make calls using WiFi, 3G and 4G on their mobile, using their landline allowances or rates instead of their mobile plan's.
If you're worried about exceeding your mobile minutes over the festive period, then this app could bring you some early Christmas cheer. You don't even need a mobile signal to make a call, just make sure you're in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot and you will be good to go.
TalkTalk's not the first operator to release an app like this. BT's SmartTalk, Three's InTouch; O2's TU Go and Virgin Media's Smart Call apps have all helped customers to use their landline benefits when on the go. It can be very useful if you have free weekend calls or other concessions that may be going to waste every month, or need to dial a number not included in your mobile plan, such as 0800 numbers.
If you're thinking of going abroad soon then you'll also be able to make calls to UK numbers and save on those annoying roaming charges. In addition, you can also set up the app to forward all of your calls from your landline.