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Whistle Phone for Mac

Free phone calls from the desktop.

Free
In English
Version 1.53
2.9
Based on 4 user rates

Whistle Phone overview

Whistle Phone brings free inbound and outbound calling in the contiguous US to your Mac. We also offer international calling at low rates.

Features
  • Make and take calls from your desktop or mark yourself as unavailable
  • Choose your look and feel from seven different skins
  • Has built-in integration with your Mac's Address Book
  • Includes two-line calling features, including call waiting and three-way calling
  • Forwards your Whistle calls to any phone number via our Follow Me service
  • Utilizes Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically discover and call Whistle users on your WiFi network
  • Integrates with Growl for customizable missed-call notifications

And, one note: Your best experience is going to be with headphones. Using the built-in speakers and mic at the same time may cause echo.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What’s new in version 1.53

Version 1.53:
  • Native application for Apple Silicon
  • Added an option to automatically select new audio devices (e.g. Bluetooth headsets) connected to the host
  • Fixed window position restoration in cases where the screen size may have changed
  • If Whistle Phone is hidden in the dock, it will now make itself visible when requesting a password
  • Dark mode support
  • Improved reliability of DTMF entry
  • Disabled iTunes control preference on macOS 10.15+ as this API is no longer available
  • Updated VoIP internals

Whistle Phone for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.53
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2.9

(6 Reviews of Whistle Phone)

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  • User Ratings

neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Aug 23 2014
1.45
0.5
Aug 23 2014
0.5
Version: 1.45
"Free phone calls" seems to be simply not true. For me a phone call is a call to a phone number and all this application offers for free are calls from one registered user to another registered user (of which there are probably rather few). In other words: it is something like a completely irrelevant competition to Skype or FaceTime.
bbw7
bbw7
May 2 2013
1.42
0.0
May 2 2013
0.0
Version: 1.42
From the developer's website, it appears that this is not actually free, although a limited (20 minutes of talking) 1-month trial is free. So yes, the app itself is free, but the service isn't.
Leigh4
Leigh4
Jul 9 2012
1.32
0.0
Jul 9 2012
0.0
Version: 1.32
Great
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Jul 4 2012
1.32
3.0
Jul 4 2012
3.0
Version: 1.32
I give this app 4 stars or more across the board, because it worked well and it was very convenient being able to make a call from my MacBook. But the overall score of 3 stars are for my gripe with the company itself. I stopped using this only because I didn't use it all the time, and was getting nag emails to use it or lose it. They provide you with a free local phone number, and I had given that out to several people. Then I went on a photo assignment in Ukraine, and when I came back I had an email saying that they were going to reclaim the phone number because I hadn't used it in a while. I can see why they might need to do this, but they should make it a longer time period. I don't think 6 months would be unreasonable?
Mac5
Mac5
Jul 4 2012
1.32
0.0
Jul 4 2012
0.0
Version: 1.32
Like so many other developers who create some nice apps for Mac users... but forget that there are many hundreds of thousands of Mac users who do not live in the USA. They are missing a huge market when they choose to ignore those of us who do not live in the USA, but still use a Mac.
winonafonda
winonafonda
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Aug 23 2014
0.5
Aug 23 2014
0.5
Version: null
bluesman16
bluesman16
Mar 7 2013
3.0
Mar 7 2013
3.0
Version: null
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Jul 4 2012
3.0
Jul 4 2012
3.0
Version: null