Whistle Phone
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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
What's New
Version 1.43:
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Whistle Phone User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
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bbw7 commented on 02 May 2013
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.
[Version 1.42]


burypromote
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Leigh4 commented on 09 Jul 2012
Great
[Version 1.32]


burypromote
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Harristype reviewed on 04 Jul 2012
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?
[Version 1.32]


burypromote
+2

+75
Mac5 commented on 04 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 1.32]

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burypromote
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MacBunny replied on 04 Jul 2012
I think thats because the phone companies don't support this kind of stuff. Anyway who needs this when we have Skype and its free!?
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D Spinney commented on 21 Feb 2011
Too bad it's only available in the App store.
[Version 1.24]

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burypromote
+5

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Knowhowe replied on 21 Feb 2011
Too bad it's only available in America.
burypromote

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Sleek replied on 22 Mar 2011
you can download Whistle directly Developers Website.
burypromote
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JCH2 replied on 11 Jan 2012
It's not directly available that I can find; all links lead to the dreaded AppStore. And until it gets an android version, it won't be as widely used as other services that do have such. Most of us looking at free calling internet services sooner or later have to deal with something beyond the big two proprietary operating systems.
burypromote

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Jmahon24 replied on 11 Jan 2012
Works great on iPad and iMac running lion. You must llisten to a 20 second commercial before your call goes through. Great when you'd on the iPad.
burypromote
+1

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Mikaelf replied on 04 Jul 2012
Explain exactly why the App store is bad. Leave out opinions and whining...please.
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bluesman16 rated on 06 Mar 2013

[Version 1.34]


Downloads:10,181
Version Downloads:1,159
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Free
Date:06 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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