Whistle Phone

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

As described in the iTunes Store:

As featured on Good Morning America and This Week in Tech.

Whistle brings free continental US calling to your iPhone or iPad over WiFi or 3G. With headphones and a microphone, Whistle will also work on your iPod Touch. Whistle provides free inbound calling to your Whistle number, notifying you of calls through Push notifications. You can also make unlimited, ad-supported outbound calls to continental US phone numbers. Whistle provides ad-free and international calling at low rates.

Features:

  • Has built-in integration with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad Contacts
  • 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
  • Use Whistle as a client with any 3rd party SIP service
  • Utilizes Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically discover and call Whistle users on your WiFi network.

Version

1.21

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: This app is accessible, though some users may find it to be counter-intuitive. To answer a call, users must double tap or split tap the line 1 button. If you get another call while you're already in a call you've answered, you must hit line 2. It's common sense but most people are expecting an answer button.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

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Comments

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Thursday, January 13, 2011

One thing to note is that there's no way to review what you've dialed if using the dialpad. I learned that the hard way by calling a random person instead of someone I wanted to call.

Submitted by turner42 on Friday, May 6, 2011

I just discovered Whistle Phone and after some initial problems getting it to take the password, I called a friend in California and the connection sounded as good as my land line. This is on an iPod Touch 3RD Gen. I had to change the password to get it to work. Apparently you must have an 8 character password or use some capital letters. My first password didn't have either. You also have to split-tab or double tap on each digit of the phone number--no touch typing. I wrote the developer about that. Otherwise, a fine app.

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