Do you remember back in the day (I’m talking like 2002-ish) when the Nextel touch to talk walkie talkie like phones were the big thing? It seemed like everyone “cool” had one.
I will admit, I owned one. (Actually, I think I owned at least 3 on one plan and I have a lot of funny stories to go along with that!) It was the easiest and most convenient way to reach someone who wasn’t in your presence.
The benefits of the touch to talk is that you can easily communicate with someone who has another touch to talk capable phone.
The downfalls were that you had to have a touch to talk capable phone (which until recent were not smart phones!) and you had to have a contract plan.
In 2002, when we had our phones, the carrier was Nextel/Sprint. It appears that Sprint and AT&T are still the only touch to talk carriers. Which is all fine and well. Nothing against Sprint or AT&T. But I can’t – and haven’t been able to – afford a contract plan in years.
For the past three years, I have had no-contract phones. They are cheaper services – especially when you are paying for more than one line of service.
That would eliminate my chances of owning a touch to talk phone in the near future, right?
With the Prip App, you can install it on any Apple or Android powered phone and have the capability of touch to talk!
Right now, Prip is offering a 1 month free trial and after the one month (if you don’t cancel) it is $1.99 per line.
I immediately installed it on my phone – it is a very basic app.
Go to your app store and search for Prip (or go to the website here and click on which app store you need). Once it’s installed, you will have to go through and register which includes inputting your credit card information, but you will not be charged until your free trial month is over.
After your registered and signed in – that’s it. There isn’t anything left to do.
I knew that if I really wanted to test out this app and really get a feel for it, I had to sign up hubby as well.
If you are adding lines, know that you cannot register on another phone with the same credit card. You have to add a line to the initial account and then send an invite to the other phone.
For example, I originally registered my phone with one line.
I downloaded the app onto hubby’s phone and tried to register his with my credit card, but it wouldn’t let me. However, I was able to add a second line to my account (with no issue) and send an invite to his email where he was able to register the app.
None of this was difficult to do at all. It was very easy.
In fact, the most difficult part of all of it was figuring out who’s phone number was what (which in case you are wondering, you click on the dots (well, they are dots on the Android) in the top right corner which pulls down a menu. Click on “my info” and scroll down to where you see PPT. That is your number!)
Prip works via your 3G or 4G network, while roaming or over WIFI and is now available in US, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay with all mobile carriers. It even works with Nextel customers!
Hubby and I both love the ease of the Prip app. It runs in the background so it’s always on (meaning I can contact hubby or vice versa without having to tell the other to turn on the app) and I haven’t noticed any issues with memory, space, or lagging of my phone. I haven’t noticed a difference in battery usage either.
It comes in handy when hubby is out running errands or on his way home from work – he doesn’t have to call or text, he can just pick up his phone, touch the app and has me on the other end of the phone.
Now if I could get the bestie to download it to, I’d really be set!
Who would you use the Prip app with?