by Joe White
November 18, 2010
The Toktumi/Line2 Team has recently sent out an important email to users, urging them not to update to Apple's upcoming iOS 4.2 software update. If you do, when you receive a call, "the ringer will continue to ring even after an incoming call is answered." Here's the email:
Attention all Line2 iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users: Please do not upgrade to iOS version 4.2. If you upgrade to iOS 4.2 and you are running Line2 in the background, the ringer will continue to ring even after an incoming call is answered. This affects Line2 as well as all other VoIP and social calling apps. (Note: If you do not use Line2 your Toktumi service will not be effected.) Apple Developer Support is aware of this issue and has designated its status as 'severe'. However, as of the most recent iOS beta (GMSeed build), this issue is still not resolved. We apologize for this inconvenience and will update you as soon as we get more information from Apple. Line2 will continue to work as normal with your current operating system. We strongly encourage you not to install iOS 4.2 until Apple fixes the upgrade issue. We will send out an email update as soon as it is safe to upgrade.Line2 is an interesting service which allows users to run two numbers on one iPhone handset. Additionally, it allows non-US residents to create their own US number, to activate Google Voice, for example. However, if you are using Line2, be sure not to upgrade to iOS 4.2 until you are told it is safe to do so. We'll keep you updated on the situation, so check back for updates. Alternatively, you can check out Line2's site here.
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