While Tango Personals offers free memberships to women, men are required to purchase packages of minutes to use for chatting. The rates depend on the member's location and the amount of minutes purchased. Tango Personals also offers a free trial and discounted initial minutes package for first-time male users.
Tango Personals members connect by either replying to other member's voice personal ads or using Live Connector for a real-time unmonitored chat with other members who are currently online. Members place personal voice ads on the system by calling a local telephone number. While placing and listening to ads is free, replying to a message or live chatting deducts minutes from male member's pre-purchased allotment.