Originally Posted by syntrix
tip for GV:
Make sure your contacts and pad dialing is in the format 1(555)555-1212 or just the numbers.
If you omit the "1", or the area code, even for local calls, GV won't work! This is not android, it's how GV works!
I saw that tip posted on a couple of sites. That hasn't been my experience, as none of my contacts are in that format. Additionally, if you call your own GV number and then hit 2, you can dial out.
I wish GV has something similar to GV mobile on the iPhone where you can dial out directly from the Google Voice app. The Droid app seems to either ask you to have GV always dial out, or to have to select either GV or Verizon each time you want to dial out.