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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #1251 (permalink)
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ive been running groove ip and google voice for months on my droid razr from verizon. i no longer have a voice plan on it. it worked fine until i got the ice cream sandwich update pushed to it the other day. ever since then, google voice works for texting but i cant get groove ip to log in at all. last night at a bar for about half an hour it linked up, but it doesnt work at my house, or where i work or anywhere else that it used to. i deleted both google voice and groove ip, downloaded them multiple times trying to find a fix, and i have no idea what is wrong.

can someone help me?

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ive been running groove ip and google voice for months on my droid razr from verizon. i no longer have a voice plan on it. it worked fine until i got the ice cream sandwich update pushed to it the other day. ever since then, google voice works for texting but i cant get groove ip to log in at all. last night at a bar for about half an hour it linked up, but it doesnt work at my house, or where i work or anywhere else that it used to. i deleted both google voice and groove ip, downloaded them multiple times trying to find a fix, and i have no idea what is wrong.

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Are you using WiFi or a mobile data connection? What error do you get when you try to sign in? Also try doing the following

1) Uninstall the app
2) Restart the device
3) Download and install the app again

Also try making a call from your computer. Log into www.gmail.com then click "Call phone" from under Chat and install the plugin and make a call.
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Is there a way that I can use the phone's number as the google voice number, get incoming calls through groove ip, and always have the groove dialer as the default? That way, I could just text with the phone. I'm getting the Samsung exhibit 2, and wanted to know if that was possible. I obviously don't fully understand yet. The main question is if I'd have to use google to text.
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Is there a way that I can use the phone's number as the google voice number, get incoming calls through groove ip, and always have the groove dialer as the default? That way, I could just text with the phone. I'm getting the Samsung exhibit 2, and wanted to know if that was possible. I obviously don't fully understand yet. The main question is if I'd have to use google to text.
GrooVe IP can only make calls through your Google Voice account, so using your Google Voice phone number. The only way to use your native phone number would be to port that to Google Voice, but at that point it would be like canceling your native service. I believe sprint is the only one that integrates with Google Voice completely so your Google Voice number can be the same as your native number.
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Hi snrb,
Grooveip seems to be dead on my Samsung this morning! No outgoing or incoming call, even though the phone is working normally? Is anyone having same problem?
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Grooveip seems to be dead on my Samsung this morning! No outgoing or incoming call, even though the phone is working normally? Is anyone having same problem?

Google Talk currently is experiencing a massive outage affecting a majority of Google Talk users. Since the app connects through Google Talk this will affect calls through GrooVe IP. When Google resolves the issue calls should also work properly again.

You can get updated status on the problem here
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Google Talk currently is experiencing a massive outage affecting a majority of Google Talk users. Since the app connects through Google Talk this will affect calls through GrooVe IP. When Google resolves the issue calls should also work properly again.

You can get updated status on the problem here
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Thanks snrb for quick response. First time it happened, so I don't know the source of the problem. Sorry about that! It's back now. Google is the problem.
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I purchased the App today. I am new to Android, but partially tech savvy. I have the Samsung Exhibit II, TMO no contract, with 100 minutes but unlimited data.

The App worked right away, my first call connected and my GV number showed up in the caller ID on the receiving phone. Only one problem so far: I'm getting voice delay on both sides. We had to talk like we were using walkie talkies, where we'd say "over" then wait. This was over a 4G connection. I haven't had a chance to try it on wifi yet. Which settings should I play with? The mic buffer? Total volume? The overall sound was really good, just the delay made the conversation very difficult. I will experiment with it more tomorrow, thanks for any advice.
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snrb labs,

I purchased the App today. I am new to Android, but partially tech savvy. I have the Samsung Exhibit II, TMO no contract, with 100 minutes but unlimited data.

The App worked right away, my first call connected and my GV number showed up in the caller ID on the receiving phone. Only one problem so far: I'm getting voice delay on both sides. We had to talk like we were using walkie talkies, where we'd say "over" then wait. This was over a 4G connection. I haven't had a chance to try it on wifi yet. Which settings should I play with? The mic buffer? Total volume? The overall sound was really good, just the delay made the conversation very difficult. I will experiment with it more tomorrow, thanks for any advice.
The most likely issues is latency on your network. Can you run a speed test with the free speedtest.net app. Check the upload, download and ping time. A high ping time could indicate latency.
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I purchased groove ip for use on my galaxy tab 2 the one feature I would like to see is integration with The contacts app.when browsing my contacts there is no option to call with groove ip.

Besides that I love the app & it was well worth the purchase
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I need help, when I try to make a call it says we cannot complete your call please try again! Idk what is going on! I just rooted my phone with z4 and everything and I still can't do anything with it, and also idk how to receive calls through it either! Someone help me please!
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I need help, when I try to make a call it says we cannot complete your call please try again! Idk what is going on! I just rooted my phone with z4 and everything and I still can't do anything with it, and also idk how to receive calls through it either! Someone help me please!
Try the steps here Frequently Asked Questions | Groove IP Unlimited calls for free to any phone in the US or Canada | SNRB Labs

Not sure I understand why you rooted the phone to use the app, the app does not require you to be rooted.
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I know that rooting it has nothing to do with it, that still doesn't mean you can't follow up with an answer if you knew, so apparently you don't. Also another question is when I root my phone with z4root it just disappears after it's done. It doesn't restart or anything!
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The most likely issues is latency on your network. Can you run a speed test with the free speedtest.net app. Check the upload, download and ping time. A high ping time could indicate latency.
I've been using speedtest.net since I bought the phone, and my ping/download/upload has been consistently better than my friend who has an Iphone on ATT. My pings range from 45ms to 62ms on 4G and around 30ms on my wifi at home.

The App does work significantly better on wifi. Although I was in Reno over the weekend using their wifi at Peppermill, and I experienced the same kind of delay. So sounds like the App will only work for me (without the delay) on a very good connection. I'm disappointed with TMO 4G that I'm not getting a better connection, but that's what I get for switching to the no contract $30/month plan. I'm used to Verizon network, but I got tired of paying $90/month and being locked in for 2 years at a time.

This App will help pick up the slack on my limited minute plan, and with that I am satisfied.
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You shouldn't expect to have 4g speeds. They don't even have very many 4g towers in kentucky and they say they do to charge you more, it's ridiculous. Even your phone will say 4g but it's not true in most places here at all! 3g is faster so it doesn't make since!
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And I forgot how I got Groove IP to work but it didn't make since why it was making the problem. I can't use it though because it's a 715 area code which is long distance and I believe whoever I call would be charged for long distance
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And I forgot how I got Groove IP to work but it didn't make since why it was making the problem. I can't use it though because it's a 715 area code which is long distance and I believe whoever I call would be charged for long distance
You can always select a new Google Voice phone number by logging in at google.com/voice. I believe they allow you to specify a preferred area code.
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I recently downloaded Groove IP to save money with my new prepaid TMobile plan on my Samsung Dart. I have two issues, and hope this is the right place to post:
1. Once connected the touch tones are recognized, e.g. I can't dial someone's extension
2. I can hear the other side fine but there seems to be a big delay or something for them...they keep saying "Hello? Hello?" until they can finally hear me.

Is there something I can do to rectify these issues???
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Hi;

I have 2 numbers pointing to my phone:

1) Google Voice number that forwards to cell phone number
2) Cell phone number

If someone calls the Google Voice number, will it send me the call through Voip (Google chat) or forward the call to my cell phone number (ie cell towers)?
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I recently downloaded Groove IP to save money with my new prepaid TMobile plan on my Samsung Dart. I have two issues, and hope this is the right place to post:
1. Once connected the touch tones are recognized, e.g. I can't dial someone's extension
2. I can hear the other side fine but there seems to be a big delay or something for them...they keep saying "Hello? Hello?" until they can finally hear me.

Is there something I can do to rectify these issues???
For the first issue try turning off audible dtmf from the audio/echo settings in GrooVe IP. That may help. For the second are you using WiFi or a mobile data connection? It could be latency on the network, or it could be something on the device going into a power saving state. Try the keep screen alive checkbox and then maybe synchronize voice.
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Hi;

I have 2 numbers pointing to my phone:

1) Google Voice number that forwards to cell phone number
2) Cell phone number

If someone calls the Google Voice number, will it send me the call through Voip (Google chat) or forward the call to my cell phone number (ie cell towers)?
GrooVe IP can only receive the call if you have calls forwarded to Google Chat in your Google Voice account.
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GrooVe IP can only receive the call if you have calls forwarded to Google Chat in your Google Voice account.
Ok; if the call forwards to Google chat AND another phone number that points to the same phone, how will the call be routed? (Through Google Chat, or through my carrier's number)
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Ok; if the call forwards to Google chat AND another phone number that points to the same phone, how will the call be routed? (Through Google Chat, or through my carrier's number)
You'd receive the call twice. Depending on which incoming call screen you answered on it would go through your carrier or through GrooVe IP.
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Voice without Minutes!

This app, in conjunction with Google Voice, lets you make unlimited calls to any phone in US or Canada using the data connection of your mobile device without using up any of your mobile minutes.

Requires a free Google Voice account. For more information on Google Voice visit the Google Voice web site at http://www.google.com/voice.

The app is currently listed at $4.99

http://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip
I actually have the app. I can make calls. How can ppl call me through it? It doesn't want to work.
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I actually have the app. I can make calls. How can ppl call me through it? It doesn't want to work.
You'd have to have a Google Voice phone number. People would have to call that number and you'd have to have calls forwarded to Google Chat in your Google Voice account.
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Ok, this is driving me NUTS and I've been searching and searching and can find no answer.
I canNOT get my incoming calls to go to Groove IP.

I have done all of this:
  • In your Google Voice account, you have call forwarding set to Google Chat.
  • In your Google Voice account, you do NOT have calls forwarded to your mobile phone.
Incoming calls may also fail if the battery profile in the phone is set to turn power saving mode on when the screen turns off. - It isn't that I know of. I disabled Juice Defender just in case.

Check the group or contact specific settings in Google Voice to make sure calls are not being forwarded to a different destination. The contact or group specific settings will over-ride the global call forwarding setting. All of my groups are set to forward to Google Talk which I'm assuming is what it needs to do.

Make sure Do Not Disturb is not enabled in your account.
You may have to sign-out of Google Talk/Chat from this and other PCs/devices. I have signed out of my Google services on my phone and on my computer.


I am able to receive calls to my GV number but not to my actual cell number. Please help! If I am not able to do this, it will be a big problem.


I am able to make incoming calls just fine although I haven't tested the quality yet.


PLEASE HELP, THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTZO!
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Ok, this is driving me NUTS and I've been searching and searching and can find no answer.
I canNOT get my incoming calls to go to Groove IP.

I have done all of this:
  • In your Google Voice account, you have call forwarding set to Google Chat.
  • In your Google Voice account, you do NOT have calls forwarded to your mobile phone.
Incoming calls may also fail if the battery profile in the phone is set to turn power saving mode on when the screen turns off. - It isn't that I know of. I disabled Juice Defender just in case.

Check the group or contact specific settings in Google Voice to make sure calls are not being forwarded to a different destination. The contact or group specific settings will over-ride the global call forwarding setting. All of my groups are set to forward to Google Talk which I'm assuming is what it needs to do.

Make sure Do Not Disturb is not enabled in your account.
You may have to sign-out of Google Talk/Chat from this and other PCs/devices. I have signed out of my Google services on my phone and on my computer.


I am able to receive calls to my GV number but not to my actual cell number. Please help! If I am not able to do this, it will be a big problem.


I am able to make incoming calls just fine although I haven't tested the quality yet.


PLEASE HELP, THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTZO!
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The app can only receive calls to your Google Voice phone number. Not to your regular cell number.
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Sorry, but for REAL? I thought for sure I could have it forwarded from my original number.
How the heck do I work around this? It's already confusing enough to have two numbers, what is the point of having my number set up in GV?
How are all of these happy people satisfied when they have to give out two numbers to everyone? "Call this number first but if it doesn't pick up I don't have wifi so try my other number?"
This makes me REALLY disappointed. I thought for sure I would be able to receive incoming calls from my original number.

I guess I need to know how to make this work for me then without confusing the heck out of everyone. Because if I don't have wifi, I have to use my carrier number to answer calls.
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I suppose I could just call them back but that would be sort of lame. :/

Sorry I don't mean to be rude, I just didn't expect it to be this difficult.
I will probably be on here bothering you for awhile because the contacts and the texting confuses the heck out of me too!

ETA: Ok so I was searching earlier on this thread and someone said if you check to forward to Google Chat AND to your mobile number then it will first ring on your GV and if that doesn't work, it will ring on your regular dialer.
I tried this and it worked - would that work if I didn't have wifi?
Then I could just give people my GV number and NOT my carrier number.
Will that work? Does anyone else do that?
However, that means when I don't have wifi I have to make incoming calls with my native number. Which I suppose is ok as long as I tell people to call the other number but that my calls might come through on a different number.
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I suppose I could just call them back but that would be sort of lame. :/

Sorry I don't mean to be rude, I just didn't expect it to be this difficult.
I will probably be on here bothering you for awhile because the contacts and the texting confuses the heck out of me too!

ETA: Ok so I was searching earlier on this thread and someone said if you check to forward to Google Chat AND to your mobile number then it will first ring on your GV and if that doesn't work, it will ring on your regular dialer.
I tried this and it worked - would that work if I didn't have wifi?
Then I could just give people my GV number and NOT my carrier number.
Will that work? Does anyone else do that?
However, that means when I don't have wifi I have to make incoming calls with my native number. Which I suppose is ok as long as I tell people to call the other number but that my calls might come through on a different number.

Google Voice can forward your incoming calls to multiple places. You could have calls forwarded to both your cell and Google Chat, but you'd get the incoming call twice. You could manually change the forwarding between Google Chat and your cell or we've released an app called GrooVe Forwarder that can automatically adjust your Google Voice settings based on whether GrooVe IP is signed in or not (will need a data connection to update the settings).

For outgoing calls you can use GrooVe IP or if you didn't have a good data connection you could install and use the Google Voice android app. The Google Voice app will use your cell phone minutes but the outgoing caller id will be your Google Voice number.
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For outgoing calls you can use GrooVe IP or if you didn't have a good data connection you could install and use the Google Voice android app. The Google Voice app will use your cell phone minutes but the outgoing caller id will be your Google Voice number.
Perfect! I wasn't sure if I could use GV over a cell signal. So basically, when I'm home/wifi, I should call with Groove IP and when I'm out/no wifi I should call with GV right?

Groove Forwarder sounds PERFECT for what I need. What do you mean by needing a data connection though? I have a cell plan but there is no 'data' on it, just minutes. Will it still know to switch? I'm going to go ahead and give it a try! Thanks so much! GV is looking more and more attractive to me now with the one number thing.
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Perfect! I wasn't sure if I could use GV over a cell signal. So basically, when I'm home/wifi, I should call with Groove IP and when I'm out/no wifi I should call with GV right?

Groove Forwarder sounds PERFECT for what I need. What do you mean by needing a data connection though? I have a cell plan but there is no 'data' on it, just minutes. Will it still know to switch? I'm going to go ahead and give it a try! Thanks so much! GV is looking more and more attractive to me now with the one number thing.
GrooVe Forwarder needs some kind of network connection to update your settings in Google Voice. So if GrooVe IP signed out because you had no network connection, Forwarder would be unable to update your settings in Google Voice. Forwarder does have a manual mode you can use to manually switch the settings if you know you are going to lose your data connectivity.
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I just purchased Groove IP and am unable to hear the other side when I connect. They are able to hear me on their end. I have a Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP ICS. Please help.
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I just purchased Groove IP and am unable to hear the other side when I connect. They are able to hear me on their end. I have a Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP ICS. Please help.
A different rom makes things difficult because the issue could be with the audio driver on that rom. With that said, the first thing I'd suggest is just trying a clean install of the app. Uninstall the app, restart the device then download and install the app. Make sure your volume isn't set too low in case the issue is just that voice is too quiet. If none of that helps the first setting I'd suggest is Keep Screen Alive, it could be something on your device is going into a power saving state.
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I am using AOKP, which is based of AOSP Android. It's as close to Google source as you can get. I am using wifi and connecting to my desk phone. Now the problem is when I disconnect wifi, Groove IP logs out as well.
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I am using AOKP, which is based of AOSP Android. It's as close to Google source as you can get. I am using wifi and connecting to my desk phone. Now the problem is when I disconnect wifi, Groove IP logs out as well.
I understand about AOKP, but there are parts of each device that are specific to the hardware such as the audio driver. Wasn't saying it was the issue, just saying changing the rom, even one based off of AOSP can cause issues if a driver is messed up or not being accessed the way the hardware manufacturer intended.

The app does need a data connection. If you disconnect from WiFi the app will sign out. The app will sign back in if you get data connectivity back. If you have the full version of the app and a data plan you can enable "Allow 3G/4G Calling" and the app will then sign on using your mobile data connection.
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GrooVe Forwarder needs some kind of network connection to update your settings in Google Voice. So if GrooVe IP signed out because you had no network connection, Forwarder would be unable to update your settings in Google Voice. Forwarder does have a manual mode you can use to manually switch the settings if you know you are going to lose your data connectivity.
Ok, so if I disconnect from Groove IP because I'm not in wifi anymore, it can't just use my cell signal to change the settings, correct? So I would need to change things beFORE I lose wifi because if I wait then I basically won't get calls right?

Also, do I enable the automatic settings button or not? Does enabling it just make the info above the button work or does it also put into play the settings I changed?
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Ok, so if I disconnect from Groove IP because I'm not in wifi anymore, it can't just use my cell signal to change the settings, correct? So I would need to change things beFORE I lose wifi because if I wait then I basically won't get calls right?

Also, do I enable the automatic settings button or not? Does enabling it just make the info above the button work or does it also put into play the settings I changed?
Right, it can't use your cell signal unless you have a data plan/data access. Since you'd be changing things manually I wouldn't enable the automatic button. Just use the checkboxes on the main page to adjust the settings in Google Voice. Check the checkbox for Google Chat when you have WiFi and before you lose WiFi, check the checkbox for your cell phone.

You can use the automatic settings if you'd like, but it won't be able to update your settings unless you have a data connection. To use the automatic settings enable the automatic mode. And then go into the app settings. For GrooVe IP only enable Google Talk as the forwarding location. The WiFi and Cellular settings will only be used if GrooVe IP signs out. So set those both to your cell phone.
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Ok thanks, that makes sense now! I think I will just do the manual mode and switch it up before I leave the house.

ETA: Ok I just downloaded the full version so that the screen stays off while in a call (it worked) and to integrate my native dialer.
However, I have GV app installed as well so that when I'm out, I can call out from there w/ my GV number showing. So when I make a call, it asks me whether or not to use GV and when I say no, it automatically dials out with Groove IP. Which is fine because I'm home and I can tell the screen is GV IP but I'm assuming this is how it will be no matter what my settings are in Groove IP. - GV overrides it asking?
Also, is there anyway to integrate the logs as well so that all my calls are in one log?
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Ok big problem: I can't access the Groove IP call log unless I have wifi and that's NOT good when I have been calling people not on my contacts list. Is there a way to integrate the Groove IP call log into the native dialer or some other way to do this?
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Ok big problem: I can't access the Groove IP call log unless I have wifi and that's NOT good when I have been calling people not on my contacts list. Is there a way to integrate the Groove IP call log into the native dialer or some other way to do this?
In the GrooVe IP miscellaneous settings check the "Native Call Log" setting.
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The app does need a data connection. If you disconnect from WiFi the app will sign out. The app will sign back in if you get data connectivity back. If you have the full version of the app and a data plan you can enable "Allow 3G/4G Calling" and the app will then sign on using your mobile data connection.

Any chance for a seamless hand-off between 3G/4G data and wifi? Ideally, I'd like to walk in and out of a wifi hotspot without having to redial. I have the "Allow 3G/4G calling" enabled.
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Any chance for a seamless hand-off between 3G/4G data and wifi? Ideally, I'd like to walk in and out of a wifi hotspot without having to redial. I have the "Allow 3G/4G calling" enabled.
Not really, once your network connection changes your IP will change. At that point the call will drop. All of the network information is exchanged during signalling when the call is setup.
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I have Virgin Mobile and the 3g signal doesn't seem to be good enough, I was able to fix volume issues by adjusting the microphone and speaker, also used echo cancellation, but there persists a delay even with "keep active," and sometimes things break up when the signal must be weak.

I'm thinking of getting the HTC Evo which allows 4g on the Sprint network (Wimax). Based on the coverage map it looks like I should get 4g in my area. Do you think this would solve the delay problem? Has anyone else been in this situation and did upgrading help?
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SNRB, thanks for all the hard work. This is truly a great product you have and it's helping to pave the way out from phne carrier bs. I'm trying to move away from TMobile's WIFI calling feature which was amazing when it worked on my HTC G2 but not so amazing at all on the Galaxy s3. It's broken now and they're not sure when it'll be fixed.

I use grooveip and recently found the groove forwarder app. I was excited when I understood that it can simulat tmobile's wifi calling feature by setting the forwarding to grooveip vs cell phone network depending on the wifi connection. Unfortunately, it doesnt seem like it can do it automatically. The only thing possible without having a data connection as you explained in this thread is to change the values manually.

I assumed you had a server that would continuously ping the forwarder app to determine if it's reachable online. Once it's no longer reachable, the server would switch to forward to the cell network. Once the forwarder contacts the server and pings restart, it would switch to grooveip/gtalk.

Any chance that this automatic behavior could become a reality any time soon? It'd be worth upping the price of the .99 cent app for sure.

Again, thanks for helping me get this far!
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Quick update.. A possible alternative to the grooveip forwarder that I just found is this Auto AP app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.geekherd.autoap.
The idea is to setup google voice to forward to both your cell# and gchat/grooveip. To avoid the double ring, this app will enable/disable cell antenna by putting your phone into airplane mode automatically based on wifi signal. It'll even start/stop grooveip as well.

As a (huge!) side benefit, you'll save lots of battery by not having your cell radio on all the time when you're at home/work with a wifi signal.

I've done some basic tests with it and it does seem to do what it says. I haven't done much real world testing of this but I'll update.

Sweet!
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I'm confused; doesn't airplane mode disable wifi?
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I'm confused; doesn't airplane mode disable wifi?
Yeah I thought so too. Perhaps the android API has several types of airplane modes. But I can confirm that right now the airplane icon is there, the cell radio is off, and wifi is up and running.

This behavior is now very similar to TMobile's wifi calling. I believe it also disabled the cell radio when it got a wifi calling connection and it in fact did really help battery life on the HTC G2.
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I have Virgin Mobile and the 3g signal doesn't seem to be good enough, I was able to fix volume issues by adjusting the microphone and speaker, also used echo cancellation, but there persists a delay even with "keep active," and sometimes things break up when the signal must be weak.

I'm thinking of getting the HTC Evo which allows 4g on the Sprint network (Wimax). Based on the coverage map it looks like I should get 4g in my area. Do you think this would solve the delay problem? Has anyone else been in this situation and did upgrading help?
If the delay is being caused by latency on the network and if the 4g network has less latency then the delay will be reduced. It's hard to say for sure since I don't know about the network in your area. But in general the better the network the less delay and better voice quality.
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