Root Best VoIP app

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by travioso, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. travioso

    travioso Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Ocala, FL
    Ok, I know this may not be the best section for this but I trust my fellow Esteemers.. I have an extra phone (Android 2.3) and I want to set it up as a WiFi phone.. I've googled around and trolled the forums, but still not sure what the best bet is.. I'm leaning towards GrooveIP/Google Voice, but wanted to know if there is a free or better alternative.. Here is what I am looking for exactlyish :)

    1. Have a number that I can call and receive from
    2. Send SMS (MMS is a plus but I can live without it if I have to)
    3. Voicemail would be a plus (especially if I wasn't around WiFi)

    Basically like a phone with a service plan but only on WiFi.. Don't want to have to jump through hoops to send/receive a call, or for the other person to have to (ie. Magic Jack or equivalent) Like I said I don't mind paying for GrooveIP as a one time thing, or anything along along those lines.. not looking for a contract like Skype or equivalent..

    Thanks in advance..


  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member

    A while back I used grooveip/google voice and was able to get everything your asking for and basically had a free phone not including home internet price.

    It can be a little tricky to set up, but once you get it your golden with a free number for incoming/outgoing calls and all the bells and whistles.

    I suggest maybe googling a how to and also check youtube. I know from experience that this works but don't remember where I found the guide.
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  3. travioso

    travioso Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Ocala, FL
    Yeah I have done that.. I found this guide earlier if it helps anyone on a similar mission:

    How to make a free wifi Android phone with no contract or even a phone with a bad esn - YouTube

    Seems to explain it well, haven't tried it yet but its lookin like I'm goin on this venture.. If there are any major hangups I'll be sure to post the workaround if I go this route.. Doesn't seem too complicated.. Thanks for the input..
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  4. cocokasper

    cocokasper Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2012
    Automotive, computer, & electrical Tech
    Bay Area CA

    "Text plus" is a great app... well was a couple versions ago. new one is kinda laggy..
    but You get a new number (you can choose the area code)
    you can make/receive calls ten minutes free (i dont use it for calls so I dont know the cost of minutes)
    You can get/send texts (although sometimes metro to text plus messages dont always go through)
    I think it has v mail, not sure.
    I use it to text when I don't want to give out my number.
    if you are logged out of the app, you don't get notifications or calls. or you can stay logged in.

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