Calling from Europe to the US with Groove IP

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  1. whs37

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    Did anybody ever call from Europe to the US via the net using Groove IP. If yes, I have 2 questions:

    Q1: Do you just dial the US area code and the number or do you first use the US access code - e.g. 001

    Q2: Are there any special arrangements you have to make in Europe (Germany and France in my case).

    I understand they charge 2 cents per minute. Is that correct.

    My Grove IP on a Nexus 7 works perfectly well in the US but I have not yet had a chance to try it in Europe because I am still in the US.
     

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  2. eddieras

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    i used Groove IP this summer while in Europe -- worked great! no need for international codes or country codes when calling US from Europe. Just hook up to google voice and be on wifi. works great! i even received calls while on wifi. highly recommended. let me know if you have any other questions.
     
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  3. Digital Controller

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    You just dial like this 1-234-456-7890, this number would connect you to numbers in the United States.

    They don't charge anything over Wifi, it is completely free.
     
  4. whs37

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    I am a bit puzzled by having to dial that number first. When I use it in the US, I just dial the number I want to call - and the area code without the number 1 in front.

    Can you please clarify why I have to dial above number first and what happens after I dialed it.
     
  5. whs37

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    Thanks. I guess I may have more questions once I am in Europe - which will not be so soon. But just one question - did they charge anything?
     
  6. eddieras

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    you don't need to dial the #1. you dial exactly the same way you do while in the states- nothing at all is different.
     
  7. eddieras

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    no charges at all--i used the free version of the app too. really worked perfectly. i was in england, france, switzerland, germany and italy. as long as i had wifi i was able to call the US...and receive calls from the US.
     
  8. whs37

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    That all sounds good. Right now I have a basic problem. Although I can call any number in the US, I cannot call my house in Germany. The call fails. I did use the 011 and then 49 for the country code followed by the Gernam area code and number as I would on a landline. Any ideas where to look.
     
  9. eddieras

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  10. whs37

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    Thanks for the info. But that is not the problem. I have been calling Germany from the US since 50 years. The country code is 49.
     
  11. eddieras

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    sorry - if all the numbers are correct i'm not sure... are there operators anymore? can you call your carrier and ask them??
     
  12. whs37

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    It is calling via the internet. I have no idea which carrier they use. Maybe it has something to do with credits in my Google voice account.
     
  13. Digital Controller

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    You won't get charged for outgoing calls, since it is going through GrooveIP not your Google Voice number.
     
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  14. whs37

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    That's good to know, thanks. But I cannot get a call thru to Germany. I just get this message:
     

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  15. Digital Controller

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    Have you checked out the FAQ like it says, maybe there is something you are overlooking...otherwise it could just be a GrooveIP issue so you might want to get into contact with their Devs.
     
  16. whs37

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    After checking the FAQ, I sent them an email. We'll have to see what they say.
     
  17. eddieras

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    they've been quick to respond...
     
  18. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
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    Here is the answer I got from Groove IP (as I suspected in post #12).

    Now I have to figure out how to do that. I tell you, it is not obvious. The Google instruction correspond to nothing I see in my account.

    Update: I found this handy app that makes it a piece of cake, LOL
     

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