Does the official Google Voice app use the My Faves exploit to get free calls?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1080p, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. 1080p

    1080p Well-Known Member
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    Ok... We all know about setting up a My Fave as your Google Voice number... but I notice that when I call using the official Google Voice app selecting "Call with Google Voice" the call history on my phone doesn't show my GV number as the dialed call, but instead the actual number I called. While this is a great convenience for me to see the actual dialed number, am I not getting the call as a free my fave call thru the official app?
     

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  2. cm40

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    good question. i have myfavs right now so i'm curious if this hack would still work.

    can you dial #646# to see if these calls are being deducted from you minutes?
     
  3. 1080p

    1080p Well-Known Member
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    Yes! They are! Yikes. Looks like I won't be using the app for outgoing calls...
     
  4. polo045

    polo045 New Member
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    when you make a call using google voice it will tell you the access number it calls to route your calls, thats the number you add to your my faves and NOT your actual google voice telephone number, feel me. so everytime you call out it calls the route number whuch will be one of yor my faves, trust me it works i had it on verizon with friends and family.
     
  5. m5houston

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    What plan let's you have My Favs. I'm on the $60-500 min unlimited data, but I dont see an option to add that.
    Thanks
     
  6. polo045

    polo045 New Member
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    oh boy well im sorry i thought you had my faves already tmobile did away wth that plan when they came out with the new unlimited plans. if you had my faves and wished to keep it they let you, but now they dont offer it any longer, sorry.
     
  7. cm40

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    Not exactly. Google has began changing the access numbers and they will be randomized according to what is avaible. The way I have it set up is google voice number shows when I receive a call. Its a myfavs number. When I call out, I have to call my own google voice number and then dial the phone number I want to call so its not using my minutes.
     
  8. polo045

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    That's not true four me maybe because I live in Philly that my access number does not change. But its always the same
     
  9. cm40

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  10. cm40

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    there's a couple of options you can do to make outgoing calls from your google voice number. NOT THE APP ITSELF. I'm sure you know these but if not or for those who don't here we go....

    Option #1: Use it the way it was intended.
    Call your Google Voice number, then press 2 and dial the number, press #. If you save your Google Voice number as a MyFavs you'll get unlimited calling, however it will be a pain in the ass if you call out a lot.

    Go to your Google Voice account, Settings >> Calls >> Caller ID (in) and select "Display Google Voice number".

    Next add your Google Voice number as a MyFav number, you get unlimited incoming minutes from your Google Voice number.

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    The downside is that you won't know who's calling by looking at your phone, but if you turn on "Call Presentation" and configure your call screening options you'll be fine if this is a major issue for you.

    Option #2: The more complicated way:
    Another option that will take more time to set up but save you time in the future when you do call out is to add your Google Voice contacts with your Google Voice number, Pauses, then the numerical option entries before their number in your address book. In Google Voice's contact page this is fairly easy if you copy and paste.

    For example my contact number would be:

    9154126642 p p 2 p p 9151234567

    (My Google Voice Number) + Pause + Pause + (Option #2 for Dial Out) + Pause + Pause + Number Of Contact



    I'd rather just call my own number and dial out.

    Another option to call out is:

    Go to your Google Voice home page to click "Call" and it will ring your phone from your Google Voice number and connect the call once you answer.
     
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