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Google Voice App quirky behavior


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  1. Gary622

    Gary622 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Trying to use the Google Voice app - I've put the Google Voice Toggle shortcut on my desktop next to my dialer. The voice toggle shortcut seems to reliably change the setting from use for all, use for none, use for international, and ask every time.

    Here's the weird part - I've tried both ask every time and use for all, and it's extremely inconsistent about whether it does in fact ask or attempt to use the Google voice system. Only pattern I've been able to detect that seems consistent is it is more likely to do what I want on the SECOND attempt to dial the SAME number. This of course is highly annoying - tried restarting the phone, verified the service was running in the background, etc., etc., etc. Phone and app otherwise seem to be normally working well and if it works, it works, voice quality is okay, etc.

    Any ideas about why it doesn't consistently engage the service? I'm going to try to use the "ask every time" setting for a while to see how often it prompts - this will be somewhat annoying since it's a work phone and normally I just need to use the company's number, but main reason I really want it to work is to use it for personal calls and be able to route callbacks to my personal phones if need be.
     

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  2. Gary622

    Gary622 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Found some more info here:
    New version of Google Voice for Android! - Log in with non-Gmail accounts, Customize inbox refresh time - Google Mobile Help

    Also, in playing with it further, may have broken the code - Verizon allows 7 digit dialing for local numbers, but optionally allows you to end the area code and it will also go through.

    If I put in all 10 digits, GV will detect/intercept the call. If I put in 7 digits, it never will. This is why it was working on second attempts - I was using the call log, where the "missing" area code is always supplied because the phone stores the entire 10 digit number in the log.

    So it's ultimately a type of operator error, but still a bug in that they need to trap the error, but that would probably require re-writing the dialer as well as GV.
     

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