Google Voice on wi-fi only?Support

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  1. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani Well-Known Member

    I'm getting a Nexus One without service and wanted to know if it could be used with Google Voice or Skype or some other voip client without having to signup for service on that phone. Possible?

  2. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

    You could, you would need a Gizmo5 account and set up an SIP application like SIPagent or SIPdroid.

    Skype isn't on Android yet but another application I know of to make free WiFi calls is Vonage.

    You wouldn't use Google Voice for either of these options though. Google voice would only be needed if you wanted to receive calls, but if you just want to make calls then you dont need it.
  3. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll check those out :)
  4. Hegemony

    Hegemony Well-Known Member

    Google Voice is not VoIP.
  5. loganss

    loganss Active Member

    Absolutely! I used my Nexus One for a couple months without a cell carrier and made several calls over WiFi. It was awesome.

    As someone already posted Google Voice is not a VoIP service but can be used with other services to make free VoIP calls. I currently also use Google Voice for unlimited SMS text messages. It's great. There is no official Skype app for Android (The verizon only one still doesn't count to me since they removed wifi calling). Fring and Nimbuzz allow you to make Skype calls but they both have their flaws.

    Details on how to use Google Voice to make VoIP calls and my feedback on different VoIP configurations are in my blog. A link is in my sig.
  6. sebeticus

    sebeticus New Member

    You can use SipDroid for free. I did this with an unlocked iPhone recently and wrote about it on my blog. It's worked out very well so far. Glad I did it, saving $100/month.

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