Support How do I set up my phone to usa data instead of minutes?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by derek2079, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. derek2079

    derek2079 Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    How do I setup my phone to use data instead of voice minutes? I am sort of a newb and reading a guide is sort of like reading a forgein language to me. I also heard that people that got this to work succsessfully heard the sound coming from their back speaker. So is there anyway to do this? I also cant root my phone because the I cant get the drivers for my usb to work. I tried z4root but I have no idea if it actually rooted it or not. If someone wants to post here or pm me their IM so they can walk me through this it would be really really appreciated.


  2. TyPhLoSiOnAlT

    TyPhLoSiOnAlT New Member

    Feb 11, 2011

    or use pdanet pdanet
    im not really sure what your trying to do....please explain
    if you want help rooting...i will help....but as i said im not really sure what your trying to do

    install the driver i linked or the pdanet driver
    download....install swupgrade
    download....install louziffer's patch for swupgrade
    download....flash a custom recovery thru swupgrade
    vamp's custom recovery
    download....flash a custom kernel thru recovery
    vamp's custom kernel

    most custom kernels give you root
    if i wasnt clear or you have any questions post a reply

    hopefully this helps,
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  3. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me
    VIP Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    TyPhLoSiOnAlT, please check your private messages. It is about an important account matter, hence the fact that I am posting this publicly.

    derek2079, sorry for the inconvenience.
  4. derek2079

    derek2079 Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    I tried those drivers and they didnt work for some reason. Any idea how to set my phone up to use gvoice cal back or sipdroid or gizmo5 to use data minutes to have it go through data instead of minutes.
  5. jrhughes

    jrhughes Active Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    If your friends are using Android or iPhones, you can download TiKL from
    either Market Place. This is a push to talk application that allows you all
    to communicate using your phone's data plan rather then phone minutes.

    HOWEVER: Be sure that all of your friends have an unlimited data plan
    or they are mindful of the amount of data they use.

    TiKL doesn't need you to root your phone, sell your first born child or
    otherwise cheat your cell provider. My wife and I use daily and find
    that it helps us stay in touch without burning through our plan minutes
    to do so.
  6. NoOb!!!!

    NoOb!!!! New Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    >op>>im not sure if this is the kinda thing you are looking for a while back i found a modified version of skype that allows calls over ev/1x/eg whatever rather than wifi it works
    if your interested in this i will link the apk itself or the link to the thread i found it in

    i still have yet to read the forum rules so if linking an app such this is against let me know im pretty sire its not cause this is a free app not a paid
    but if somehow it is let me know

    also about those other apps you mentioned im bored ill look and see what i can find

  7. derek2079

    derek2079 Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    I found that version of skype but then I realized that i'd have to pay for an account and I would rather use sipdroid or csipsimple and Gvoice Call back.

    TyPhLoSiOnAlT- I'll try that. That is the kernal that is needed to make viop work through the normal ear piece right?

    vamp's custom kernel is deleted off media fire. Is that what I need to make voip work?

    PS ive never rooted a phone before.
  8. btrflykys

    btrflykys Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    google voice does not allow this. i cant remember all of the lingo but I was trying to do this as well and finally found on their website that it is not allowed. they send the phone call thru another number which in turn calls your phone and vice versa. once you install the app and use it, if you go back and look at your phone activity you will see a totally different number listed as the number the call went thru.

    alot of people had found a way around this by determining what the number was and saving it in their "circle" (other poviders) so that it was free but because this was being done, it is now a different number each time a phone call is made.

    as much as i have searched to use my phone for free- i have realized that, it simply cant be done.

    i still use google voice, i just have it set up not to ring my phone. i give this number out to bill collectors, people i dont want to know my real number, etc. it has a seperate voicemail that doesnt tie into your phone and if they really need to talk to me, they can leave a msg and i will call them back using the app so they dont have my real number.
  9. Jenny Z

    Jenny Z Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Google Voice is going to use your minutes no matter what. Same thing with texts.

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