i'm a happy guy today! hangouts and GV

  1. boathead

    boathead Well-Known Member

    when google took away 3d app integration with google voice, i was forced to get cell coverage for the first time in my life. and while i will in fact be keeping my $10/month unlimited talk and text plan just for emergencies, the truth is that i'm not sure i've ever made a phone call, or sent a text, when wifi wasn't available.

    so today i can, once again, make free calls over voip, as google voice is now, after so long waiting, incorporated into hangouts. it sort of infuriates me that google took so long, as iOS has long had this feature.

    now i can make calls from my wifi only nexus 7, and my kids can have my old cell phones for calls when wifi is available.

    any of you guys interested in this development?

    APK Download: Google introduces free voice calls from Hangouts

  2. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    About time

    Just curious, if one does not want to integrate Hangouts with their current carrier service and SMS, can they simply use if for their GV number to call and text with, while still be able to use their stock SMS app with current provider.
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid. Guide

    Glad to see they've released this for Android since it's been possible on iOS for a while now. Will definitely be popular with people who have limited minutes :)

    Don - I think so since your Google Voice number would be different from your cell carrier number, you would just not connect/forward one number to the other so they'd be separate.
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  4. boathead

    boathead Well-Known Member

    yes. just tried it out. at least on my moto x with my republic wireless via sprint service. my google voice number shows up on caller id.
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  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog VIP Member

    Looks great but I still can't use it to call Australia which is the only other country I have someone in I wish to call. I guess they charge for those kinds of calls. Anyways glad it will be of use to some of our users :)
  6. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    you have kids .. yeah, you should have a reliable cell phone.. for emergencies.

    yeah, it works fine.
    I have ATT Note3.. and a separate Google Voice number tide to Hangouts.
    tested yesterday.. works.

    I am so glad they got this working finally.
    although, sometimes there is a lag.. when I pick up an incoming call, it may take 5-8 secs before we can hear each other.

    also.. why do they have the dialer as a separate app?
    I think they should have it all in one app.. like "Tango" and "Viber"
  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I just checked it and when I opened the app it never asked me for my GV number but rather to confirm my actual mobile number. I did check in settings and nothing in there either asking for GV number
  8. boathead

    boathead Well-Known Member

    i'll play around with it tomorrow. i'll delete data and defaults and see if i can't replicate the process.

    if i recall, i simply hit the skip button when it asked to confirm my mobile number.
  9. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

  10. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Got you, so you're saying even though I sideloaded the new APK version, the features are still not completely loaded to all, got it

    Also just curious, if we will still be able to make a calls directly from our stock dialer to a CDN number and use GV to call out like it use too, or will we loose that feature if we merge Hangouts and GV when available. ?

    I also agree with Dan, why do they need a separate dialer, and all is not integrated in one app, they always have to do things different :(
  11. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    I have, from Play, the updated Hangouts and GV apps but that's it. No option to merge or voicemail. It's a waiting game right now. I haven't installed the dialer, not sure I'll be using that part of it but it seems to be a stand-alone option anyway.
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  12. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    This one has me a tad concerned. I don't use wifi calling but I do make a lot of outgoing calls with GV. I use the Voice Choice app, it is set up to only use my real number for certain contacts and to use GV for everything else. I set GV up on my phone to 'use GV' for all calls and that app takes care of using the right number for all outgoing calls.

    Now that there is a separate dialer and the old GV app will eventually go away am I going to have to use a separate dialer for GV calls? That would not be handy, I don't think about it, just dial and forget about it. I really hope that doesn't get messed up.
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  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    where you see it in settings.. to confirm the number to use...
    there is a option to "edit" the number.
    there you change it to the GV number.
    that worked for me.

    hangeout dialer to use the GV VOIP to make calls.
    Phone dialer to use the ATT number to make calls.
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  14. AnonGuy

    AnonGuy Well-Known Member

    Tried it just to be nice :)

    Phone rang with my regular number as the Caller ID and the call cost $1.96 on Verizon (4 minute call), so the answer is no. You have to use the Google Hangouts dialer to make the call. It's basically Skype, with worse File Sharing but slightly better VoIP (to phones, at least).

    Used a Trash Google Account so I just deleted the account and went back to my normal one after the test. I don't like adding Voice to my main Google Account, because it's impossible to remove it after you add it on.
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  15. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Anyone else have the same issues I am.

    I get my voice mails in the Hangouts apps, late but they do come in after a few minutes, but when I click on them to listen, after 5 seconds it says unable to load try again. Still does not work no matter how long I wait. :confused:
  16. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    I haven't gotten a voicemail today but it was working, besides being really slow at getting them from the GV app to Hangouts. That has to be fixed, 5 minutes (my average) is just a bit long.

    I just played one that I got a few days ago, no problem at all.
  17. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    See if you can call and leave yourself a voice mail and let me know if you can listen to a new voice mail.
  18. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Here is a screenshot so you can see

    I have uninstalled, cleared cache, even data, still same issue, wonder if it is an issue with GV


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  19. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    OK, I just called myself from my other GMail and left a message. I could listen to it with no trouble at all. Loaded right up and played.

    Odd that yours isn't working.

    The only difference I notice is that I'm on wifi but also have an active data connection, you just have wifi on. Don't think that would matter though?

    edit: I also have mine set to use my Verizon # to SMS/respond. Again, that shouldn't matter though.
  20. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Well, I just set mine up like yours, reply with GV and turned data off. Left myself another message (it was anticlimactic as I knew what I said) and it still worked.

  21. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Yep tried it again and vmails still won't play

    Now the only thing I am doing different is I'm not using my mobile number and thats bc I use my personal GV # for my voicemails when they call my modile humber, so wonder if that could be the issue.

    Also can't get the dialet to work on my Samsung tablet , once I click and open dialet and click got it at open message screen it force closes. So I guess they still have bugs to work out
  22. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    I don't have the dialer installed so don't know about that.

    I do use GV for voicemail, either number goes there. I've no clue why you're broken.

    I just have it set to use my mobile for default texts.
  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    So you're dialing out with hangouts only and not the hangouts dialer

    Maybe I'll uninstall the dialer and see what happens
  24. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Nope still same issue weird I'll post on the Google forum tomorrow to see what others say for the heck of it
  25. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if I'm in Hangouts and want to call I just click the call button then it either uses GV or Verizon (through the dialer & my Voice Choice app). I'm not using the VoIP part of it at all. I mostly use it for texting and voicemail but do make a call every now and again if I'm in there anyway.

    I really hope someone can get you fixed up, what a strange issue.

    Hmmm, how are you set up on the GV online site/settings? I wonder if it's something there?

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