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  1. Pandemonium2K7

    Pandemonium2K7 Well-Known Member

    I just found this out tonight and it works really good, I have not seen this posted anywhere on here so I figured I would share the info for those that didn't know. You need Groove ip lite free app and get a Google phone # and install Google voice, very simple and makes the Nexus even more useful. Not rooted by the way. Probably will work on rooted devices, not sure.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

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  2. steveu694

    steveu694 Well-Known Member

    Tried. Doesn't work.
  3. Tsarli

    Tsarli Well-Known Member

    Yup, tried and tested. Works on my 32Gb.
  4. systemofadown

    systemofadown Well-Known Member

    anybody having any issues like dropped calls or no voice on either side? I got the Gvoice # a month ago but after reading into Groove & a similar app most comments were "Garbage app's" so I declined.. Would love to hear your results..
  5. spinedoc

    spinedoc Well-Known Member

    talkatone plus gvoice works perfectly
  6. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    GrooveIP works for me, but I don't call much. On sale for $2.49 this weekend. Takes some experimenting, lots of settings, but default works fairly well. Developer responds quickly. I follow this thread.
  7. mmoy

    mmoy Well-Known Member

    I use Talkatone.
  8. Xuthus

    Xuthus Well-Known Member

    I am part of a trial for another app that does this and have made phone calls from the tablet. If you have a WiFi only one then the phone call needs to go over WiFi rather than the mobile network so you need some kind of VOIP service of which I believe Google Voice and Skype are examples. There are bound to be others too.
  9. Bob Denny

    Bob Denny Well-Known Member

    Groove IP is just fine. Whoever says it's garbage probably has a garbage phone and/or a garbage WiFi conn, or is trying to use it over 3G with no bars or 1X service. You do have to make an app-specific password if you are using 3-phase login. The pad makes a great phone!
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  10. BOBELL

    BOBELL Member

    I agree with you Bob Denny the app works on my nexus 7
  11. Trip9

    Trip9 Active Member

    Here to confirm GrooveIP lite works fine with N7 for telephone operations. GrooveIP is the easiest app to use. Note you must have your GV account set up correctly and a solid wifi link.
  12. Skyroket

    Skyroket Well-Known Member

    GrooveIP
  13. metalbiker

    metalbiker Well-Known Member

    just find the app
  14. systemofadown

    systemofadown Well-Known Member

    cool thanks guysI'll load it up tonight and see how it works
  15. hilltoppersx

    hilltoppersx New Member

    anyone having problems with Talkatone or GrooveIP with the latest Jelly Bean update on the Nexus 7? My texting still works but the phone calls, they ring on my end but then disconnect and it never rings on the other end that im calling. will try a re-install next.
  16. EVU

    EVU Well-Known Member


    Try here - the dev is always helpful & the app is the best.
  17. Bren S.

    Bren S. Well-Known Member

    So do you need anything other than a Google Voice #,the Groove Ip app ,and a wi-fi connection?
  18. val88

    val88 Well-Known Member

    Since it goes through Gvoice does that mean international calls will incur a fee?
  19. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is 2 cents/minute to e.g. France or Germany. Other countries I don't know.
    To call Europe you'd need credit in your Google Voice account. Without credit the calls will fail.
    Use this handy app to setup the account, else you'll get a nervous breakdown, LOL.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=toto.gvcredit&hl=en
  20. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    I just switched to Talkatone on my N7, seem to work without echo problems. Call quality is good on wifi and 4G (I use a T-mobile wifi hotspot gizmo).

    I dropped my Virgin Mobile service on my Optimus-V, which I carry in my car (as well as the hotspot device). I have GrooveIP on it and also works fine on wifi and 4G (but called people sometimes say there's a bad echo). So no cell provider other than $17.50/mo. for 4G/wifi T-mobile service, 3.5gb good for 60 days at a time.

    Only thing I'd really need the phone for is making a 911 call (don't need a provider for that), or using GrooveIP if I want more privacy.
  21. Bren S.

    Bren S. Well-Known Member

    Guess that's a no to my question. lol :)


    Do those of you who make calls on your N7 use a bluetooth earpiece??or just the speaker?
  22. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    That is a no, you just need GV (and GV#), GrooveIP, or you might try Talkatone (free) too, and wifi, although they do "work" on 3G and 4G. I use speakers although both work with BT.

  23. Perkin

    Perkin Member

    This maybe a noob question but... what are the advantages of these apps over Skype?
  24. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't Skype charge for calls or have a monthly fee? I never tried it so don't know, but the others are either free or a 1 time app fee.
  25. CharlzO

    CharlzO Well-Known Member

    Right, Skype you would have to pay for calls to regular phones. This way lets you use wifi to call anyone you want, providing you have a fairly decent wifi connection. I did the same on my Nexus (phone) when I had a bill error that left me phone-less for a week. I used GrooveIP and my GV account to make calls that way. Worked decent. TINY bit of lag that I noticed, but could've been my connection too.

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