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Can't get dial out keypad to show using Gmail or Talk. Do I need Google+ for Android?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by yeto, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. yeto

    yeto Lurker
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    On my laptop using Gmail I can go to Chat-> Call phone -> and a keypad will pop up so that I can dial out. I want to be able to do the same thing on my Android phone. I have the Gmail and Talk apps but I do not see the same Chat/Call Phone/Keypad option that I see on my laptop. Would anyone know how I can get the keypad to show on my phone so that I can dial out? Do I need to download Google"+" mobile to be able to do this?

    Thanks in advance for any help,
    yeto
     



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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    If you have Google contacts sync on, you can call them directly from the contacts app. I really don't understand the problem? You want to call someone who is in your Google contacts? Open the contacts app and call them. Everybody who is in your Gmail contacts is supposed to be in your phonebook anyway.
     
  3. yeto

    yeto Lurker
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    Please don't take this the wrong way but where in my post did I mention anything about a contacts list? I want to be able to dial "anybody" using the telephone keypad. I can do this with my laptop but I do not see this feature using either Gmail or Talk on my Android phone. How do you call someone on "your" Android phone who is not in your contacts list? I just want to be able to dial a number and their phone ring. Again, I can do this with my laptop--but not with my Android phone.

    Thanks,
    yeto
     
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    From what I had understood in your first post, you wanted to call somebody from the people in your Chat box, basically a GMail contact.

    Anyway, why don't you just tap the dialer/phone button? Why do you even have to go through Gmail? What phone do you have anyway?

    Most phones have an icon at the bottom that looks like a phone handset, and some even have "phone" written on it. If you tap that, you get a dial pad.

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  5. yeto

    yeto Lurker
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    I need to use Gmail because I don't have cell phone coverage in my area.

    In the "Chat Box" on my laptop is a "Call Phone" option. When I click on the "Call Phone" option a keypad pops up and I can dial any number. I want to be able to do the same on my Android phone.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply and I am very thankful that you are trying to help.

    yeto
     
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Oh wait, you mean to say you want to call someone using internet connection like WiFi? Try GrooVe IP.
     
  7. Randymanme

    Randymanme Newbie

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    I don't have smartphone service, either. I do, however, have ClearSpot Voyager (a portable wifi hotspot to which I can connect up to eight wifi devices such as, say, my Android).

    I've been using Talkatone, but service is often spotty and call quality fuzzy. I've read that the fuzzy call quality is due to Talkatone using VOIP. I've also read that call quality is much better with Google Talk because it uses broadcast towers. I do have Google Talk (is the "Voice" app Google too?) and I would like to use it except for one problem -- no dial pad.

    I suppose I could try the " . . . GrooVe IP . . . " that was recommended to yeto or then, too, perhaps someone may know how to get a keypad to pop up for Google Talk.
     
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