What's going on here? What number is GV trying to "verify"?
If the app requires the mobile number, it's both intrusive and excessive. GV works from the desktop with no phone number associated. For privacy, I disabled my sim during the verification step to ensure google is not trying to collect personal information needlessly. This apparently causes it to fail... "failed to verify your number". The gv app is altogether a crappy load of bugs. It was quite a fight
just to get it to authenticate my account due to various software defects.
Are there any non-google apps to access google voice? Something that doesn't attempt to dig around my phone and harvest data? I just want something that will connect calls directly over the net, without dialing through the pots network.