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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by IHaveAnAndriod, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. IHaveAnAndriod

    IHaveAnAndriod Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know that the nexus 5 came straight from TMobile and doesn't allow their WiFi calling feature.

    I was stumbling around in my phone settings and came across something of what appears to be internet calling and I was wondering if I could make calls with this using google voice?

    Has anyone came across an internet calling feature that needs to be set up within the phones settings or is it just me?
     



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  2. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    If you have a google voice number already, you can use the latest hangouts app (after downloading the hangouts dialer app) to make calls over your data connection
     
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Yep, hangouts is the way to go for wifi calling :thumbup:
     
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  4. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Hangouts is the way to go if you have a Google Voice number. The "Internet calling" option is something else though - it's for SIP dialing, and Google Voice does not use SIP.
     
  5. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

    I do not call over the internet with my N5 but I do with my N7 2013wifi only. I am sure it would work with any phone over wifi.

    I use GrooVe IP and it works 100%.

    Just another option.
     
  6. IHaveAnAndriod

    IHaveAnAndriod Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried to use hangouts to make calls but it only calls other hangout numbers
     
  7. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Actually you can call out to other numbers, besides the ones that are in your Hangouts contacts.
    If you go to the Hangouts Dialer app and select the "dialer/numerical pad" you can then dial out to numbers that are not in your Hangouts contacts like in the pics that I have included -
     

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  8. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Here's just another indication that Hangouts with the hangouts dialer works for calls without having to use only your Hangouts contacts -
     

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  9. IHaveAnAndriod

    IHaveAnAndriod Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oh wow I didn't know I had to install a seperate app to get this feature. I download the app and it works just fine. Can I uninstall the extra app now and will the sailors continue to work?
     
  10. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    You can't uninstall it, since it's a plug-in to Hangouts, not really a separate app. You can however hide it in the app drawer, as its functionality is now contained within Hangouts itself (it adds a third tab for dialing).
     
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  11. IHaveAnAndriod

    IHaveAnAndriod Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks I'm so happy. Maybe I won't need to upgrade to a new phone. I get unlimited data and have a dual brand router which should work with the calling good. I love to do the things on my phone that'll make my phone. I have unlimited talking but I love to have a second number with my phone. I mainly use the second number, google voice, when I meet new people and I don't want them to have my main number. Hangouts is beginning to be a livesaver lol. Thanks to all who posted on the topic
     
  12. Incakola

    Incakola Android Enthusiast

    If your using the hangouts dialer to use Google voice, does the other person who you are calling has to have hangouts and the dialer installed? Tried calling a phone that doesn't have hangouts and the call didn't go through.
     
  13. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    No. The other person doesn't even need a smartphone. Assuming you are in the US, you can call any phone# in the US (including landlines) using the hangouts dialer.
     

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