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Use the old Google Voice app. Its outdated but in the set up wizard you are asked if you want to use google voice to make all calls, no calls, international calls only and ask every time.
I would think the fact that Google Voice is continuing to receive updates is a positive sign.
> Lastly, the free version of Google Voice will still be available to consumers with the existing feature set, and consumer users will continue to receive updates to the app. The Android, iOS and web apps will also get a new icon along with this update.
If you download the (now discontinued) Google Voice app and simply open it at least once, it should set up all that for you.
Here you go! You can set the number up through any Gmail account. I have different area codes for my Google Voice and normal number, but it's all free. It's fabulous.
Make an account, get a free Google phone number. Look up how to make ATT fwd your calls when you do not answer.
Edit: Got bored. Here's the ATT support for call forwarding.
Choose the "Forward when unanswered" option.
When you open the Google voice app tell it to not use the Google voice number for anything. Then turn on do not disturb. Do not forget the do not disturb, or your Google voice number will ring just as long as the ATT number meaning the callers would have like a minute of ringing.
Bam, free VVM with automatic transcription done by Google. You can listen to/read the mail on any computer/tablet that has access to Google as well.
You're actually wrong about this. The Google Voice app allows you to route an outgoing call via Google's servers by way of dialing into a Google number, so you're using a cell network (minutes), not data. It has no capability to use data to make a call.
If you use Google Hangouts to make a call, then you will use a data connection.
You could try Google Voice app, because it uses Voip
(voice over internet protocols) you are likely to get a free, second phone number that's original. It takes a bit of setting up, but when I last used it, worked really well.
I'm assuming you want her to have her own distinct number? Because if so, logging into Google Voice with her Gmail and creating a new number would be the best way to go if you don't want to use Hangouts at all. Once she has a Google Voice number assigned, she just has to install the Google Voice app and she can text right from that over data.
Not OP but it's the "Google Voice" app.
Not for calling:
"Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for Android use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)"
voice.google.com is the direct link.
[link] is the direct link to the play store for the voice app. There are a bunch of phonies but this is the real one. I am able to run it on my old Galaxy G2 so you should be okay with a LG G3 with the official app.
If it doesn't work on your phone, you can always just use it online through the google website.
You could try the Google Voice app, but your options are pretty limited between that and Hangouts as those are the only apps Google has made for GV texting. If the GV app doesn't work, your best bet would be to not update Hangouts.
If you're using Google Voice with Hangouts, you can install the Google Voice app if you haven't already and have it place all calls over Google Voice. This way you can make calls with your GV number using your stock dialer (and therefore making the call over cellular). Otherwise you'll have to conform to using data for calls, since Hangotus doesn't dial out over cellular, even on Fi. If you do port over to Fi, there is no need to use the Google Voice app, just dial out of the stock dialer :P
Oh, so you know they're there because they came into voice.google.com, but the text forwarding is intermittent...
Is it an option for you to use the Google Voice app on the phone? I've found that to be pretty solid, and I just use that instead of the phone's messaging app...
Now that you mention it, I don't think I knew that text forwarding was a thing for a while.. only email.. I remember trying to finagle Voice to work with a flip phone (I feel like I'd done it before successfully), but ran into issues a couple years ago trying it again...
Once your friend has Set up a Google Voice account he can install the Google Voice App
No, it isn't. "Cost and availability - Google Voice is only available in the U.S. If you're outside the U.S., you can make calls with Hangouts.": [link]
"Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US": [link]
Last month! Google is actually giving release notes, it's weird. Note the June text might not be there for you depending on the staged rollout.
>• High-contrast messaging bubbles (Settings -> High-contrast conversation view)
>• Bug fixes
>• Sign up flow - create a Google Voice account in the Android app
>• Home screen widgets - long-press on the home screen to add a widget
>• Bug fixes and performance improvements
>• Conversation delete
>• Do not disturb
>• Text notification setting
>• Conversation archive shortcut (long-press on conversation list)
Google Voice is free. You can use it on any device / carrier and you can check, listen, read your voicemails on any computer you can log into Google on.
> Would that only forward all my texts and calls to the new number?
When you forward your GV number to a Verizon number, all incoming texts and calls to the GV number get forwarded to the Verizon line.
If you want your outgoing calls and texts to show your GV number, you have to use the GV app (not Hangouts or Allo, but rather the GV app).
You can also do this with Google Voice app, not sure why you need a third party, plus the hangouts dialer?
You just configure it to send/receive all calls through google voice number. The only thing I encountered was double notifications for visual voicemail.
Perks of having all of your services provided by Google. This is because as a Project Fi subscriber, our services are directly integrated with Google Voice, this includes the standard dialer. When you are on another carrier (ATT,TMo, VZW, SPR), your dialer is integrated to their services.
Transcript inside of Voicemail Tab
The ability for this service to function is clearly carrier controlled, I suggest you reach out to your respective carrier for the service.
If you want to view your Google Voice transcripts, I suggest you download the Google Voice App.
Not if you're trying to call from your main Fi device via Google Voice. The Google Voice app would normally be able to do that, since it can be configured to route all of your calls over cellular via your Google Voice number (and not use data). However, in order for that to work, you need to be calling from a phone you've set as a forwarding number in Google Voice-- which Fi numbers are incompatible with.
Install the ancient Google Voice app. It has an option to reroute all your calls through the dialer app with Google Voice (or give you the option every time you make a call). Launch the app and go to Settings > Making Calls.
Thanks. I followed the instructions: force-quitted Google Store, cleared the cache, then logged-in to my VPN, and made sure I'm being seen as though I'm in the US by browsing to [link]. Then I searched Google Play for Google Voice. Nothing! I then clicked the following link: [link] and I got the message: "This item isn't available in your country." Which brings me to my original question: how does Google Play know my nationality? It looks like it has nothing to do with my physical whereabouts.
On Android? You'll need two apps:
Google Voice for your voicemail ([link])
Call Blocker for blocking calls ([link])
* I have no association with either
Setup your vmail in Voice, and in that app's settings make sure you disable notifications for missed calls. Then open Call Blocker and in the settings choose to block calls from anyone NOT in your contacts. This will send them straight to vmail when they call without you seeing or hearing the call.
Google Voice will give you a notification of any new vmail, and all you have to do is look at the length of the message. Messages from the robocallers will be 4 or 5 secs long, so just ignore messages that are that short and you'll notice the calls a lot less.
It isn't perfect, but it keeps your phone from ringing throughout the day (I get 8-12 of these calls a day).
On Android? You'll need two apps:
Google Voice for your voicemail ([link])
Call Blocker for blocking calls ([link])
But you can. And its free. That's been a thing since 2009.
And theres even a highly rated app just for it, by google.. It's everything VVM is and more.
What? Have you used it?
"Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly."
It is a messaging app. you can send messages from it. It looks much like messages and hangouts.
>you can't chat IM like with other people outside of GV
? you can send SMS to any one from the app. How do you define messaging app?
Eh? No, it works natively just fine. I enter regular phone numbers, not mangled with Google Voice extensions into whichever app, the Google Voice app sits in the background and does the work of putting everything through my Google Voice number.
I'll admit I don't get the free US calls that Hangouts gives — but I've got an unlimited-minutes plan anyway.
Yeah, I also use stock dialer.
OP, did you forget to install the Google Voice app so the stock dialer uses your Google Voice number, and setup calling to your ting number?
Ring.To is switching to paid service soon ($18/year).
Google Voice integrates with the Android Dialer, meaning you can make a regular voice calls and your contacts will see your main number in their caller ID instead of the number assigned by RingPlus. You can also use GV to make all your calls over WiFi and all your calls will ring your Desktop, Tablet, and any device with Hangouts installed. Plus, all your MMS will be free through Hangouts ($0.04/message on RP).
The reason I say port to GV is because RP ports are done manually, meaning one of their reps have to physically process the port (1 day to 1 week). If they mess it up or something goes wrong, good luck keeping your number because you have no one to contact. Plus, if you port to GV, you can hop to another carrier instantly without having to worry about porting.
You're probably either missing the official Google Voice Android app or simply need to re-run it to get the proper phone configuration again. I believe I had to do this when I updated my OPO a while back. I stumbled here while trying to solve the same behavioral problem on my OP2 (simply downloading [link] and choosing "make all calls with GV", which is what I want, solved the problem).
It's a Google made app. Any Droid should be compatible.
Let's not forget about Google voice on the play store...
I've re-read your post a few times, and I have to admit I'm confused. Let me see if I'm following:
Okay--if I got that right, here's my recommendation. First off, go out and get whatever prepaid service that'll work for you and take whatever number they give you. Also, get a Google Voice phone number for free. Once you get your new pre-paid SIM, just load the Google Voice app on your phone, allow it to handle all telephony and just give out your GV number to friends/family. If you do this, you will never have to tell anyone your new carrier assigned number. The GV app will auto-route all your calls & texts through GV so your caller ID & texts will come from your GV#. Note that these calls & texts are placed over your pre-paid carrier so they count as minutes (if you chose a pre-paid plan that has limited minutes).
When you move to Spain, just cancel your pre-paid service. You've never used that phone number for anything anyway--you've only given out your GV#, and that number will continue to work. You will be able to make & receive calls & texts via any connected device as long as it has a data connection. When you get to Europe, you'll probably have to use the Hangouts Dialer app to make phone calls (via your GV#) from your Spanish phone--your Spanish number & service will be used. You can make & receive texts via your GV# via Hangouts (both via the app and in a browser).
I use GV in this manner domestically so let me know if you have any questions.
Edited for clarity
Here is a tip don't text with SMS instead use a different provider that uses data instead for these volleyball leagues. It will still show up as a text to the other people and they will have no clue other than its a new phone number (that you set permanently moving forward) its coming from.
Pro tip: [link]
This way you can avoid junk texts if wanted and you can just have that google voice number forward to your regular cell in case someone does have to call you.
Plus a online ability to text when you are sending 1000 texts in a month is likely a help.
> Google Voice uses cellular
Wi-Fi calling on T-Mobile uses Wi-Fi, but still counts against your plan's cell minutes (if you're not unlimited)
Google Voice app on its own will always use cellular, even if you tell it to always use GV for dialing out. It simply uses Google's own call routing to make it look like you're calling from your GV number.
Google Voice with Hangouts and Hangouts Dialer apps is what you need to set up true VoIP calling. You will need to disable call forwarding to your carrier number on Google Voice's web site, and instead in Hangouts enable the "Incoming phone calls" option in Settings, under the Google Voice section. VoIP will only work if people dial your GV number, and you'll need to use Hangouts Dialer to initiate outbound calls for VoIP. And of course this functionality is limited to the USA.
[link] what does that show?
Yep. The mobile version is this: [link]
You can also use it via the Hangouts app and Hangouts dialer (combo).
Hit the direct link and check whar it says . It may be not supported in your country
No, me either, so I now use Google Voice which has really great voicemail features.
I've used Google Voice since the Nexus 6p.
Nope, still called Google Voice (link to app)
I don't know what google assistant is. This is the app I'm using:
Sorry for the delinquent reply--I had surgery yesterday and I'm still high as a kite. You can port your existing cellphone number to Google Voice. It is pretty straight-forward--the linked page explains the process. It costs a one-time fee of $20. Note that this will CANCEL your service with whatever provider currently has that cellphone number (in your case it sounds like Ting).
You can go ahead and buy a Sim card for Total Wireless and activate service. You will accept a new number from them. You will not really be using this new number.
Instead, you will install the Google Voice app on your cellphone. It will prompt you to select some preferences. Make sure you tell it to allow Google Voice to make & receive all calls and texts.
That's pretty much it. With the GV app installed, your calls & texts are auto-routed through GV. That means that your friends who had your old cellphone number (the one you ported to GV) will continue to dial that number. When you place a call from your cell (over Total Wireless) it will appear to come from your old number. The same thing with texts (more on that in a minute). The GV app isn't just VOIP. It uses your carrier (e.g. Total Wireless) cellular service. That means, if you're on a 1000 minute talk plan, you're not skirting it like this (although there is a way to skirt it). Let me add that using GV works flawlessly. It might sound a bit confusing, but I can't express how simple it is. You merely install the app, go through the setup and pick preferences, and everything just works.
Effectively, the GV app provides you a number for life--you don't have to port anything when you jump from carrier to carrier. All you do is install the GV app and you're up and running. It also gives you a ton of great features like the ability to make & receive calls/texts on any connected device (tablets, computers, etc.) It also has a whole host of voicemail features (e.g. transcription and auto-forwarding to email). If you have an Obihai device, you can have a landline with this number as well.
The only caveat with GV is that you can't use your phone's native text application--I believe you have to use the GV app for texting. That said, you do use your phones native dialer app.
There is a Google Voice sub on reddit--it's probably /r/googlevoice
Hope this helps.
Here's the direct link
IF it doesn't work, you are either in a non supported region or have a non-supported device.
You can also try to download it from APKMirror (you'll have to enable "install unknown apps"):
Google Voice should solve your problems.
Yes. This is the correct link: [link]
by using the gv app for android: [link]
Sure! Below is a 15 step guide to setting it up. It's a bit tricky so put aside at least 20mins to get it up and running, but after that it's easy.
Just make sure you heave either a mic-headset or simply pair of headphones/earphones if you are using a laptop with an inbuilt mic. Here we go!
15 Steps To Phonebanking For Free For Bernie From Outside The US
Step 1 Install Firefox (the vpn browser plugin didn't like working in chrome for me)
Step 2 Download DotVPN. Unfortunately you will have to make an account with them and get sent an email and all the usual annoying stuff. Sign up and activate.
Step 3 Dot VPN button will appear (circle with wave) at the top right of firefox. Login to DotVPN and make sure it's connected (blue) and set to America.
Step 4 (POSSIBLY OPTIONAL) Now this may or not be needed as it happens on my computer but not my laptop. If after installing DotVPN your firefox wont connect to the internet properly and wont display pages you will have to do this:
1-Click the options menu in the top right of firefox
2-Then click options
3-Then click advanced on the side panel
5-Then click settings under connection
6-Then in the popup box select Auto-detect proxy settings for this network and hit ok.
Step 5 Create a gmail accout or log into your one if you already are signed up and then install google voice
Step 6 Go to [link] and select the state you want to call. (they have cut off times of when your allowed to call, usually by 3pm australian time it's to late to call, so check the times)
Step 7 Have a look at the calling script and then click "Get your log in credentials" Enter you info (for the zip enter 12345) and click create sign up
Step 8 Click start making calls and enter your account name from the previous window and password (these will change from day to day so don't worry about writing it down)
Step 9 Select the state you want to call and sign in (check the script for that state)
Step 10 A small window will pop up with call in instructions. Now to turn your computer into a phone by going to [link]
Step 11 Click the phone call button and change the small australian flag button to a United States one.
Step 12 Now enter the "Please call" number from the small pop up window ignoring the "() and-". just enter the numerical numbers and call.
Step 13 You will hear an automated voice, ignore it and make sure your mic and speakers are selected properly in google hangouts properly by clicking the cog button just above the numbers. (for mic level and setup follow this vid [link]
Step 14 Enter the second number from the small window by clicking the numbers followed by the #.
Step 15 Your Now Connected! All that's left to do is change your status in the top left corner of that small window from "not ready" to "ready"!
YOU DID IT! (hopefully)
Now it can be tricky as you won't always have heaps of time to read the persons name before they say hello, so stall for a bit of time first by saying "Good evening, my name is **** from Bernie Sanders presidential campaign." and that should give time for their info to pop up so you can ask "Is ***** there?" And then follow on to the script.
If after all this it isn't working try restarting your computer and then picking up from step 6.
Hope this will help you help others to Feel The Burn!
Does this help?