DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: New Guy + Google Voice

  1. Senior Droid
    longboardskier's Avatar
    Member #
    126602
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    127
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #1

    New Guy + Google Voice

    Hello, I don't have a Droid yet but the wife and I are looking into them. We currently have and will have Verizon.

    One question I have is about Google Voice. I've poked around a bit but have seen two answers to the question. When you use the Google Voice app are you using only your Data plan, or are you using actual talk minutes. Like I said, I've seen both answers to that question! I'd like to know for sure.

    Also with Google Voice, is it possible to receive incoming calls through the app? Is using GV more of a hassle than it's worth to save money on talk minutes?

    Thanks!
  2. Droid Sensei
    LtKen's Avatar
    Member #
    31927
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,637
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Rezound
    #2
    GV for voicemail is data only -- no minutes involved.

    I dont use GV for talk, so I'll have to defer.
  3. Super Moderator/RS
    dlwhtrose's Avatar
    Member #
    14116
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    God forsaken desert, wishing to be back in Dixie
    Posts
    2,777
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    TBOLT / Charge
    Premium Member
    #3
    to the forum. I am sure if you look around you will probably find your answers. Unfortunately I do not use Google Voice. I thought I read somewhere that the drawback to Google Voice is you are using your minutes so if you have friends and family numbers and you call them with Google Voice you do not get the call free. Now I maybe wrong but I remember something like that.
  4. Master Droid
    TekHawk's Avatar
    Member #
    17876
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Yuba ****ty, California
    Posts
    783
    Phone
    Droid + CyanogenMod 5.0.6.2
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by longboardskier View Post
    Hello, I don't have a Droid yet but the wife and I are looking into them. We currently have and will have Verizon.

    One question I have is about Google Voice. I've poked around a bit but have seen two answers to the question. When you use the Google Voice app are you using only your Data plan, or are you using actual talk minutes. Like I said, I've seen both answers to that question! I'd like to know for sure.

    Also with Google Voice, is it possible to receive incoming calls through the app? Is using GV more of a hassle than it's worth to save money on talk minutes?

    Thanks!
    It uses minutes on all calls through it unless you take the time to dial into GV to make the calls not using the app and have your GV number on your calling circle feature thing what ever it is called on VZW. How ever if you do not do a lot of V2V calling you can save some minute using the GMail call feature with GV which gives you the option to push * on your cell while in a GV based call to transfer it to the PC which is a true VOIP call.
    For Android news, updates, links to roms and more check out http://www.tekhawk.com

    And for news on my future Launcher themes once I find the time to start theming them again.
  5. Senior Droid
    longboardskier's Avatar
    Member #
    126602
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    127
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #5
    Thanks for the replies! I thought it sounded too good to be true. It would be a hassle to sign into GV (not the app) every time to make a call just to save minutes. At some point the hassle it would be isn't worth the money saved.

    Just trying to figure out realistically how to get a Droid! There have been so many times where having a smart phone would have been very useful. I've always had "normal" phones (have an LG Env3 right now).
  6. Master Droid
    TekHawk's Avatar
    Member #
    17876
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Yuba ****ty, California
    Posts
    783
    Phone
    Droid + CyanogenMod 5.0.6.2
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by longboardskier View Post
    Thanks for the replies! I thought it sounded too good to be true. It would be a hassle to sign into GV (not the app) every time to make a call just to save minutes. At some point the hassle it would be isn't worth the money saved.

    Just trying to figure out realistically how to get a Droid! There have been so many times where having a smart phone would have been very useful. I've always had "normal" phones (have an LG Env3 right now).
    really all you have to do is dial a number hit 2 i think then dial the person you want to call but yea not as good as it used to be
    For Android news, updates, links to roms and more check out http://www.tekhawk.com

    And for news on my future Launcher themes once I find the time to start theming them again.
  7. Senior Droid
    longboardskier's Avatar
    Member #
    126602
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    127
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #7
    Alright I'm taking the plunge today! Heading out after work to pick up a new Droid X!
  8. Senior Droid
    longboardskier's Avatar
    Member #
    126602
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    127
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #8
    Wow this thing is pretty amazing! Uses quite a bit of battery power though!

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
  9. Super Moderator/RS
    mwhartman's Avatar
    Member #
    27806
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South FL
    Posts
    10,730
    Liked
    40 times
    Phone
    Moto Droid
    Premium Member
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by longboardskier View Post
    Wow this thing is pretty amazing! Uses quite a bit of battery power though!

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
    Based on the time of and content of your post it appears that you purchased an X today. The X is a very solid phone. Check out the entire X section in the Forum.

    Mike
    Forgive your enemies it messes with their minds!
  10. Beta Team
    thebowers's Avatar
    Member #
    8519
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2,548
    Twitter
    dabowerman
    Phone
    Rooted Droid, OC @ 1.1 Ghz
    DroidForums.net Theme Developer
    Premium Member
    #10
    I use GV to save on texting, not actually calling. I can justify the data plan when 10-15 dollars of it could be used for texting, but GV takes care of that
    If you like what I do, thanks



    Your can follow me as follows

    @dabowerman - Twitter
    Derek Bower - G+ - this is where I will be @ the most and where stuff gets released first.

    Theming Guides that might come in handy
    Theming Guide for Progress Bar
    Notification Text Color Change (How to)
    Theming Guide for System Text
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Voice mail redirected to google voice
    By badazz74 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 12:00 PM
  2. Ultimate juice + Google Voice + voice commands = problems??
    By born2golf in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-22-2010, 07:58 PM
  3. Can I forward saved voice mails to Google Voice?
    By ncsenator in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-08-2010, 09:42 PM
  4. Visual voice mail and google voice not working
    By jstuart83 in forum Droid X Tech Support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-03-2010, 10:11 AM
  5. Google Voice student vs. Google Voice regular??
    By christophersquid in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 11:33 AM

Search tags for this page

google guy phone
,
google guy phone call
,
google voice data only plan verizon
,
googleguy call phone
,
guy google california
,

guy google phone call

,
man calling from google voice
,
tech guygoogle voice
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+