Can I Use Google Voice With Droid X

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    I currently have an iPhone and I'm looking at switching over to Droid. I'm a big fan of all things Google, and I really don't like what a status symbol iPhone is becoming. One of my biggest expectations is that I can integrate Google Voice with my phone. I'm looking at the Droid X only because it's the latest and greatest, but I'd go with any model that can get the job done if the X can't. I'm not afraid of "hacking" or "modding" whatever I have to in order to make it happen. I love Google Voice but I hate making outbound calls, having to dial into my Google Voice number then dial the number I want to call. I'm hoping there's an app that lets me just dial my desired number and automates the rest of the process. I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is possible and how good the app is.
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    You can use GV with any phone...
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    Yes, you can. Download the free Google Voice app off the market place and when you bring up the Dialer and put in a number, press call it will ask you to place the call via the Dialer or Google Voice. Same with text messages.
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    You can also set your google voice up to be the default out-going call device. Doing this makes google voice transparent. You just dial whatever number you want and it's automatically connected through gv.

    By the by, glad to see you making the move from the IPhone. Welcome to the Dark Side.
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    GV on DroidX

    I have the DroidX and GV. It took Google 24 hours to get my call forwarding set up, but it all works as expected now.

    -DigitalMaestro
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    Can you post your question in the Droid X forum?
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    Droid X = Google Phone. I'm pretty sure it will do Google Voice.;)
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    Maxnicks - How do you "set your google voice up to be the default out-going call device"?
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    Pretty sure he's used to having to use HTML 5 version of it because Apple blocked the app.
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    it's the first option "making calls" in the google voice app settings
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    Tamm - You've already installed gv to your droid. Create an icon on your home screen:

    ADD TO HOME SCREEN > SHORTCUTS > TOGGLE GOOGLE VOICE

    That will give you a real quick way to toggle your calls to
    1. Use Google Voice to make ALL calls
    2. Do not use Google voice to make any calls
    3. Only use Google Voice for International calls
    4. Ask Every time I call
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    My question to this is if there is a way for me to make google voice calls via wi-fi at my house instead of using cell phone minutes. This would be awesome.
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    I actually just installed GV and made a call out using it on my D1 it was very transparent (I currently have it set up to ask me everytime I want to make an outgoing call.) I wonder what the pitfalls of GV is though. I was thinking of going to Verizon Prepaid 30 a month data and just use GV for calls and Texts. Anyone currently doing something similar?
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    GV still uses phone minutes not wi-fi so don't see what you're gaining by it other than other GV features like switching phones and the like. Yes you would save on text messages though.
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    This is a little off topic, but it still refers to Google Voice.

    I set up GV when i first got my DX. Now I want to use the Call Screening feature. Went to activate it on my account. Tried to call my self from a different phone. Nothing Happens...

    Couple people I know with EVO's and DX's are working fine.
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    No. Google does use digital for texting however when it comes to using it as a phone it will cost you minutes. The work around this is to get on a friends and family plan and make your Google Voice number one of your friends.
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    It worked for me. I called out to my wife on my computer using Google Voice through gmail, and she simply pushed the return call button not realizing it was my GV number. A message popped up asking if I wanted to take the call.
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    Does that only work when your on your GMAIL account?

    I am under the impression that if I do not have a computer near by, I can still push have call screening work and have them announce there name to leave a message.

    Now, do they need to call the GV number or can they call my mobile?
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    If you use your google voice number to make a call, that is the one that will show up on the other persons phone, not your number. There may be something in the settings to change that, but I can't recall.

    So when I called my wife using gmail, it used my GV number and that's how she responded.

    If you call from your phone using GV number then that number will appear on their log just like when I called from gmail.

    I think this is what you're asking. If I didn't answer correctly I apologize. They can of course call your mobil number if they have it. But that will cost you minutes, depending upon your plan.
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