How to talk without a number showing on bill?

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  1. spooled_u

    spooled_u New Member

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    Are there any apps or is it even possible to talk to someone without it showing up on the bill at all?

    I thought about a google voice app or skype, but to my knowledge they use a phone number...and thus that phone number shows up on the bill. The goal is to talk to someone without ANY number showing on the bill. Is this possible?
     
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    Yep, sure is. Don't call the number. Obviously its someone you shouldn't be talking to in the first place. Its a lot easier to put your morals first instead of figuring a way around them. End of soapbox.

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    Forbidden romance?

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    Try TiKl Talk in market. Turns your phone into a high quality push to talk walkie talkie.
     
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    I haven't used Skype, but from my understanding it makes calls over data connection. You can use Skype on a PC which wouldn't have phone service, so I wouldn't think the mobile version would require cell service, especially for the video chatting. But there appears to be a version specific to Verizon....so maybe that version is different. I have no experience with Skype in any form, so I could definitely be wrong here.

    Essentially what you will want to do is to use a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Provider) client of some sort. I haven't messed with these in quite some time so my recommendations will probably be a bit out of date.

    Back when I did use it I used Google Voice + https://market.android.com/details?id=org.sipdroid.sipua&feature=search_result (SIPDroid) + https://market.android.com/details?id=com.xinlu.gvdial&feature=search_result (GV callback). With this setup as long as you have a data connection (wifi or 3G/4G) you can make and receive calls and SMS messages all which won't show up on the bill. You don't need to use Google Voice, I am just showing how I had mine setup.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.csipsimple&feature=related_apps (CSipSimple) <-- that looks interesting too, as a different option to SIPDroid.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.viber.voip&feature=search_result (Viber)<-- I have seen that get some news coverage as to being released, so I guess it is halfway decent.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nimbuzz&feature=search_result (Nimbuzz)<-- that also has been mentioned a few times.

    Alternatively, if you both have smartphones you have some different options, like say Tikl as Shadez mentioned. There are also video and text based chat clients as well depending on devices. Some are cross platform and some may only work on one OS.
     
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    What if the OP is a woman in an abusive relationship, and she wants to call a shelter to get help?

    Just because they are trying to cover their tracks doesn't mean they are up to no good!

    But they probably are :)
     
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    spooled_u New Member

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    Thank you for your concern.

    Something like that.

    Cup and Shadez....ty both for your input.

    Cup...thanks alot for the links and advice. I will look into every one of those.

    And yes, we both have smartphones...both are Droid 2, and both use Verizon.

    I will check these out and try the most promising ones. I will test them out and post results just in case anyone in the future can find this thread useful.

    Thanks again for everyone's input.
     
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    Sent...
     
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    well, if you have google voice and are willing to pay $4 for an app, theres an app called GrooVe IP that uses your data (3G or wifi) instead of minutes to call
     
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    This thread amazes me. For you people jumping on the moral bandwagon, keep in mind that assumptions usually get you in trouble.

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    If the OP is my wife, I'll kill you!

    ;)
     
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    And if you have Google voice and you make the call by calling into your Google voice number and then initiating the call from within Google voice, then your Google voice number will be the number that appears in the cell phone call records, not the final number you called.

    FWIW, another alternative would be to consider getting a "throw-away" phone. Essentially a cheap prepaid phone that is paid and activated in cash. Many places will sell these phones for cash and will allow the customer to activate them without needing the verify the name on the account with ID. Then when additional minutes are needed, you just top it off for cash.
     
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    Incorrect, the GV access number is called, not the person's GV number.

    ...as does deception. Threads like this shouldn't be amazing if you've been around for any length of time. Responses are fairly typical from what I've seen.
     
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