Question about placing calls with Google Voice

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  1. rosariorose9

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    I have unlimited data on my Maxx, but very limited minutes, so whenever possible I use Obi (which uses data rather than 4G to make the connection) to place calls. The only problem is that Obi can only be used when you have a wifi connection. So my question is, is it possible to use Google Voice to place calls, and if so, does that use 4G or wifi?
     
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    You can use Google Voice to make calls however it will go against your minutes usage
     
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    ^^^

    Thanks. Thought so, but wanted to make sure. So, my Obi, which uses wifi data, continues to be my best bet...
     
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    I am not 100% sure but close (maybe 90% sure)... if you put your phone into airplane mode (turns off radios for phone & data), then turn on WiFi (which works in airplane mode), using your Google voice would not use your minutes.

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    Thanks for the reply. As I mentioned, though, I have no problem where there is wifi available. In that circumstance I use Obi, which definitely does not use my minutes...
     
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    Skype will use data as opposed to minutes.

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    Oops, I wasn't fully paying attention (it happens on occasion, lol). TextPlus free text + calls is an app that works on WiFi & data and will not use your minutes. But it is only free calls when calling others text plus phone numbers.

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    Yes, that's an interesting possibility...
     
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    Get Google voice plus it calls your gv# then it calls the person you need and calls you back from your gv# and connects the calls.
    Them put your Google number on friends and family if you have it. Unlimited minutes using gv.
     
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