In a former publish, I experienced waxed poetic about the wonderfulness of Google Voice and Talkatone, which essentially allowed you to make free of charge phone calls to the United States. Unfortunately, Google had announced last 12 months that it would be shutting down on May well 15, 2014, consequently building Talkatone, Oobi, and a bunch of other equipment/applications that used Google Voice ineffective. The day approached and I scrambled desperately for an alternative, sifting through piles of discussion board posts and app testimonials. Then, somebody described that I could be ready to use it on the Hangouts application. Not just one to appear a cost-free horse in the mouth, I fired up iOS retail store (android keep has it as perfectly) and downloaded it. Punching my information into Hangouts, I brought up the keypad, punched in my parent’s variety and voila! – It worked.
So, in scenario you did not know it, you can nonetheless use your Google Voice selection with – and only with, I believe that – the Hangouts app. The only downside I famous was that when somebody phone calls you, you no lengthier get a composed transcription of their voice mail. Mebbe I need to have to make some adjustments to get that working….
Bottom Line: If you are from the US, make absolutely sure you set up a Google Voice account ahead of you leave the States (you have to use a US IP address to set it up). Install Hangouts on your iOS or Android unit, plug in your account e mail and password, and get pleasure from wonderful and crystal clear (based on your WiFi power) calls to the US.