questionshave you heard - google voice is going to be free…

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Here's another confirmation from Voxilla.
And, one more from AndroidPolice

YEE HAW!!!

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Anyone know if you will be able to use it internationally? Not for calling international numbers but to set it up with an international number?

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Yet another reason to nix the landline.

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Does this use data on a mobile phone instead of cell minutes? If so... yikes, hello free calling!

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I use Google Voice right now to place free calls all day long. I use it with the OBi110 adapter though.

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@flashkill: hope this helps - Choosing an international number

@jha1223: it depends on how you use it. if it's an app based use (definitely obiOn connected to an obi device), yes, it will use the data side of the phone. if it's something like gTalk, it should be data and not cell. however, if you've ported to Sprint or try to MMS/text, these are more than likely still using the cell network (possibly for the receiving end getting charged) - Google Voice + Sprint Integration

@dmmutti: same here using both the obi110 and obi100. using obiOn on my E4g, i connect to my at home obi device via wifi and am able to make calls and talk without issue. (did it once on a wirless B network no less without any hiccups!)

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This is humorous for me, as I've been using Google Voice for quite a while but recently the quality has been so bad that I've actually started migrating away from it.

On top of the sound issues, the bursts of DTMF and (worse) "This call is now being recorded." announcements at random times have made it very embarrassing to risk using.

If you think I'm just being a pessimistic sour-puss, google around about those two things, especially the latter. You'll see I'm not only not alone in experiencing them, but, at least as of a couple weeks ago, there wasn't even a good theory as to what causes it. On the other hand, google has a long track record of managing to get the public to accept broad roll-outs of things while they're definitely still beta-grade, so why should this be different? :P

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@jockovonred: Thanks! I knew they didn't in the past, I was kind of hoping they would open it up now though.

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I use my iPod to make phone calls through Google Voice using Talkatone -- and have been since I got it from Woot back in July. I thought it was free all along -- boy, when they finally bill me I'll b paying a HUGE bill. :)

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I've been using Google Voice, since it started out. I was able to get a number with my name in it in my area code :-P

They added this new calling feature sometime in the beginning of this year if I'm not mistaken. I've used it to make calls from my computer to land-lines/cell phones.

I also bought GrooVe IP for Android and was able to make calls on my smart phone using Google Voice and my unlimited data instead of my limited minutes. :)

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This seems to be true, same thing is posted on free calls hub site. BTW, those who are wondering what else can be the use of Google Voice you must check out http://www.freecallshub.com/2011/12/google-voice-is-free-for-one-more-year.html post. There is more to google voice than what I knew.

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@jyoz22: you BOUGHT an android app to do something that is built into android, and there is a free app from google (on my phone just says VOICE)that should have been on your phone to begin with?

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.googlevoice&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5nb29nbGUuYW5kcm9pZC5hcHBzLmdvb2dsZXZvaWNlIl0.

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@earlyre: lol

There is a huge difference between the two apps... Google Voice, or simply "Voice" as the app is called is one of them -- which yes I also have!!

The other is GrooveIP (which btw is one of top 5 best selling apps on the android marketplace for communications). The reason it is the best selling app is that it will not use phone minutes, but simply data and wifi. The Voice app does not have this feature. GrooveIP actually works together with the Voice app, and actually enhances it.

Before posting comments on deals that are almost a month old only to insult me, I suggest that you take a look at what I wrote and what you stated..

Here are some links you should review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HdUQ7ZlTd4
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip&hl=en

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Trust me, if my intent was to insult, it would have been more obvious(probably a few choice words, etc). The voice app does use your data connection in lieu of voice minutes. So the only advantage that I see is that the other can use wifi. Sometimes people pay for things not knowing there is a free alternative. I was merely trying to make sure that wasn't what was going on.

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@earlyre: No worries. Actually sorry for my reply. I must admit i was very sleep deprived when I posted that and when I read your post it sounded very insulting (i think it was the CAPS "BOUGHT" that did it lol. Anyways thanks for your clarification and again sorry for my reply if it came off kinda rude.