Google Hangouts Overseas?

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  1. macher macrumors 6502a

    macher

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    Anyone use their U.S. Google hangouts # overseas to make and receive calls and texts from U.S,?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do you mean use the Hangouts app to make/receive calls and texts (via Google Voice essentially)?

    I've done that basically with just a WiFi connection and it works fairly well, depending on the WiFi connection for the most part--the connection needs to be a fairly good one (as in fairly fast and with a good signal).
     
  3. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

    macher

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    Yes we will be in France and want to make and receive calls and texts via Google Hangouts app dialer and text.

    I'm wondering if this is a good option since we will be getting SIMS from Orange.
     
  4. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    Yes, I've used it to call home to the U.S. from Italy & Japan, works well as long as you have a good internet connection. In Italy the hotel wifi was often poor and so it didn't work great, but it did work. Last week I was in Tokyo & the hotel wifi was very good & I didn't have any issues using it to make Google Voice/hangouts calls.
     
  5. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is old info out there about needing a U.S. ISP with a work around because the foreign country will recognize the ISP your on meaning your not in U.S. This is older info like I said.

    2015 do you still need a ISP 'hack' in a foreign country or can you just call via Hangouts dialer with no problem?
     
  6. hawon macrumors member

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    I have used that from at least 10 different countries without any issue.
     
  7. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    I work in Qatar and I am able to make calls and send text to my relatives back in the states.
     
  8. Gin Gin macrumors regular

    Gin Gin

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    The first time I used it was last spring in Italy, and it worked fine. I simply connected to the hotel's wifi & made my call using Hangouts. Did the same just last week in Japan.
     
  9. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it worked when we were in France the last 3 weeks. However I find you need a pretty solid connection or there are delays and jitter.
     

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