google voice help

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  1. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    i have the GV app on my iphone....if i make a call thru it, does it take away my minutes?
     
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I believe it will still count against your minutes. The way it works is that when you make a call through the GV Mobile app, the call is forward to your cell phone number (assuming you have it configured that way of course, which you should). You then "answer" your phone when it rings and your outgoing calls goes out.

    If you're looking to save minutes, check out Skype. I pay $8.40 every 3 months and I make all of my outgoing calls on Skype (unless the person I'm calling is also an AT&T customer). For now you'll need to use 3G Unrestrictor along with Skype in order to make calls over 3G, but that should change in the near future since AT&T has announced that they will allow Skype to work over 3G.
     
  3. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool...thx for the info. does skype give you a new phone number? like GV does
     
  4. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Not unless you want to pay for one (I didn't). The great thing about Skype is that you can configure it so that when you make outgoing calls, your cell phone number shows up on the caller id of the person you are calling.
     
  5. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nice...so they dont need skype to accept im assuming?
     
  6. Vonswanko macrumors regular

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    I added the GV number to my AT&T a-list. Now free unlimited minutes while using GV.
     
  7. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats so nice! too bad i dont qualify for the a.list
     
  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely not - it's just a regular incoming call to them. Keep in mind that the plan I mentioned is the unlimited us and canada plan, which is all that I need (your needs may vary). Skype to skype calls are free as well on that plan so if you have friends/family in other parts of the world and they use Skype, you can call them for free. It's a great deal.
     
  9. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Where did you get the google voice app? I added a bookmark to my google voice. I see no "google voice" apps anywhere.

    Are you talking "GV Mobile"??
     
  10. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Works great with my GV acct.
     
  12. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find this in cydia. Has this been removed?
     
  13. doboy macrumors 68000

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    How do you configue skype to show your cell #? thx
     
  14. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    It's one of the settings when you log into your Skype account on Skype's website (it's the Caller ID option).
     
  15. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    is there a cydia app that will let us make skype calls on the 3G???
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    3G UnRestrictor it is in the Cydia Store.
     
  17. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    before i buy the app....when using skype then..making a call, what does the caller id how as? thx
     
  18. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    See my previous post in this thread.
     
  19. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh dang...i was hoping skype would gimme another number like i got with google voice.
     
  20. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    You can buy a number from Skype for incoming calls. Not sure how much it costs though because I only do outgoing calls on Skype.
     
  21. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so did you just lower your att plan then? since you can make free outgoing calls?
     
  22. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Mine is already at the lowest so I can't go any lower. Using Skype for outgoing calls saves me a ton of minutes and it's very cheap.
     
  23. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    So just to clarify guys. If I use the gvmobile app on wifi it will use my minutes for incoming and outgoing? Same deal with 3g unrestrictor? What's the point of google voice if it uses your minutes.
     
  24. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it will use your minutes. for now, i think the only way to save money using GV is if you have the fav 5 with tmobile or the new alist with att, wheere you can progam one of your numbers to your gv number...then its free.

    i dont have that...i just use my gv to mess with my friends. and look cool
     
  25. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    There is tons of information on this on Google pages. Google Voice is amazing but it aint a VoIP thing at all.
     

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