My computer just rang

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by roxics, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. roxics macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2013
    I've got my headphone on and my computer started ringing. Shortly followed by my iPhone. They both stopped at the same time.

    I just had a friend call me and it didn't do it. He called me first with my Google Voice number and then my regular number. Neither made my computer ring. The one that did ring was an unknown caller from another state. So it was not facetime either. I don't have skype or anything like that installed on my machine.

    So does Mavericks have some kind of ringing support for iPhones now? If so, where? Also if so, why didn't it work when my friend called me?

    If not, what just happened?
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    What do you call "ringing".

    Facetime, Mail, iMessage all will "ring" "beep" or be silent depending on settings.
  3. Mac.User macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    Did someone try to FaceTime your actual (non-GVoice) number?
  4. dean1012 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Do you have Voicemac or something similar that would receive a google voice call?

    If both your phone and mac rang, it is either Skype (or similar), Facetime, or Google Voice/similar.
  5. Mac.User macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    If you have the Google Voice add on for Chrome then it will make your computer ring.
  6. Dokk macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    IA, TX ... I never know
    You don't even need that. I have Google Voice that goes to my iPhone and I only use Safari on my Mac. If someone calls the GV number, my computer starts ringing (assuming I have Gmail open) and them my phone a second or two later. It's just all built into Gmail now, so no extensions of plugins are necessary.

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