This is a travesty! GVMobile wtf!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by evilgreg, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. evilgreg macrumors regular

    evilgreg

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    I've been using GVMobile this whole time with the assumption that all calls placed through it are free. It's a hassle to use because the contact list is different, and you have to wait for an incoming call to connect you, but I thought I was saving money so I dealt.

    Turns out I was completely wrong! ATT charges you just as much for incoming calls as outgoing, so I've been wasting my time! That was the main reason I jailbroke my phone too!

    Now that GVMobile is useless to me, the ONLY reason I have my phone JB'd is for tethering, which I rarely even use. I'm considering going home tonight and restoring my phone to legit 3.1.3 because I have a new 3GS so it's a tethered JB anyway (which is a huge annoyance if my phone restarts when I'm not anywhere near my MacBook).

    My mind has been blown this morning. Shiv.
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Your contract says that incoming minutes costs the same as outgoing minutes. What will save you money is If you get a-List and add your google number to a-list. Then set gv to always show your gv number as caller Id.
     
  3. evilgreg thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is this "a-list" you speak of? How much does it cost?
     
  4. jtara macrumors 65816

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    - A-list is an ATT feature that comes with certain calling plans. It allows you to designate up to 5 phone numbers that you can call and receive calls from for free. That's your "A-list". A-list is available on on higher-minutes calling plans (not sure where the cut point is). It's not available on plans that get the free calling to ATT landlines feature.

    - In the U.S., all carriers charge for incoming calls. In most of the Rest Of World, incoming calls are free.
     
  5. evilgreg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well damn. I think I'm going legit tonight guys. Once an untethered JB is accomplished - I'll be back.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Whatever gave you that idea ? :confused:
     
  7. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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  8. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    +1.

    i dont think ive ever heard this to be the case.
     
  9. evilgreg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that I think of it, I'm really not sure where I heard that calls were free. I guess I just assumed that there was no other point of placing outgoing calls through the app, since it was such a hassle, there must have been a benefit besides just having my GVoice number show up in my friends call logs.

    Haha, oh well, I'm just bummed out but I don't even really make that many calls anymore anyway.
     
  10. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    the reasons why i use google voice:

    -free SMS
    -same number no matter which phone i use (ie i can switch phones or carriers anytime i want)
    -take calls on my skype account on my computer
    -send and receive SMS from a computer
     
  11. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    In the US, you pay for both incoming and outgoing calls.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if you think google voice is worthless due to not having free calls, you are missing the entire point of google voice
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed !
     
  14. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    This depends on the carrier. Not "In the US".
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    I like it because

    Free SMS also because I can give out one phone number that rings all my preprogrammed numbers at once. I can give a phone number out that isn't in my name. Perfect for craigslist etc.
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    What U.S. carrier doesn't charge for incoming calls on a metered plan? I know of none.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im pretty sure its like that on every carrier in the US.
     
  18. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Not US Cellular, but their service sucks so nobody cares, lol
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Never heard of them.
    They must be really small.
    None of the major wireless providers do that though.
     
  20. phrint macrumors 6502

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    Free SMS with the GVMax/Prowl push setup is sweet. It pushes close to live time. Pop open GVMobile and fire back a response. I have eliminated my entire texting plan with AT&T and text my fingers off every month.

    Plus the feature is great for me as I use my GV number for my business. I can assign my cell/home/office number to GV and it rings right there.
     
  21. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Me neither. Must be small.
     
  22. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    Just use skype. Pay the 3 dollars a month for unlimited US and Canada calling and be done with it. Stay jailbroken and use voip over 3g or if you want to pay for a few more options get 3g unrestrictor. I use skype over 3g all the time and very happy with it. I'm rocking a teathered 3gs and I thought it would be a huge pain in the ass, but I haven't had one issue so far. Now that I have my phone customized, and it can pretty much do everything I want it to do, I don't think I could go back to stock.
     

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