You asked Google for it, well now it is here. GVoice and Hangouts


spinedoc77

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Wow very cool. GVoice is so incredibly useful, its one of the main reasons I don't go back to ios. Will be nice to get rid of the clunky gvoice app.
 

Tarzanman

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That is probably by choice because all the facebook apps are a bunch of bloated spyware that would wreak havoc on your contact list.

I remember the first phone that had facebook contact sync, the Palm Pre. Made a huge mess of things.
 

mclld

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Well I didn't ask for it. I use gv for all my ads on craigslist and other places. I like having it separate from my other messaging
 

thejadedmonkey

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That is probably by choice because all the facebook apps are a bunch of bloated spyware that would wreak havoc on your contact list.

I remember the first phone that had facebook contact sync, the Palm Pre. Made a huge mess of things.
Windows Phone does a contact sync with Facebook contacts and does it very well. It's not impossible to pull off, they're just choosing not to. And if I had to guess why, it has to do with Google+ :confused:
 

Cnasty

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Windows Phone does a contact sync with Facebook contacts and does it very well. It's not impossible to pull off, they're just choosing not to. And if I had to guess why, it has to do with Google+ :confused:
Exactly

Just came from a 1520 and it was beautifully done including other perks as well. Was impressed how the WP OS handled it.
 

mattopotamus

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I have no idea what this means for someone like me. I use Google voice solely for visual voicemail on the nexus 5. Does this impact that in any way?
 

gotluck

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does this mean we can make voip calls with hangouts like on iOS?

the hangouts app on my ipad essentially acts as a voip phone - great for some kind of emergency
doesnt require talkatone or anything (like it used to)
 

spinedoc77

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awesome - thanks
yay - wifi calling - with better international rates than ATT for nonhangouts calls

I like it.

This seems like the real deal
Google also said it was reducing most of its international rates!!! So it gets even better for you.
 

Cnasty

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Maybe not specifically related but about Hangouts.

Is there a way within Hangouts to wake your screen everytime you get a text?
Not a fan of the LED light approach and just want my screen woken up.

Using a OnePlusOne.
 

gotluck

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looks like free wifi calling back to the USA when traveling abroad as well
gotta test out the quality - I've found on ipad it is quite good, better than the old talkatone / gvoice combo
reviews so far seem to be good
 

gotluck

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I see the google voice app was also updated, what is the reason to use that app now?
it seems you can call and text via gv with hangouts and hangouts dialer.

is google voice app for using your regular nonvoip line with google voice? probably just answered my own question :)
 

spinedoc77

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I see the google voice app was also updated, what is the reason to use that app now?
it seems you can call and text via gv with hangouts and hangouts dialer.

is google voice app for using your regular nonvoip line with google voice? probably just answered my own question :)
Oh that's weird, I have no idea. The change log only notes minor bug fixes and a warning to confirm call settings. It's possible it's just to tie your phone to your GV account, I'm not sure.
 

Tig Bitties

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I installed the 2.3 version from the .apk, and it sort of works, but won't let me sign in. I can SMS text from it fine, but then when I try to sign in with my main gmail phone account, the little wheel just keeps spinning away saying 'Signing in..." :confused:
 

gotluck

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I read there is some back end change that must be processed for your specific account in order for the integration prompt to show up in hangouts. Haven't tried it yet.
 

spinedoc77

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Anyone know how voicemail messages work in Hangouts? I switched over via the pop up in hangouts, but my voicemails are still going to my google voice app/website and not hangouts.
 

gotluck

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Anyone know how voicemail messages work in Hangouts? I switched over via the pop up in hangouts, but my voicemails are still going to my google voice app/website and not hangouts.
dont think integration has rolled out for me yet

I can call from hangouts, but no sms to my voice number or voicemail in hangouts, no integration prompt, no google voice number in hangouts settings

seems to be in some partially complete state
 

gotluck

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Okay, so I installed google voice now as well and am able to receive incoming VoIP calls via hangouts, outgoing was already working prior to installing gv. SMS to my gv number and voicemail are still going to gv app. I believe that means I'm still waiting for integration rollout?