Google Voice Updated With Non-Data Connection Calling and Backdoor Tablet Support

Google Voice Updated With Non-Data Connection Calling and Backdoor Tablet Support

Sep 2, 2011

Google Voice has gotten its first significant update in a while; while the dream of being able to call over wifi or data connections instead of having to use the carriers’ pricey phone minutes is not yet realized, 2 other useful features have been added. First, users can now make calls without a data connection to people that have been previously called. Becuase Google Voice dials through to another phone number, then has that call routed to the person intended to be called, this means that Google Voice just needs to store that routing number on the phone and know to call that number instead of having to prompt for that number over the data connection. This will make calling when data is unavailable while still having access to Google Voice much easier. The second feature, though this is one that is extremely unofficial, is that the app has support for Android tablets; while calling may be difficult from these tablets unless a VoIP application is used (if at all possible), this does mean that texting can be done over wifi, or can be great when users don’t have their phones handy. The app must be sideloaded from an APK (available through the source link at the bottom of the article) for Android tablets, but for supported devices, the update is available now.

Source: The Droid Guy

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