GV via google.com/voice/m/
im trying to figure this out (i just switched from BB where GV worked..!)-
i'll probably just jailbreak to get GV, but i wanted to check something first. if i log into google voice via safari, and then dial a number, it calls ME, then i answer, and then it connects to the number i originally dialed. this uses my ATT minutes, right? My wife is VZN (i just switched from them) and because calling her all the time now actually uses my minutes, so i want to use my GV, but im slightly confuzed..haha.
- 08-13-2009, 04:35 PM #2
That's the way GV works. That's the way it has always worked. If you use GV on your desktop, it will call whatever number you want to make the call from - like a land line, if you don't want to waste the minutes.
Was it not using your minutes from the BB, or did you just not notice it was coming out of your bill?
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i ended up just jailbreaking and using 3g unrestrictor to enable skype over 3G. i already have a Skype unlimited account, so just using that for now. its really only for calling my wife: she can use her work bb for personal and its vzn, so i just call her on skype to reduce the minutes used (she has unlimited).
thanks for the clarification..!
- 08-15-2009, 09:11 AM #16
My set up is a little convoluted. GV is my published Office number. Calls comes into GV and Gv forwards to my Skype #. Skype rings at my Office. I have a Skype WiFi handset phone, so it rings the Handset and my computer. All via WiFi of course. If I do not answer, GV answers and person leaves a VM on GV. GV then emails me a notification, to my Gmail, and sends a text to my iPhone. I then can log into GV via Safai. Listen to my message and determine if I need to call back right then or not.
Right now GV is just an answering service for me. Allows me to respond to Office VM quickly. I am trying to re-evaluate my set up. It works fine but I think that there might be a better way. I have seen the links for Gizmodo but I just have not tried them out yet.
- 08-15-2009, 10:35 AM #17