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Wifi "Only" calling GS2

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#1 Trikein


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 12:19 PM

I have a old Samsung Galaxy S2 that isn't on Sprint anymore. It does NOT have any Wifi calling options under settings. I have a google voice number, attached to my main Gmail username, which I use to make outbound calls from my laptop. I have tried the Google Voice app, with and without Sprint integration, but gets stuck trying to "verify number". The problem is I can't receive calls from Google voice web app to verify the transfer. Do you need a cellular connection to make "wifi only" calls? Is it a problem with my phone number? Is the phone too old?

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:19 AM

I know this post is now "ancient" but I did want to point out that you will need to use a combination of Google Hangouts and Hangouts Dialer if you wish to make WiFi calls using a Google Voice number on Android these days.  The whole purpose of Hangouts Dialer is to insure that the calls use WiFi rather than the built-in data plan on your device (if it has one at all).


I've been using this combo on a LG Tribute for a while.  I think it is also compatible with the ancient LG Optimus V that I now use as an MP3 player, but I've not tested that out.

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