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    Default Google voice toggle?

    I am new to Android, former WebOS user.

    Is there a simple app that can just turn on and off google voice for outbound calls?
    Turn it on and all calls go through GV. Turn it off and all calls go through without GV.

    Deciding on which route to take every time I make a call is getting to be a pain.

    The voice choice app does work sometimes but other times it does not.

    In WebOS I could open up my GV app and make calls directly from the app. I miss this functionality.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJB View Post
    I am new to Android, former WebOS user.

    Is there a simple app that can just turn on and off google voice for outbound calls?
    Turn it on and all calls go through GV. Turn it off and all calls go through without GV.

    Deciding on which route to take every time I make a call is getting to be a pain.

    The voice choice app does work sometimes but other times it does not.

    In WebOS I could open up my GV app and make calls directly from the app. I miss this functionality.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom
    Should be something here for you:

    https://play.google.com/store/search...toggle+&c=apps
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    In the Google Voice application, if you go into the settings and select "Making calls," you have the following options:

    Use Google Voice to make all calls
    Do not use Google Voice to make any calls
    Only use Google Voice for international calls
    Ask every time I make a call

    That final option will cause a small dialog to pop up when making a phone call in the dialer, asking if you want to use Google Voice for that call or not. Is this the behavior you're looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Schroedl View Post
    In the Google Voice application, if you go into the settings and select "Making calls," you have the following options:

    Use Google Voice to make all calls
    Do not use Google Voice to make any calls
    Only use Google Voice for international calls
    Ask every time I make a call

    That final option will cause a small dialog to pop up when making a phone call in the dialer, asking if you want to use Google Voice for that call or not. Is this the behavior you're looking for?
    There is also the widget which allows you toggle through those same options without opening the app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Schroedl View Post
    In the Google Voice application, if you go into the settings and select "Making calls," you have the following options:

    Use Google Voice to make all calls
    Do not use Google Voice to make any calls
    Only use Google Voice for international calls
    Ask every time I make a call

    That final option will cause a small dialog to pop up when making a phone call in the dialer, asking if you want to use Google Voice for that call or not. Is this the behavior you're looking for?
    Thanks for the info. That is what I have been doing. I was wondering if there was an app that I could toggle back and fourth. When it is off all calls would go through without GV. When its on all calls wold run through GV. That way I would not have to decide for every call. For me there are long periods of time when I need to use GV and then say nights and weekends where I don't use it at all. So having the ability to "toggle" would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJB View Post
    Thanks for the info. That is what I have been doing. I was wondering if there was an app that I could toggle back and fourth. When it is off all calls would go through without GV. When its on all calls wold run through GV. That way I would not have to decide for every call. For me there are long periods of time when I need to use GV and then say nights and weekends where I don't use it at all. So having the ability to "toggle" would be great.
    The Google Voice widget let's you toggle like that.

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    Thanks GDS, that is exactly what I was looking for. Perfect!!
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    Android 4.4.2, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
    I used to have a widget to toggle Google Voice. It's missing. Not in the widget collection, not anywhere. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling google voice, that didn't help.

    The voice app only gives permanent options (use voice, use voice for int'l, don't use, ask every time). The widget lets you easily change it for a single call without the hassle of having to use the ask any time option.

    How do I get that widget back?

    Note, I am using the Yahoo Aviate skin. Might that have murdered the Toggle Google Voice widget?
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    VoiceChoice 2.0 can automatically choose dialing with/without Google Voice. I absolutely love it.

    But I don't know of a simple manual toggle for Google Voice. I suppose most people just use the 'Ask every time' setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashdamage View Post
    VoiceChoice 2.0 can automatically choose dialing with/without Google Voice. I absolutely love it.

    But I don't know of a simple manual toggle for Google Voice.
    I had a Toggle Google Voice widget on my Galaxy S3, but when I changed to a new phone a few months ago it wasn't there. Can't find it anywhere. I'll look into VoiceChoice, thanks.
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    Default Re: Google voice toggle?

    When I click on settings, I do see "making calls" as one of the options. How else can I find the "making calls" option?

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