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    Cool and job well done!

    I found your post while searching to solve another problem and I'm thinking you guys are gonna be able to help (God I hope-lol)

    I have 2 Gmail accounts and 2 Google Voice accounts. At one point I wanted both to ring to my cell and I did that by assigning one account as work and one as home.

    Now my dilemma is that I only have one phone, my cell. Can't afford a landline or virtual number and am not looking for free calls.

    I want to rid myself of the 2nd GV number but I can't dis-associate with my cell (on either account) because even though it's listed a work and home, GV knows it's my Verizon cell #.

    I only want to keep the first GV # and associate with my cell so I can protect my real number as I have a ton of items for sale on Craigslist and other sites and people are actually texting me which would be free through GV.
    Having 2 GV numbers with the same cell (since I have no other number or phone I can answer to get the code to change it) does not allow SMS messaging.

    To top it off, it's causing the GV number to hang up when I answer the call from the first GV #. I haven't given out the 2nd number, don't need or want it, and it's not blocked or set on Do Not Disturb.

    One person told me to get Sipgate and I tried yesterday 5 times but they never sent the code. I thought maybe I had a Sipgate account but it doesn't recognize either of my email addresses?

    If there another Sipgate like provider I can use just to associate the 2nd GV # with a line besides my cell? I can't cancel the GV part of the account b/c I'll lose my gmail which I do use.

    HELP??? I'M SO FRUSTRATED!

    Not even wanting free calls, just a forwarding number for like 20 minutes to get the 2nd GV off my cell.

    Thanks,
    Seriously Technically Challenged Gal
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    One thing I noticed when I was first using Google Voice and realized the phone calls going straight to voicemail, I had to go into the Google Voice settings and make sure that the Do Not Disturb was off and also turn off Screen Callers. Once both of those were off, my phone would ring and I could answer it with no issues.

    @eg146 did you ever get this resolved? Would you be willing to buy an online Skype number at $18 for 3 month subscription (I believe that's a special rate for existing customers so if you don't already have an account with Skype, it may cost more) and just use it to get the code? That's an option you can explore at least.
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    I tried using it and the call quality is horrible.I tried changing the speaker and mic volume and only gets worse. I've tried everything I can think of. Anyone have good luck with it? I have the sprint galaxy tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcook1670 View Post
    I tried using it and the call quality is horrible.I tried changing the speaker and mic volume and only gets worse. I've tried everything I can think of. Anyone have good luck with it? I have the sprint galaxy tab.
    It works Ok for me, but the problem I have is that it's unreliable. Sometimes I'll call with it and the other party won't hear me, or they'll hear me for the first 5 seconds or so. Sometimes I can talk for over an hour and it works great. I connect via wifi too.
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    Will this app play nice with Juice Defender(freeversion)? I have the free version and it turns off 3G/wifi when screen is off. It would be nice if calls coming through GV would ring me up or wake it fast enough for me to pick up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracid View Post
    Will this app play nice with Juice Defender(freeversion)? I have the free version and it turns off 3G/wifi when screen is off. It would be nice if calls coming through GV would ring me up or wake it fast enough for me to pick up.
    If data is turned off than it will not work. I've noticed that gIP was turned off when I woke up this morning, but wifi was still on. It tends to be a little flaky at times, but it's the easiest way I've found to get GV to work on our phones.
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    WARNING - before you pay your $3.99 be aware that GrooVe IP launches "flurry" on your phone, which sends a pile of personal information, including the unique IMEI number of your phone, to flurry.com

    I bought it, and the application works very well, but once launched, it runs background processes which send personal data back to flurry.com every few minutes.

    If you have AdFree it will (luckily) block the actual transmission, but the failed requests queue up, jamming the system log and probably affecting battery drain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevmar View Post

    WARNING - before you pay your $3.99 be aware that GrooVe IP launches "flurry" on your phone, which sends a pile of personal information, including the unique IMEI number of your phone, to flurry.com

    I bought it, and the application works very well, but once launched, it runs background processes which send personal data back to flurry.com every few minutes.

    If you have AdFree it will (luckily) block the actual transmission, but the failed requests queue up, jamming the system log and probably affecting battery drain.
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    Is there any way to remove Flurry while keeping gIP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    Is there any way to remove Flurry while keeping gIP?



    Yes please, someone tell us the way to fix this BS.


    EDIT: The maker of GVIP said on Facebook that he will remove the spyware this weekend and issue a new version. Hope it doesn't have a different bug to replace Flurry!
    Last edited by Astrogoth; 06-24-2011 at 11:34 AM.
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    OK I have this same problem, but only from my home phone. My Do not disturb and Screen callers are off. I can dial my phone from work and it rings, but if I dial my phone from home it goes straight to VM after 1 ring. My home phone is VOIP on my home network, why would that cause a call to go directly to GVmail? Of course, the person that calls me most is from home... I guess I just have her dial my cell# rather than GV number unless there's a solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcollins001 View Post
    One thing I noticed when I was first using Google Voice and realized the phone calls going straight to voicemail, I had to go into the Google Voice settings and make sure that the Do Not Disturb was off and also turn off Screen Callers. Once both of those were off, my phone would ring and I could answer it with no issues.
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    OK, I'm new to Android, went the Sipdroid route first, can't manage to complete the registration to pbxes -- 404 / not found, always have a red dot, and decided to try GrooVe IP. Did I read somewhere that it doesn't work w/ Virgin Mobile?

    I have an LG Optimus V running 2.2.1, am a long-time GV user created after and linked to my gmail account. Before I make myself crazy trying to get this to work, does anyone know if there are issues?

    Thx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raechel View Post
    OK, I'm new to Android, went the Sipdroid route first, can't manage to complete the registration to pbxes -- 404 / not found, always have a red dot, and decided to try GrooVe IP. Did I read somewhere that it doesn't work w/ Virgin Mobile?

    I have an LG Optimus V running 2.2.1, am a long-time GV user created after and linked to my gmail account. Before I make myself crazy trying to get this to work, does anyone know if there are issues?

    Thx.
    It works for me, but the 3g network is too slow to support calling for me. It works fine on my wifi at home though. I'm using an Optimus V on Virgin Mobile.
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    I use it on the Optimus V, and out going calls work fine. My problem is I can't seem to find any forwarding options in GV settings. I know I need to forward incoming calls to Google Chat, but the option doesn't seem to exist. Is it hiding? Am I dumb? Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takenover83 View Post
    Introduction

    Groove IP makes things simple. It cuts out the need for several programs or services. You no longer need to use Google Call Back (GV callback/Voice+), a SIP Provider (sipgate) or Sip Client (sipdroid/csipsimple). The downside? It's not a totally free solution. See below for what you need.


    Requirements
    1. A Google Voice account (Free)
    2. Groove IP (Cost $2.99)

    Google Voice Setup
    1. Sign up for a account if you do not already have one. Google will give you a local number.
    2. Once Signed in, click the Settings Gear icon in the top right corner. Image
    3. Make sure your Google Voice is not forwarding to any other phones. I have mine set to forward to Google Chat/Gmail. Image

    Groove IP Setup
    1. Purchase the app and install it on your android phone.
    2. Sign in with your google voice account.
    3. There are various preferences when clicking the Settings button.


    Note #1: Have problems with the party not being able to hear you? Go to Settings>Troubleshooting, and enable the Audio Routing Hack.
    Note #2: The app is still under heavy development.
    Note #3: A update was released to help with audio routing issue's.
    This works! I'm not very tech savvy but this was easy and now all I have to do is get voice settings correct so the person on the receiving end hears me ok.
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    Nice guide.
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    I'm a newbie, so please bear with me here. Would using Google Voice and Groove IP mean that I don't need to activate my new Optimus V with Virgin Mobile? Would I still be able to get email, go online, use the apps like I can do now with my unactivated phone? Beside the free calling in US, could I send and receive text for free? Even the cheapest VM plan is way more minutes than I would ever use, so this could be great for me. Any tips for setting up Google Voice?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shell View Post
    I'm a newbie, so please bear with me here. Would using Google Voice and Groove IP mean that I don't need to activate my new Optimus V with Virgin Mobile? Would I still be able to get email, go online, use the apps like I can do now with my unactivated phone? Beside the free calling in US, could I send and receive text for free? Even the cheapest VM plan is way more minutes than I would ever use, so this could be great for me. Any tips for setting up Google Voice?

    Thanks!
    If you do not have a service provider you will only be able to make/receive calls when you have a goof wifi connection, otherwise nothing works.
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    I just installed the app. I can send and receive calls, the other side can hear me either via the built in speaker or via the bluetooth device that I have. I can hear the other side clearly however, The app crashes after every call received or made as well. I have a tmobile galaxy tab with the Overcome v3.1 Kratos rom installed.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Eugene
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    Ok. I figured out what the issue was. I had installed vlingo and then talkback and somehow that trashed the voice input. Once I removed both those apps and then restarted the tab the issues went way.
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    So to be clear (I am not real tech savy, this is my first smart phone-lg optimus v) I can use just groove ip and I can uninstall sipdriod and google voice callback?

    And I can make and recieve free calls over 3g/wifi without using any of my virgin mobile minutes(I'm almost over the 300 threshold)?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd View Post
    So to be clear (I am not real tech savy, this is my first smart phone-lg optimus v) I can use just groove ip and I can uninstall sipdriod and google voice callback?

    And I can make and recieve free calls over 3g/wifi without using any of my virgin mobile minutes(I'm almost over the 300 threshold)?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Yup. I only have GrooveIP and I can make/receive calls without using minutes. I also only have 300 minutes a month on my Optimus V.

    But, there are some caveats. Firstly, it only works well over wifi. Depending on your 3g speeds, you might be able to get away with this, but your speeds must be very fast. Next, you need to always have your 3g/wifi enabled to receive calls. And finally, you need to make sure that data isn't disabled on a call or you'll get disconnected.
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    just downloaded, GREAT APP, integrates well with native apps. Also has an exclusion area were I can insert verizon phone numbers or my friends and family. I think I saw an exlusion for prefix which means If I know every prefix for verizon I can add it. It would be great if the app had those prefixes already based on the service you are choosing to use with. One other key feature I would make this a cant live without app

    the ability to input the number I'm calling from for the caller ID function
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    I now have this loaded onto my Viewsonic gTablet running Vegan-TAB Gingerbread (7.1 RC1). Since it doesn't have any telephony hardware, it is pretty neat to be able to make and receive calls from it. I think the only (minor) is that since it just has stereo speakers and mic, I always have to switch it to speakerphone once I either place the call, or press the receive button. It would be nice to be able to have it default to speakerphone all the time. I'm still trying to find a way to get it to use a bluetooth headset.
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    I'm having a problem with all my inbound calls being deducted from my mobile phone carrier. And some of my contact numbers I try calling to won't go through at all. It will ring but then when connect it will cut my off. What's up with that?
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