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Re: A question about the cellular plan
Should look at the other threads going in here. These exact questions are answered at least 30 times since these N4 forums opened.
NO. Google voice, by default, uses your cell minutes. Google Voice is a call forwarding service, not a VOIP service. If someone calls your GV#, or you call out via your GV#, it uses voice minutes and the regular 2G cell network. If you want VOIP, you should look at some of the VOIP apps that interface with GV + Google Talk to try and do IP calls. The quality is moderate at best. If you need lots of calls, choose a plan with more minutes.
Originally Posted by cnguyen0320
Also, on the T-Mobile plan, once you go over 100 minutes, additional minutes are billed at $0.10/min. Leave some money in your account and your phone will continue to make calls after 100min.
With GV, you can make every call in and every call out use your GV #. You don't even have to know your SIM card's # once you set it up the first time as a forwarding phone.
Can I make calls go through my google voice number instead of "calling all my numbers" and never having to use my sim number?
Maybe with some weird conditional call forwarding... but I'm not sure why you would do this? It'd be an endless loop of ringing (GV forwards, phone forwards, GV, phone....). If someone calls your SIM card's #, your phone will just ring like a normal call. GV doesn't need to be involved there.
Can I forward calls to my cellular number to my google voice number?
huh? GV works just about the same on the iPhone as it does on the Android phones. The Android experience is just more integrated because you can use the regular stock dialer to make calls rather than the GV app... The regular calling in/out and texting all works the exact same on iOS.
None of the above work on my iphone... so is it different for Android
See above. No, not by default. You need a 3rd party app to try and do this.
And most importantly: Will Google Voice work through data to take voice calls?
GV will use your minutes. Read above. Then maybe readjust your expectations and see if its still for you.
I'd love to try this plan if it works with google voice and then I wouldn't need to worry about the limited amount of minutes. If not, I'll look at straight talk but it is $15 more so tmobile would be better. Thanks for the help.