1. thewindytree's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5 and recently upgraded the OS to Lollipop. I also have a Google Voice number that I use on it (an AT&T plan). Before I upgraded, whenever I wanted to make a phone call, I would initiate a call and then I would be prompted to select which number I wanted to use for the call: the GV number or the default phone number (i.e. which one would show up in the recipient's caller ID). After I upgraded, I don't get that prompt anymore. I just found out that it is simply using the default phone number. How do I get that prompt back?
    12-13-2014 04:01 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    I had to do that just a few minutes ago. Uninstall Google Voice, go to the Play Store, install it and set it up again. Choose the right gmail address if you have more than one (I have a few, and more than one GV number, but only 1 for my cellphone to use). (There may be another way, but that took a couple of minutes and it was easy.)
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    12-13-2014 04:40 PM
  3. daihard2008's Avatar
    I don't understand why Google has yet to integrate Google Voice fully into Android. When we initially set up Android, they should be able to figure out whether the Google account we use to sign in has a GV number tied to it, and if so, ask whether or not we want to use the number instead of the SIM card number, all without having us install the Google Voice app.
    12-13-2014 05:06 PM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    ]I don't understand why Google has yet to integrate Google fully into Android.[/COLOR] When we initially set up Android, they should be able to figure out whether the Google account we use to sign in has a GV number tied to it, and if so, ask whether or not we want to use the number instead of the SIM card number, all without having us install the Google Voice app.
    Microsoft got into all sorts of legal troubles doing exactly that with earlier versions of Windows. Perhaps Google is concerned about going down the same path.
    12-13-2014 06:14 PM
  5. daihard2008's Avatar
    Microsoft got into all sorts of legal troubles doing exactly that with earlier versions of Windows. Perhaps Google is concerned about going down the same path.
    I meant "integrate Google Voice fully into Android" in my original post. In any case, would you mind educating me on what Microsoft attempted to do before that got them in legal trouble?
    12-13-2014 06:18 PM
  6. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I meant "integrate Google Voice fully into Android" in my original post. In any case, would you mind educating me on what Microsoft attempted to do before that got them in legal trouble?
    Microsoft learned the hard way that it should keep its operating system business separate from its other software businesses. See United States v. Microsoft Corp. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was not just an issue in the US; if I recall correctly, the complaints actually began in Europe.

    Google may be concerned about repeating this mistake. It's one thing to permit users to download and install Google Voice on their own, it's quite another thing to directly incorporate one into the other.

    Anyway, it was just a thought.
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    12-14-2014 09:37 AM
  7. daihard2008's Avatar
    Microsoft learned the hard way that it should keep its operating system business separate from its other software businesses. See United States v. Microsoft Corp. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was not just an issue in the US; if I recall correctly, the complaints actually began in Europe.

    Google may be concerned about repeating this mistake. It's one thing to permit users to download and install Google Voice on their own, it's quite another thing to directly incorporate one into the other.
    Thanks for the reply. I remember THAT one. Microsoft were about to be broken up into pieces like AT&T before. I didn't see it as a relevant issue to my question, but you're probably right. Google are being grilled by EU right now for their search engine "monopoly." I can see how service integration could give them a worse name.
    12-14-2014 11:36 AM
  8. thewindytree's Avatar
    That worked perfectly Rukbat. Thanks!!!
    12-14-2014 06:28 PM

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