1. Robby Kelley's Avatar
    I'm an android super n00b, I have a t-mobile nexus 5. I've got pretty spotty coverage at my house and I'm trying to figure out how to make and receive calls through wifi using google voice. I signed up for google voice lite and activated it on my phone. Do I need to set up an account under internet calling also? Or am I all set? Will regular calls go to my phone on wifi now using google voice or am I completely confused on how all of this works? Sorry for being n00by.
    10-21-2014 08:58 AM
  2. jj14x's Avatar
    Not exactly. The Nexus 5 doesn't support T-Mo's WiFi calling. (it "may" happen sometime next year - Nexus 6 is scheduled to get an OTA update next year that will permit WiFi calling on T-Mo, but no comments about whether Nexus 5 will get it).

    In the meantime, you have another option - you can get a Google Voice number, and use Google Hangouts (and the associated dialer) to make an receive calls over WiFi (or data). The problem however is that your Google Voice number will be different than your regular T-Mo number.
    10-21-2014 12:28 PM
  3. eagles4585's Avatar
    ^ unless you pay to copy your # to voice
    10-21-2014 12:29 PM
  4. jj14x's Avatar
    ^ unless you pay to copy your # to voice
    Not exactly copy - it is more a "move" - and if you do that, you need a different number assigned to your T-Mo service because as far as T-Mo will know, "you ported out your number to another service provider", and you no longer have service with T-Mo.
    10-21-2014 12:31 PM
  5. someguy01234's Avatar
    Just install the Google Hangouts Dialer app, it will allow you to make calls through WiFi or cell's data, but it will use your Google Voice number. When in Hangouts app, go in Settings and enable "incoming calls", but people will have to dial your Google Voice number.
    10-21-2014 12:32 PM
  6. eagles4585's Avatar
    Oh I never understood that completely. That sucks.
    10-21-2014 12:32 PM

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