1. Scott Greenstone's Avatar
    I have an unrooted nexus 7. Google voice app installed. When people call my voice number the nexus never rings. Am I doing something wrong or is it working as designed?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2013 09:36 PM
  2. MJKearney's Avatar
    You need a dialer app that integrates with Google Voice in order to receive and make voice calls on the N7. Otherwise, you are limited to SMS. I recommend Groove IP Lite. It works well, is simple to use, allows the use of Bluetooth headsets, and is free. You could get the paid version, but its extra features (besides no ads) are only advantageous with a cell phone.

    I read today that Google plans a future update of their new Hangouts app that would integrate Google Voice. I'm not sure if this means you won't need a third party dialer or when the update is due, but it's something to keep an eye on.
    05-17-2013 02:04 AM
  3. Jaysus's Avatar
    I agree with MJKearney - Groove IP Lite works well for me on my N7
    05-17-2013 08:41 AM
  4. hallergard's Avatar
    Talkatone is an alternative which also allows text messaging
    05-23-2013 03:28 AM
  5. still1's Avatar
    also just an FYI you have to forward calls to google chat in here https://www.google.com/voice#phones
    05-23-2013 09:54 AM
  6. undertow1066's Avatar
    My problem with the Talkatone and the Grooveip lite solutions is that, when you install these programs on your new nexus 7 (2nd generation), your google phone number will ring on your tablet BUT it will no longer ring within gmail on your computer. Gmail/google voice is my primary phone--I need it to ring both on my computer and on the tablet. If google truly wants to created a seamless experience between their products, why have they not addressed this problem with their own software? I hope they do soon!
    08-07-2013 01:21 PM
  7. sampoodle's Avatar
    Reviving an old thread to ask:
    What will happen when GrooveIP will cease to be compatible due to the planned Google Voice protocol change this Spring?

    I am in need of a Google Voice phone solution for home, and the pending change renders a bunch of solutions obsolete (Obi, etc).

    EDIT to add: Quite a few solutions, like Obi, would require user to seek a SIP provider, with (what seems to be) a fairly complex setup process...
    02-15-2014 07:58 AM
  8. Dick Hodges's Avatar
    I too had the same problem. Here is how I got my Nexus 7 to ring:

    Open Hangouts Dialer
    Click on your picture. Upper left hand corner
    Click on settings
    Click on your email address
    I clicked on "Hangouts messages & invites"
    Check notifications
    Click on sounds and pick a sound.

    There might be a better way but this worked. I don't like
    to fix things when they. Good luck!
    10-26-2014 01:57 PM

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