Google Voice On Android
Google Voice on Android is an efficient way to make phone calls and send text messages without actually having to use your phone's minutes through your wireless carrier. A number of different phones can use Google voice, including the Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phones. However, Android's operating system is built by Google, making it more compatible and easier to access. If you want to make long distance calls at lower rates or just like making calls and sending messages through Google voice, consider setting it up on your Android phone.
To set up Google Voice on Android, you will need:
- An Android phone with a phone plan
- internet access through the phone
- Open your Android's web browser. Once it opens, search for this web address: m.google.com/voice. Click on it and allow the page to load.
- Install Google Voice on your Android phone. This will be as simple as clicking on the install button on the Google Voice page on your Android's web browser. Allow this to download and install successfully.
- Log back in to Google Voice. Once you are logged in, you can dial the phone number just as you normally would, but it won't register on your cell phone minutes. Rather, you will have a page that gives you your own outbound Google voice number on Android, allowing you to call people through Google Voice. However, they might not answer because they don't know your phone number in their phone.
- Make international calls using Google Voice on Android. You won't be able to do this for free, but you will be able to do it at a lower rate than other cell phone carriers, as Google has set it up to go through the internet in a more cost effective way.