With Google Voice WiFi Calling, Google says that it’ll allow you to reduce roaming charges, make calls even when you don’t have good cell service (because the calls are over WiFi), and place calls from almost any device, not just phones.
Going forward, you’ll be able to make WiFi Calls in Google Voice within Chrome.
Does Google Voice use WiFi or data?
You can use Wi-Fi and mobile data instead of minutes from your mobile phone plan to make phone calls on Google Voice. If an internet connection isn’t available, Voice can make calls using the linked number from your mobile carrier that you set up. Learn more about linked numbers.
Can I make outgoing calls with Google Voice?
Use Google Voice number for calls from phone’s app
When making outgoing calls using your phone’s dialer app, you can use your Google Voice number instead of your phone’s carrier number. Calls you make from the Voice app always use your Google Voice number. Under Calls, tap Calls started from this device’s phone app.
Can you use WiFi calling without cell service?
Rest assured that your phone will operate just fine without active service from a carrier, leaving it as a Wifi-only device. Great apps like Hangouts will even let you make VoIP calls without any carrier involvement, provided you’re able to find good Wifi connections.
Can Google Voice make calls over WiFi on iPhone?
Google on Wednesday began beta testing Wi-Fi calling with Google Voice. Wi-Fi calling currently supports Android and web, with iOS support coming soon, Google said. To make calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data, turn on Wi-Fi calling in Google Voice settings, then make the call from the Google Voice app.
Can Google Voice be used without phone service?
In an area without any cell service, but access to Wi-Fi, you can choose to make the call via Google Voice. If you’re installing the app on an inactive smartphone, you can configure Google Voice to make the call without any prompts.
What is the difference between Google Voice and Hangouts?
Google Hangouts is a unified communication service integrated into Gmail and Google+ to connect with friends, family, and colleagues to start a conversation. Hangouts offers voice calls (to other Google Users), messaging, and video calls. Google Hangouts uses a Hangouts dialer app to make phone calls.