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Offline teamqball

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Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »
A recent article on Gizmodo on this subject has convinced me to switch from my aging LG G2x on my off contract T-mobile plan to my Nexus 7 32gb wifi using a Hotspot on Virgin Mobile/Sprint. I was wondering what the best way of setting up Google Voice on my nexus is. Should I port my T-mo number to Google Voice?



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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 05:05:55 AM »
Abhor us the article. Link.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 10:12:33 AM »
Google voice will issue you a number. You can even chose from available numbers if you want to have a personalized number. You can also choose to use your own number. I don't think that a port is necessary unless you are shutting off service to that number.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 02:04:43 PM »
This is the setup I use. GV and GrooveIP. This is a link for the PDF file that gives you step by step setup.http://www.snrblabs.com/snrb/Apps/GrooveIP/GrooveIPUserGuide.pdf
I use the Google Voice app for text messaging. Works great.
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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 02:42:21 PM »
Here's that Gizmodo article, although the author has a nexus with 3g My usage will be similar to his. I have GrooveIP and Google Voice installed already. I'm planning on porting my number as my Nexus will be my "phone". Is there anything keeping me from Using only Google Voice?

http://gizmodo.com/5973469/what-its-like-to-have-a-nexus-7-as-a-phone

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 05:21:19 PM »
I don't know how to use Google Voice alone to make calls on the Nexus. That's why I use it in conjunction with GIP.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 05:28:57 PM »
So can you receive calls on Google Voice for nexus 7? Also, are most new Bluetooth headsets compatible?

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 11:23:00 PM »
Maybe I am missing something but the Google Voice app doesn't give me phone on the nexus but will dial the number for use on my cell phone. I am fine with my setup with GIP but now I feel I  need to research GV a little more.
Bluetooth headsets can be hit or miss. I suggest doing a search. There is plenty of info on just that subject.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 08:41:27 AM »
OK, well thanks for all the help guys. I'll let you know how it goes in a few weeks.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 11:22:33 AM »
I've got the same thing Barry. Google voice will not dial independently for me either.

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Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 12:03:59 PM »
This is the setup I use. GV and GrooveIP. This is a link for the PDF file that gives you step by step setup.http://www.snrblabs.com/snrb/Apps/GrooveIP/GrooveIPUserGuide.pdf
I use the Google Voice app for text messaging. Works great.
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Thanks for the cool link bjs!

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Re: Re: Using my Nexus 7 as a cellphone replacement
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 01:18:37 AM »
This is the setup I use. GV and GrooveIP. This is a link for the PDF file that gives you step by step setup.http://www.snrblabs.com/snrb/Apps/GrooveIP/GrooveIPUserGuide.pdf
I use the Google Voice app for text messaging. Works great.
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Thanks for the cool link bjs!

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my pleasure Radio. Let me know how it works out for you. I get pretty good results when everything is dialed in. No pun intended.:)

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