Alright, so this Nexus 4 is going to be my first real phone. I have one now, but that's just a temporary one until my N4 arrives. So, first question.
1. Lets say I use Google voice to receive my calls. It will forward any calls made to my google voice number towards my carrier number. But, if I were to call someone, wouldn't that show up with my carrier number?
I have a cell phone plan that includes 9 hours of national calls, however, international calls are billed at extreme minute-rates. For this reason I use VOIP/SIP for international calls thorugh the built-in SIP option (dialer > menu > settings > call settings > accounts).
Google Hangouts is receiving an update to bring voice calling to hangouts in addition to video calls. The calls are free to other hangouts users, U.S. numbers, and Canadian numbers.
You can also make international calls for a cheap rate.
To be clear, this isn’t only for Android users. iOS and web hangout users can now make voice calls as well at the same rates.
Sprint's Nexus S 4G Android phone will offer the first pre-installed access to the Google Voice VoIP service -- which will soon be available for download onto any CDMA-based Sprint smartphone. Sprint customers can use their existing numbers as Google Voice numbers, and have access to cheap international calls, call screening and routing, and personalized greetings features, says the carrier....
Is there any way to prevent outgoing international calls except when made through Google voice, and without having to ask the mobile network carrier to block them?
I am the way of Is there a way/app to block outgoing international calls, without activating the network provider's International Call Barring? but I still want to go voice to be able to make international calls.
I recently switched a couple of Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4's to AT&T. They were already unlocked. The problem now is that all incoming calls have a + sign in front of the phone numbers in the caller ID. Not sure how to stop this from happening. It causes problems with sending a text to the same number that calls, because the SMS system does not recognize numbers with + signs.
I just realized the painful reminder that, unless the sender is on Spring, you can't receive MMS using a Google Voice number.
I need two numbers. The native number of my phone is my business line. I need a second number to send/receive personal sms/mms/phone calls. It's a well known major drawback that Google has not forked out the money to license MMS for all carriers.