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Old 12-31-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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Can somebody explain to me how Google phone works?
Can I use a regular telephone {handheld regular cordless phone}???
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:24 AM
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Can somebody explain to me how Google phone works?
Can I use a regular telephone {handheld regular cordless phone}???
IMO the best answer to both questions is at Obihai - Google Voice Support

AFAIK, the Obihai devices are the only way to use Google Voice with a conventional telephone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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AFAIK, the Obihai devices are the only way to use Google Voice with a conventional telephone.
It's not the only way, but it may be the only way for a typical non-techie consumer. Asterisk can support it, and the PBX-in-a-Flash guys have made it quite simple.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I only make BS/BOGUS calls over google voice (Calls to party lines,etc (We all know they listen to everything))
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Can somebody explain to me how Google phone works?
Can I use a regular telephone {handheld regular cordless phone}???
No phone required. Set up a g-mail account, and go to your mail portal. In the lower part of the left menu, look for an icon with a telephone handset. Click it, make sure your speakers are turned up and you mic plugged in. A dialing pad will open on the lower right of your screen, on which you can dial a number, and reach someone who will receive your call on a regular phone. The first time, you may have to download Google software to enable the service. It's not perfect, there is about a half second delay, so you might hear your voice feeding back to you from their speakers after you talk. It requires a farily fast speed internet service, it might break up if using something like wifi at a hotel.

Using this same application, you can live talk voice with any other Gmail subscriber who is logged in, world wide. It works from Mexico.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Terrific. My GVoice number is the one I use on my resume, or when filling out some entry form, or put on bathroom walls. The number doesn't ring, I don't answer it but Google takes a message. I'll call back if there is some value to the effort.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Can somebody explain to me how Google phone works?
Can I use a regular telephone {handheld regular cordless phone}???
I use Google voice. When I make a call, I either pick a number from my contacts in google voice, or type a new number in, and then I can choose which phone I want to use (in my case, I have a land line number and a cel number). If I select my home phone number (land line), my phone will ring, I pick it up, and then it starts calling the person I want to call.

All of this is done by logging into my Google Voice account on-line. So an internet connection is required, but beyond that, no software or equipment is needed.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I use Google voice. When I make a call, I either pick a number from my contacts in google voice, or type a new number in, and then I can choose which phone I want to use (in my case, I have a land line number and a cel number). If I select my home phone number (land line), my phone will ring, I pick it up, and then it starts calling the person I want to call.
In order to do that, you have to get a Google number. That requires going to google every day to see if they have any numbers in your area code, and then guessing a million numbers to see if you can accidentally hit on one of them.

I got my call back to my home phone to tell me thanks for signing up, but now comes the insane part.

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