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 06-19-2017 08:31 PM
sharp99 
 
I guess in theory it sounds good but actually leaving the house with a phones that can ONLY make calls on LTE, I'm old enough to remember pay phones!
 
 06-19-2017 08:36 PM
sharp99 
 
Originally posted by Jaycocreek:
sharp99..I have done it using Verizon data only through a mifi with GV and hangouts..It worked fine except it was a pain to have to drag the mifi everywhere.I still use my GV number for occasional calls via wifi and hangouts almost daily on my tablet or chromebook.

Interesting, so your actual phone didn't have any service other than using your mifi?
 
 06-19-2017 08:43 PM
sharp99 
 
For me it's only a technical transition because 90% of my contacts use my gv number anyway, I was just going to go all out and drop my circuit switched voice completely, but Hangouts for voice still concerns me, I'd definitely be more hesitant relying solely on Hangouts if I plan to be away from home for more than a day.
 
 06-19-2017 08:58 PM
anthonysjenning
 
Originally posted by sharp99:
Has anybody successfully gone to data only on their phones and relied solely on data , preferebly LTE. To replace their voice with Hangouts for instance, assuming you're already using a Google voice number. I finally got over the fear of using the Google voice app to replace my SMS/MMS and enjoy getting my messages on my tablet and my phone, I'm still hesitant with voice but I've been testing my at&t data only tablet plan and my phone only T-mobile plan with Hangouts and they've both improved considerably over the last month or so. My ONLY reservation is maybe reduced voice quality and the fact with no data, and a strong LTE signal at that , there'd be no voice.
This isn't like VoLTE where voice is reliably prioritized , this is just the Hangouts dialer where it just uses the data connection for voice like it would for browsing. Hope I made somewhat sense, also to add I am not a big talker by any means. 50 minutes a month if that.

I tried it but couldn't keep it up for long. What's got me tethered to voice/sms service? iMessage. Freaking iMessage. If I could get iMessage to work with a Google Voice phone number I'd go data-only in a heartbeat.
 
 06-19-2017 09:06 PM
Jaycocreek
 
Quote:
Interesting, so your actual phone didn't have any service other than using your mifi?


I used the mifi when away from home and Century link DSL at home.I had no cellular service from anyone..
 
 06-19-2017 09:38 PM
rs899
 
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What do you mean by "can't find a way to get GV to pickup voicemail"?


Exactly that. I get a message in the Freedom pop app that tells me I had a call from {xxx) xxx-xxxx but if I want to get it I need to have premium services turned on. Nothing shows up in GV.

Did you figure it out?
 
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