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 06-19-2017 06:54 PM
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.
 
 06-19-2017 08:13 PM
brg
 
I've done it on and off for years, but since the demise of RingPlus have done it exclusively via FreedomPop data. I've been using GoogleVoice as my primary number since 2009, and my phone usage is very modest, so my transition to LTE only has been easy.
 
 06-19-2017 08:15 PM
rs899
 
Yes, that's what I do using Freedom pop 4glte and Google Voice and Hangouts.
It works fine for me, but I can't find a way to get GV to pickup voicemail. I don't think it is possible. But I am a very light user and my wife has the "main" real phone that is used for all our important purpose. But outgoing calls that I make are just fine usually.
 
 06-19-2017 08:19 PM
 Boz1
 
Originally posted by rs899:
Yes, that's what I do using Freedom pop 4glte and Google Voice and Hangouts.
It works fine for me, but I can't find a way to get GV to pickup voicemail. I don't think it is possible. But I am a very light user and my wife has the "main" real phone that is used for all our important purpose. But outgoing calls that I make are just fine usually.


What do you mean by "can't find a way to get GV to pickup voicemail"?
 
 06-19-2017 08:27 PM
sharp99
 
I have an unlimited at&t data only Sim that's supposed to be for tablets only I believe, but it works in my phone, for data only of course, don't know if at&t cares, or if I should get an unlocked non-at&t phone . I don't abuse data even though it's unlimited.
 
 06-19-2017 08:28 PM
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.
 
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