So I’ve tried to always put a little “wdtmfucau” spin on some of the articles I write.
[what does this mean for us Canadian Android users?]
As often there are some great features that we get left out of for Android… latest updates, Google services, etc…
One of my biggest requests of Google is to bring in Voice. How awesome would that be? I’ve been using voice as a ‘dialer’ in the GMail web app, but there’s been nothing for the phones. They want you have to put in your phone number, which we can’t get in Canada… yet. Here’s hoping. (Just reading about how they’re trying to expand in the US more).
Well, if you haven’t figured out the trick to get GV working in Canada (it involves setting up an American number, blocking your IP, etc… etc… etc…) there’s a great little work around for your phone. It’s called GrooveIP.
It’s a VoIP app that connects to your Google Voice account, even if you don’t have a phone number set up for it (like all Canadian GMail users).
Run it and you’ll have a notification saying it’s on. The caller ID is some 760 number for me when I call out, but when you try to call it back, it doesn’t connect. But at least you can make long distance calls OUT. Which is what I would use it for mostly anyways.
Previously with my netbook, I always said, just text me or call, and I won’t answer, but then use GMail to dial them back when I have connection.
Now, there are 2 versions. The LITE version acts as I’ve said. The PAID version integrates itself with your native dialer. Cool eh?
Go check it out, and let me know how your experience runs. Mine’s been pretty good thus far.