Phone calls without using cell phone minutes!
Some comments from users:
"So easy - Just pop in my user name and pass 2 sec later i was making perfect calls. Asus prime was blown away on how simple it was"
"Best google voice app - Better than groove ip in audio quality I have used groove ip for almost a year and this one is way better for my phone and service providers I have a lg optimus v in virgin mobile network"
Spare Phone uses your WiFi,3G,4G data connection to place and receive Google Voice VoIP calls. All you need is the "Spare Phone" app, a data connection(Wireless or Mobile) and a free Google Voice account. Spare Phone transforms your Android phone or tablet into a free wireless phone when used over WiFi/Wireless in the USA and Canada!
Google Voice is currently free to place calls to the U.S. & Canada. Please visit https://www.google.com/voice to create a free Google Voice account and to get your free phone number. Also check out the great rates to other countries such as Mexico and India.
Note: To use 3G, 4G you must enable it in the settings of Spare Phone. This can be costly if you don't have unlimited data. Please verify that your cell carrier allows VoIP data traffic before enabling this option. This app uses ~1.2 MB per minute during a call.
Disclaimers: Google Voice is a product of Google, Inc. and "Spare Phone" is not in any way affiliated or endorsed by Google Inc.
WARNING: Google Voice does not support 911 or any other type of emergency calls!
If you have any suggestions or issues please contact:
androidtouchdev [at] gmail.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) Does this use my cell phone minutes?
Answer: No, Spare Phone uses your wireless/data connection and your Google Voice account for calls. You don't even need cell phone service to use this app. Note: If you are not using WiFi you will pay for your cellular data usage.
2.) Is this a simple callback app?
Answer: No, this is a pure VoIP(Voice over IP) calling app that communicates directly without any additional latency. You DO NOT need a SIP client or callback app to place and receive calls.
3.) Will this work with an Android tablet?
Answer: Yes, Spare Phone will enable your Android tablet to place and receive calls. It will also work with Wi-Fi only tablets too.
4.) I'm not receiving incoming calls. Help!?
Answer: To receive incoming calls you must enable 'Google chat' as one of your phones to ring in the Google Voice settings. Just make sure you don't have the cell phone you're using and 'Google chat' enabled simultaneously.
5.) Calls seem to have issues when my screen turns off.
Answer: In the settings enable 'Keep Screen On' as some devices put the wireless connection to sleep when the screen is off.
6.) I can't login or place calls with my mobile data connection.
Answer: To use 3G,4G you must enable this in the settings. Only wireless is allowed by default. As noted above, mobile data can be costly if you don't have unlimited data. Please verify that your cell carrier allows VoIP data traffic before enabling this option. This application uses ~1.2 MB per minute during a call.
7.) I have some other issue or a suggestion. Help!
Answer: Please email androidtouchdev [at] gmail.com
Thank you for supporting Spare Phone!
1) Install Google Voice Android app
2) In Google Voice Android app, select "Use Google Voice for all calls"
3) In Voice Choice select phone numbers to be called with your cell number(or Google Voice)
4) Make calls as usual and let Voice Choice take care of the rest
So what can Voice Choice do for you?
Well, you love using Google Voice, but you have certain numbers you want to always call with your cell phone number. No problem, save those numbers to your Direct Call List, and all other calls will be made via Google Voice. Or, make your Voice Choice List a "Google Voice List" and put in numbers which will use Google Voice; then all others will be called directly. (You'll need to select the "Use Google Voice for all calls" option within Google Voice for Voice Choice to work.)
So call those in-network cell phones with your cell line and save on minutes. Or call only your business clients with your Google Voice number. And have you ever noticed Google Voice can't reliably send dial tones to those automated menus? Call your bank, phone company, or other 1-800 numbers directly with Voice Choice.
Most important of all, get rid of that extra dialog before each call!!
Questions, comments, suggestions?
-- Email us or check our website http://appsiom.com
-- Comment in our Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/voicechoice
-- Google+ beta testers community https://plus.google.com/communities/114991649246459493945
Extra Features in version 2.0:
-Filter by Gmail group - Set it and forget it (NEW!)
-Filter by number patterns (area codes, conference bridge numbers, etc.) (NEW!)
-SMS (text messaging - may not be compatible with 4.4 KitKat)
-Toggle Voice Choice on and off
-Free calls: add your Google Voice number to your provider's free call list(Verizon F&F, myFaves, etc) and use Voice Choice to make all calls through your GV number. Can toggle on/off in settings
-Quick dial: Make a quick one time call to a number as though it is on your Voice Choice list. Simply add a '+' at the end of the number before dialing. Feature is off by default, see settings screen to turn it on.
-Enable/disable/customize notifications which are displayed when making calls
-Select/Deselect all numbers of particular type(Home, Mobile, Work) - Even works with custom types(could create type "Voice Choice" for example or "Call Direct")
Click on the center button, and you can hear the world around you.
Whether you want to eavesdrop on conversations or just hear the TV better, Ear Spy aims to give you super hearing and improve what you hear. There's more going on around you than you might realize. It's time to hear it.
HEADPHONES REQUIRED. Failure to use headphones will result in awful audio feedback. You have been warned!
Ear Spy is a "Super Spy" application which gives you super-hearing and the ability to eavesdrop on those around you. With some bluetooth headsets, you can eavesdrop from the next room (tested with the Motorola HT820 Headset).
Ear Spy amplifies sound coming through your phone microphone straight to your earphones. To fine-tune the incoming signal, use the graphic audio equalizer.
Perfect for the inquisitive spy within you. But also perfect for those who are hard of hearing or suffer hearing loss (many people use it as a hearing aid).
Upgrade to the pro version for some great added benefits:
--An extended Graphic Equalizer (more than 5 bands if your phone permits it)
--Echo Cancellation (AEC)
--Noise Suppression (NS)
--Virtualizer (Android 4.1 and above)
--Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
--Home Screen Widget
Check out the hundreds of five star reviews below. Here are a few of our favourites:
☆☆☆☆☆ Helps with everything: Helps with the TV, helps me hear other peoples conversations, and i tried leaving my phone in a room and using a Bluetooth headset and it worked really well. Another great app! - Kiefer Wise
☆☆☆☆☆ Stunning!: This app is AMAZING! You can adjust the different filters and volume, and the sound is so great that I can actually hear the sound of my fingers touching the screen when I'm making this review o_0 - Ryan Thompson
☆☆☆☆☆ This thing is great it really works an good to: JUST MAKE SURE U HAVE A HEAD SET!!!!! CUZ IT WILL BACK FIRE QUICK!! BUT IT REALLY WORKS! - Travis Hutsell
☆☆☆☆☆ Love it: I love leaving my phone laying around and get up and walk out of a room and I'll have my blue tooth turned on and I can hear what everybody is taking about. - A Google User
☆☆☆☆☆ Great noise canceler: This app helps me filter out the noise and hear people over the motors etc. in the plant I work in. - Eric Curtiss
☆☆☆☆☆ An app that delivers on its promise.: I like to walk and listen to my music LOUD while also being aware of my surroundings. This app offers me the ability to do this and gives me the opportunity to hear what's going on around me without having to take my headphones off. Excellent job! - evol sutto
☆☆☆☆☆ Awesome: Best spy app ever awesome I even used it for my english presentation I got good marks in it best app ever - jan syed
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Check out our other Spy apps: "Eye Spy" which can turn your phone into a security camera on your WiFi network, and "Alarm Spy" which will turn your phone into a motion detector alarm.
This is a "spy" application, but we do not spy on you.
We do not collect or store any information about the users of this application. Once you download it, it runs on your phone and never communicates with our servers.
If you are curious about how we make money, it is from Ads and sales only. We do not collect any information about you. We use Google Analytics which provides us with anonymous data. We also develop apps for clients (at www.overpass.co.uk).
We do not condone using Ear Spy to break laws or intrude on private conversations. Please use Ear Spy responsibly.
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MagicVoiceCamera is the camera that can be take a picture by simple speech.
Especially, it will be very useful when you take self-camera or your hands is not free even single hand.
Moreover you can take a picture by voice far from smartphone instead of timer (But not ao too far...^^;)
Voice Recognition and noise cancel tech-knowledge is applied to MagicVoiceCamera.
Therefore, you can take a picture by just speech. In addition to noise cancelling tech-knowledge make good signal
for voice recognition engine by reduce the noise. this cause improvement voice recognition success rating from 10% to 50%. Such as a car, on the street, restaurant, office, market, and so on. You can take a picture only using your speech.
How to use voice shuttering?
1. Excute Magic VoiceCamera
2. When the shutter button green light on, speak command.
Kind of command : 1. Cheese
(choose one 2. OK
3. Oki doki
4. Take a picture
< You can take choice comfortable command for you >
3. Waitng for reaction from camera for a while (Min 0.1seconds ~ Max. 2seconds)
4. If reconition succeed, smart phone will be vibrated shortly.
--> If recognition failed, just simply say command again. (Don't be angry)
5. finally, if regonition succeed, camera will take a piture with shutter sound.
6. At this monet you can seetwo image button. if you press save button, then current picture will be store to storage. If you press another button it will not store. Just bypassed.
7. Againly excute from second paraggraph to number 6.
If little bit much moving your smartphone, internall sensor will detect this and picture will not be taken. Please don't move much when you take a piicture. ( Anti-Shaking Magic way..^^; )
2. White balance
3. Camcorder function
4. Color effect
5. Scene effect
8. Zoon In/Out
9. Picture taken location store function
10. Auto-save function
Some function can be limited followed by your smartphone characteristic.
Magic Voice Camera
Danish, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmal,
German, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Korean,
French, Turkish, Czech, Spanish, Italian,
Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Chinese (China),
Spanish (United States), Portuguese (Portugal),
1. Android 2.2 Froyo
1. Add Command add Zoom In/Out
2. Add Continuos take picture function
3. Update Noise cancelling parameter