I've used the Google Hangout to make calls over Sea's as well as replenish my account with credit. The app works great except once in a while based on where you are calling and the infrastructure of that country the call may drop during your conversation as I have experienced on a few occasions, which is expected. Apart from that I like the app and continue to use it to call my Family in the Caribbean & South and Latin America. Highly recommend to smart-phone users.
Not an actual dialer. It won't make calls from other apps (ex. clicking a link or initiating a call through Google Now). Definitely not a limitation of the operating system and the level of control third party apps have over system functions - Skype can do it, why can't Hangouts (an app that is actually made by the same people who made the OS)? That's a deal breaker for me since I use Google Now for pretty much everything.
Finally it's here! You can piggy back Google Voice on Hangout. This means you can make VoIP wifi/data calls without using a telcom celluar network! Free calling without a plan is possible. Realize these are the big steps of eleminating the cellphone! I can answer a call from Gmail, Chrome Hangouts widget, tablet, via cellphone on wifi and they all ring at the same time. Switching from real number, GV #, and Hangout email. Perfect!
Nice - edit DOES NOT MUTE MEDIA AUDIO FOR PHONE CALLS. Needs to behave more like a phone not an app ·Sound quality is good on Wi-fi and 4G. Keypad is too small for my big fingers or one-handed operation. ·I accidentally dial from the recent calls all the time. ·It needs inbound unknown caller ID, i.e. Truecaller/White pages compatible.
Very good, But??? Using it as a start today was really a lifesaver in the sense that your able to make calls free depending on your location. My only issue is if you could add regular text messaging as an input that connect regular text from any mobile carrier without a plan being needed. Yes there SMS from Hangout, however since your enabling your own number wouldn't connecting regular text be of use?
It was great, but now it won't work. I'm getting the message, "We are sorry, but phone calling is temporarily unavailable", every time I open the Hangouts Dialer app recently. It worked wonderfully a few weeks ago when I needed to make a long distance call, and now I need to do so again but I can't. Between this and the regular Hangouts no longer including a widget, I'm just about ready to stop using Google's apps entirely.
● Outbound Caller ID - people who you call will see your verified number when you call them (no more appearing as Unknown!)
● Improved usability - complete calls through Hangouts Dialer from more apps
● New material Dialer UI
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