Nexus 4 Free Phone Calls Over Wi-Fi
With Wi-Fi networks available everywhere, connectivity is never a problem. In fact, even voice calls can now be made over the internet. One thing you can make the most out of your Nexus 4 is to make voice calls without paying per minute. In other words, you don’t have to have a phone service to be able to call someone. All you need is a Wi-Fi network and you’re good to go.
For this, you’ll take advantage of Google Voice, which is currently offered for free in the U.S. Google announced late last year that this service will remain free throughout 2013, so at least, you have a year to enjoy free voice calls using your Nexus 4.
Setting Up GrooVe IP Lite App
One of the apps that offer free VoIP service is GrooVe IP, which is being offered at the Play Store for $4.99. However, SNRB Labs, developer of this apps, released the Lite version of GrooVe IP that made it more interesting for everyone because this time, users don’t have pay for anything to make phone calls. To get you started, follow procedures below:
Step 1: Launch Play Store app from your phone and search ‘groove ip lite’.
Step 2: Choose GrooVe IP Lite, download and install it into your Nexus 4.
Step 3: Launch GrooVe IP Lite after installation and you will be asked to enter your Gmail credentials. I assume you already have a Google account since you are using Android.
Step 4: Enter your Google account.
Step 5: Enjoy your free calls.
To be able to receive calls via Google Voice, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: You need to have a Google Voice account and choose a phone number; this is the same number others would have to dial to reach you via GrooVe IP.
Step 2: Once you got a Google Voice phone number, you will need to set it up so incoming calls will be forwarded to Google Chat. To do this, you need to log in to your account.
Step 3: Click on Settings icon (the gear icon located at the top-right corner) and choose Voice Settings.
Step 4: Make sure that the checkbox just beside Google Chat is checked.
Step 5: That’s it, you will now be able to receive incoming calls via GrooVe IP Lite.
Unlike other VoIP apps from the Play Store, GrooVe IP (Lite) would work even if users you are calling to haven’t installed the app in their phones.
Other apps that offer free VoIP calling include Google Voice itself, Skype, Fring, Tango and Kakao Talk.
Free Calls With OBi202 VoIP Adapter
Another effective way to make calls via Wi-Fi is to use OBi202 VoIP Adapter, which is currently offered at Amazon for $75.
All you have to do is download the OBiOn app from the Play Store and you will be able to make calls even without phone service. This is a pretty useful adapter that uses Google Voice service to allow you to make unlimited calls without paying each minute you spend.
We have written about it, so feel free to visit the following link to know more about it: Review: OBi202 VoIP Adapter For Free Local Calls.