Love your Android tablet, but wish it could make phone calls? Stop wishing: all you need is the right software. You’ll be making calls to phone lines and mobile phones in no time (but it probably won’t be free). Whether you don’t own a phone or simply don’t want to put down one device to pick up another, it can be useful to call regular phones on your tablet. After all: many tablets already have a built-in microphone and speakers. Which software is right for the job? Good question. Let’s go over some options.
Is your Google Voice voicemail broken? Or do you use multiple phone lines? A common issue among MVNO users is that their Google Voice voicemail no longer functions. For those using multiple phone lines, juggling multiple cell phones can require spider-like appendages. Both situations can go from complicated and dysfunctional to awesome by using a little known secret called “conditional call forwarding”. Let me show you how that’s done.
What was lost now is found – Google this week re-added the ability to make phone calls to Hangouts, bringing a beloved feature from Google Talk to its replacement. Calls from anywhere on earth to the USA and Canada are free; calls to other countries are priced competitively, compared to Skype.