How can I use Google Voice to make calls on my cell phone?

robert December 28, 2010

On Virgin Mobile’s Samsung Intercept running Android 2.1 can’t seem to get Google Voice to work for making calls. Virgin doesn’t allow it to be used as voicemail replacement either.

  1. oh
    September 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    when i dial my Google voice number from my mobile phone (Sprint/Blackberry), it connects me to my google voice messaging service as if I was a stranger and asks me to leave a message. There is no option to press 2 or hear billing or anything....just leave to leave a message. Am I doing something wrong? I am trying to find a way to use my mobile phone to dial out using Google voice.

    • Tina
      September 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm


      you are unlikely to get a fresh response in this comment thread. For a better chance to receive a solution, I recommend to ask a new question.

  2. Ryan Dube
    December 29, 2010 at 5:29 am

    The ideal setup is definitely to install the Google Voice app, but if it won't work on Samsung, you still have the ability to make calls through a variety of means.

    1. Use your Internet access (if you have a data plan) to visit the Google voice mobile site and click on "quick call" at the bottom. Or just click on the "call" button in any of the messages to call that number.

    2. Call your Google Voice number and then press "2" and type the number you want to call.

    I would assume if you can't install the Google voice app on your phone, #2 would probably be your best option.

    Good luck - hope you get it working!

    • Tina
      January 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm


      did you try to follow Ryan's suggestions and did they work for you?