Not sure how to use phone apps on tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by zee, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. zee

    zee Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    maryland
    Tablet / Device:
    tablet
    Hello so I got a new 7 inch android tablet. Here wat I already have:
    • I connected to my wifi
    • I created a gmail account
    • I have a google number
    • I add text and phone dialer app
    but when I try to make a phone call it say network not in service? It appears I need GoggleVoice to use the phone but I am so confussed??? I don't know how to get the phone working on my tablet but everything else is working ok. Some step by step info would sure help:)

    -Thanks to anyone who can help!
     
  2. Melancholic

    Melancholic Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    You cant make phone calls over wifi unless using a method of voip, you'll need to be connected to a mobile data network with calling capabilities. If your new tablet does not have mobile network capabilities, look up some voip apps like Skype
     
  3. Fuganater

    Fuganater Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Or use the google voice app.
     
  4. ratamills

    ratamills Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    tulsa
    Tablet / Device:
    asus tranformer
    if anyone knows how to use the google voice app on a tableg please explain in detail because the app won't load on mine and it doesn't work from the web page, I can't figue out to make it work. I do it on my Mac, from the gv web page with google chat open.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  5. inoktav

    inoktav Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Tablet / Device:
    Kylin Q709 TabletPhone
    Well as I have a tablet with phone capability here I think you got a problem just I had when I was having this phone for the first time. Now I knoe that the dialer only works for a WCDAM/EVDO modul to dial from the SIM-card, not from a GTalk or GoogleVoice. For those apps you need to dial inside the apps itself as making a VoIP call as Mr. melancholic said before.
     
  6. ratamills

    ratamills Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    tulsa
    Tablet / Device:
    asus tranformer
    my Mac doesn't have a sim card just wifi and it can make calls with the use of no other device. My tablet does not have a sim card, not cabable of having one. But why can't it use gv like the Mac to make calls. I have Skype(voip) but I have to pay to get a number. I don't want to pay for a data plan and number. There are 6 in my family, me & my spouse plus 4 kids in college. The phone cost is killing me. Any suggestions would be appricated.
     

Share This Page