Spare Phone - Make and receive VoIP phone calls over WiFi!
Phone calls without using cell phone minutes!
If you follow the steps in the apps built-in 'setup wizard' you'll be able to make and receive 100 percent VoIP calls over WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE mobile data with zero cell phone minutes used! If you need any help I would kindly request that you contact me via email before leaving negative feedback as I actually take pride in this app!
Note: This app will be migrating away from solely using Google Voice mid-May(update: new version is now available). Incoming Google Voice calls will still be able to be handled by the app and the upcoming app update will guide you through the simple process. Outgoing calls will also be possible via Google Voice in addition to calls to other users of the app and toll free numbers will be included in the update too. The update offers great enhancements to the call quality as the app will now use a much improved audio codec. And many other exciting features are still in the works.
Some comments from users:
"So easy [...] Asus prime was blown away on how simple it was"
"Best google voice app - Better than groove ip in audio quality I have used groove ip for almost a year and this one is way better for my phone and service providers I have a lg optimus v in virgin mobile network"
Spare Phone uses your WiFi,3G,4G data connection to place and receive VoIP phone calls. All you need is the "Spare Phone" app and a data connection(Wireless or Mobile). Spare Phone transforms your Android phone or tablet into a free wireless phone when used over WiFi/Wireless.
Please visit https://www.google.com/voice to create a free Google Voice account and a free phone number that can be forwarded to the app for incoming calls.
Disclaimers: Google Voice is a product of Google, Inc. and "Spare Phone" is not in any way affiliated or endorsed by Google Inc.
WARNING: This app does not support 911 or any other type of emergency calls!
If you have any suggestions or issues please contact:
androidtouchdev [at] gmail.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) Does this use my cell phone minutes?
No, Spare Phone uses your wireless network connection for calls. You don't even need active cell phone service to use this app. Note: If you are not using a WiFi network connection you will pay for your cellular data usage.
2.) Is this a simple callback app?
No, this is a pure VoIP(Voice over IP) calling app that communicates directly without any additional latency. You DO NOT need a SIP client or callback app to place and receive calls.
3.) Will this work with an Android tablet?
Yes, Spare Phone will enable your Android tablet to place and receive calls. It will also work with Wi-Fi only tablets too.
4.) I have some other issue or a suggestion. Help!
Please email androidtouchdev [at] gmail.com
Thank you for supporting Spare Phone!
new dark theme
embedded web page fix
Updated help(details how to continue using your Google Voice number via official methods)
Callback menu item for outgoing calls
Improved audio codec
v2.23 and older
Nexus 4 improvements
tcp audio for restricted networks
contact specific ringtones