Can I use google voice to make calls on my iPhone without a sim card?
June 3, 2011 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Can I use google voice to make calls on my iPhone without a sim card? I have an iPhone and it's connected to wi-fi, and I want to use google voice to make/receive calls from my iPhone. I figured they're must be a way to do this by now, but google failed me.
posted by crawltopslow to Technology (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Not with the way Goole Voice currently works on the iPhone. It has to dial out on the Phone app.
posted by richrad at 1:21 PM on June 3, 2011

Best answer: I had talkatone set up on my iPhone for this, but never actually used it. lifehacker describes how to get it going.
posted by polexa at 1:24 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Kind of.
posted by empath at 1:25 PM on June 3, 2011

You can use the Whistle Phone app to make and receive calls on an iPhone without 3G. Tie the telephone number you get from the app to your Google Voice. You can use WP directly to call out, or use the GV app to initiate an outbound call, but have it call you back at your WP #. I use this same setup, on occasions, on my iPad.
posted by jaimev at 1:26 PM on June 3, 2011

Why not Skype?
posted by escabeche at 1:33 PM on June 3, 2011

Response by poster: I just setup talkatone with google voice on my iPhone as polexa recommended and it's working already for incoming and outgoing calls! great thanks!
posted by crawltopslow at 1:43 PM on June 3, 2011

I've tried talkatone with pretty poor results. If it works for you, though, great! It's the only solution I found when I went looking for something myself.
posted by monkeymadness at 3:09 PM on June 3, 2011

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