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So all this crap on google is pointing me to apps that need the other person to have an app to call them. I know there's a way that it isn't required but I'm having issues finding that info.

Everything keeps pointing me to google voice to set something up which is contradictive to the point that the person that I'm setting this up for doesn't HAVE a phone number to use.

He's down on his luck, his car broke down so he lost his job and his parents moved and he couldn't go with so he has no phone, no job and no car.

He needs a phone to get calls if someone is going to give him an interview.

Any help on this?
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Google Voice? I thought you could got a new phone number when you signed up...
    
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That's what I thought but google voice keeps demanding that I syn it with my current phone number. The phone doesn't have a phone number which makes the whole point of the use of google voice pointless.

When clicking on get new number:

"Before choosing a Google Voice number, please add a forwarding phone that will ring when that number is called. You can add more forwarding phones later."

Why the hell would I want to forward it to ANOTHER phone when I want it done on THIS phone
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That's what I thought but google voice keeps demanding that I syn it with my current phone number. The phone doesn't have a phone number which makes the whole point of the use of google voice pointless.
When clicking on get new number:
"Before choosing a Google Voice number, please add a forwarding phone that will ring when that number is called. You can add more forwarding phones later."
Why the hell would I want to forward it to ANOTHER phone when I want it done on THIS phone

Be a bro and forward it to your phone?
    
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When you setup a gvoice number, I believe you have to forward it to one number, to confirm/verify. You can remove the forwarding after the fact. I use a paid app called spare phone. Similar to GrooveIP, but easier to setup. Have not used the free version of GrooveIP in a while so not sure how easy/difficult to set that up. Otherwise, Gvoice, sipdroid, ipkall etc all setup to send/receive calls. A pain but free.
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post #6 of 7
Just set up GV using any valid phone number, that number does not need to be used to make or receive calls after setup.
I have my kids iPod set up with GV, I used my work phone # to set it up (had already used my cell numbers for the wife and I) and only needed the work number to do the initial verification of it.
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post #7 of 7
Just a heads up, if he MUST be reliable for incoming calls, using wifi calling is not going to be for him.

But here is some reading material for you:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1455014
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1646755

These threads are not specifically for the galaxy nexus, but can be applicable to a lot of phones.
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