Spare Phone - VoIP Voice Calls

Spare Phone - VoIP Voice Calls

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Spare Phone - Make and receive VoIP calls over WiFi with your Google Voice account!
Phone calls without using cell phone minutes!

Some comments from users:
"So easy - Just pop in my user name and pass 2 sec later i was making perfect calls. 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 Google Voice VoIP calls. All you need is the "Spare Phone" app, a data connection(Wireless or Mobile) and a free Google Voice account. Spare Phone transforms your Android phone or tablet into a free wireless phone when used over WiFi/Wireless in the USA and Canada!

Google Voice is currently free to place calls to the U.S. & Canada. Please visit https://www.google.com/voice to create a free Google Voice account and to get your free phone number. Also check out the great rates to other countries such as Mexico and India.

Note: To use 3G, 4G you must enable it in the settings of Spare Phone. This can be costly if you don't have unlimited data. Please verify that your cell carrier allows VoIP data traffic before enabling this option. This app uses ~1.2 MB per minute during a call.

Disclaimers: Google Voice is a product of Google, Inc. and "Spare Phone" is not in any way affiliated or endorsed by Google Inc.
WARNING: Google Voice 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?
Answer: No, Spare Phone uses your wireless/data connection and your Google Voice account for calls. You don't even need cell phone service to use this app. Note: If you are not using WiFi you will pay for your cellular data usage.

2.) Is this a simple callback app?
Answer: 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?
Answer: 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'm not receiving incoming calls. Help!?
Answer: To receive incoming calls you must enable 'Google chat' as one of your phones to ring in the Google Voice settings. Just make sure you don't have the cell phone you're using and 'Google chat' enabled simultaneously.

5.) Calls seem to have issues when my screen turns off.
Answer: In the settings enable 'Keep Screen On' as some devices put the wireless connection to sleep when the screen is off.

6.) I can't login or place calls with my mobile data connection.
Answer: To use 3G,4G you must enable this in the settings. Only wireless is allowed by default. As noted above, mobile data can be costly if you don't have unlimited data. Please verify that your cell carrier allows VoIP data traffic before enabling this option. This application uses ~1.2 MB per minute during a call.

7.) I have some other issue or a suggestion. Help!
Answer: Please email androidtouchdev [at] gmail.com

Thank you for supporting Spare Phone!

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Recently changed in this version

v2.23
Android 2.2 login fix

v2.22
Nexus 4 improvements

v2.21
echo cancellation

v2.20
orientation setting
improved dtmf
tcp audio for restricted networks

v2.18
contact specific ringtones
client priority
bluetooth options
updated built-in help

recent:
OAuth 2.0
Notification options
battery usage improvements. Setting is 'CPU Sleep'.
Note: If you have connection issues please disable 'CPU Sleep'.
Favorite contacts
'Ring & Vibrate'
native dialer integration
manage forwarding phones


Comments and ratings for Spare Phone - VoIP Voice Calls
  • (62 stars)

    by Mario Donoso on 07/04/2014

    Excellent app

  • (62 stars)

    by Shreyas Valmiki on 24/03/2014

    Although the call quality is not all that bad, every time I want to make a call to someone, I end up dialing twice as the first call gets no where. It is very irritating to say the least. This is not expected in a paid app.

  • (62 stars)

    by Gregory Chin on 16/03/2014

    The addition on texting would make it perfect!

  • (62 stars)

    by Rex Dietrick on 10/03/2014

    wish I could text with it.

  • (62 stars)

    by Stephen Detwiler on 10/03/2014

    Missed the deadline by probably not even one minute. Contacted the developer as soon as it happened. No response back. Installed on old Samsung president and it froze and missed the dead line.

  • (62 stars)

    by Dave Matthews on 06/03/2014

    Slick, simple interface, lots of behind-the-scenes control if you want it. Compared to Talkatone, Spare Phone has better call quality, fewer connectivity issues, and fewer bugs. Spare Phone doesn't handle SMS, but Hangouts does that now.

  • (62 stars)

    by Shayne Ghere on 01/03/2014

    It's unfortunate that Google Voice is going away in May 2014 because I downloaded this app last night and it's the best VoIP I've found so far. This app is one that I wouldn't hesitate to pay $20 for if there was a free trial period to test it out first.