Okay, I did it. I was able to use Google Voice to call a number on my cell phone using Wi-Fi. I love my new phone, the Honor 5X. It’s terrific. But, it does not have built-in support for Wi-Fi calling. That means that I need a third-party app to do the calling for me when I’m outside of the U.S. and don’t want to spend money on each phone call, sometimes to the tune of ridiculousness. I installed the Skype app on my phone and it crashed all my Wi-Fi. Whenever I would try to use a Wi-Fi connection and it told me I connected it wouldn’t actually do any sending or receiving of any data as long as I had Skype installed. I tried connecting at several places and then tried to use several different apps to access the Internet and the results were the same – I got a connection message but no data movement. I kept beating my head against the wall trying to figure out what had happened until I realized that the problem had only begun happening since I installed Skype on my cell phone. Once I uninstalled Skype the problem went away. Thank God.
So, what to do? I wanted to make Wi-Fi calls from my cell phone. Skype worked fine on my laptop but I didn’t want to drag out my laptop every time I wanted to make a Wi-Fi call. I decided to try Google voice. I set up an account. I logged in. Then I had to figure out how to make a call. It worked the first time I tried. Sweet. Now that I know what to do I’m going to keep using it to increase my skill level. Don’t be surprised if I call you.