How to make voice calls on your Google Nexus 7 tablet
So, I finally took the plunge the other day and picked up a Nexus 7 — needless to say, I’m more than impressed with the device in my first 24 hours with it. I figured I might as well kick things off in proper fashion by sharing the handy tips and tricks I come across.
First on the list, making calls.
So, you have a shiny new Nexus 7 and you want to use it to make voice calls, eh? Well, good news for you because this is a pretty simple process (no rooting or hacking required) and the app you need is available for free, so it won’t cost you anything at all.
Here’s what you’s need:
- A Nexus 7 (obviously)
- A Google Voice account (sign up here if you don’t already have one)
- Download and install GrooVe IP Lite from the Google Play Store (it’s free)
- Somebody to call (we can’t help you here)
Once you have GrooVe IP installed, it asks for your Google Voice login and password. Go ahead and fill in the information and all of your Google Voice information will automatically be synced in. From here, making a call is as simple as dialing the digits on the keypad.
From my first few tries, it seems the call quality is pretty spectacular, so I’m geeked to be able to make calls from my tablet. Add that to the list of awesomeness that already includes the ability to buy a Big Mac at McDonald’s with the built-in NFC functionality, and we’re talking about the most amazing 7-inch tablet on the market.
Again, here’s a link in case you missed it above:
Download GrooVe IP Lite (Free)
Developer: snrb Labs