For those looking to achieve the holy grail of using Google Voice over 3G or Wi-Fi, a new Android app in GrooVe IP aims to simplify the process of bridging Google Voice to get around low voice minutes or as an alternative to dedicated SIP services.
The $3.99 app merely requires the aforementioned 3G/Wi-Fi connection and Google Voice credentials. Previous methods to bridge Google Voice to function over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G data required services such as the discontinued Gizmo5 or leasing another number from an SIP service. Additional features of GrooVe IP include dialer choices from its own dialer or the integrated Android dialer as well as contact integration. With unlimited smartphone data on Virgin Mobile for as low as $25, this makes the app a must-buy for those looking to use Android smartphones as data-only devices.