Updating cell phone tower service
Pick a number that suits you and click “Select.” During the initial setup process, you’ll have to link an existing number to Google Voice (don’t worry, if you’re getting rid of cell service altogether, you can unlink it later). You’ll get a text message with a six-digit code to confirm.
Comcast and AT&T, for example, have Wi-Fi hotspots everywhere. This should work on both Android phones and i Phones, both with the same tools.It’s true—it definitely comes with some caveats, but if you’re looking to ditch your cellphone bill altogether (or you never had one to begin with), you can still make calls and texts on your smartphone.(Note: If you’re just struggling with poor reception in your house or office, this solution may be overkill—first, give Wi-Fi calling a try on your i Phone or Android device, if your carrier supports it.It’s a relatively straightforward setup, so hopefully you won’t hit any snags along the way.It’s also worth mentioning that while you could technically do most of this stuff using the Google Voice app, I had problems getting notifications for calls and whatnot with just Voice.
That means, of course, that in order for everything to work, you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi any time you want to use your phone.