Calls to the US for FreeThis and much more great information located over at XDA forums. This article replace one I wrote previously and is outdated.
Just a few a few things for thought if you are unable to get the free calling or correct packages you may need to follow the instruction for registering it in the USA. Available at the start of the older free calling page. CLICK HERE. That was an article I (Timothy Potter Texas) wrote about two years ago.
This comes in tandem with a brand new Hangouts app, which has also been updated with a brand new UI. To access the dialer, you'll need to install a separate app. For some reason, Google has allowed some users to install the dialer, which will prompt you to update to Hangouts 2.3, which may not be accessible yet due to a slow rollout. If you're facing this problem and don't want to wait, you can find an APK at Android Police here.
Once everything is finally working, however, the entire thing appears to function as one single app. You can access your contact list from the left-most tab, messages in the middle, and the dialer from the right. Calls made within the US and Canada are entirely free VoIP calls and, like with Google Voice.
Tim Potter Aka USMC-USMC Retired
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