10-08-2017 6:30 AM
10-08-2017 6:52 AM
Sure you just won't get enhanced LTE services like wifi calling and numbersync
10-08-2017 7:07 AM
10-08-2017 7:46 AM
No, M-cell booster will work. Wi-Fi calling would allow you to not have the booster and still make & receive calls. NumberSync allows you to have an LTE watch and have it share the number with your phone, so you'd get the calls on the watch when leaving the phone behind. Visual Voicemail is one other feature that you're likely to lose.
10-14-2017 10:55 AM
FYI - a rep I spoke with said that the Pixel 2 WOULD be receiving NumberSync. Unfortunately it sounds as if the original Pixels will not.
10-14-2017 11:17 AM
No the new pixel is not getting enhanced LTE services. The rep was WRONG
10-14-2017 11:23 AM
@dmapr I had not problem with visual voicemail through the ATT messages app.
@jkimrey Don’t ask reps without getting a second opinion here. 🙄. At this time non ATT android phones are excluded by IMEI from advance calling features and HD voice. This means no Wifi calling, no number sync and no VoLTE. We would love to see that change, but we may see pigs fly first.
10-14-2017 4:01 PM
@dmapr My son uses FB calling, often on a phone with no SIM card. Didn’t even know it was possible. Does Hangouts use the regular number?
10-17-2017 7:13 AM
10-17-2017 7:52 AM
@lizdance40, the Hangouts uses the Google Voice number by default but it can be configured to use the verified mobile number instead. I believe that once configured it'll keep using that even when the SIM is not there or has been changed, although you need to re-verify your number periodically.
for now... Hangouts is being gutted one month at a time. I know they are talking about going back to google voice now. I mean when they killed off the api last april the writing was on the wall.
10-17-2017 2:51 PM
@GLIMMERMAN76, I think you may be confusing Hangouts functionality (the thing that Google is gutting) with Hangouts integration with Google Voice (which is staying put for now), but it's a moot point anyway. I use Hangouts because it came pre-loaded on my phone but the actual dialing functionality is a part of Google Voice (and that app is indeed seeing new active development). The Hangouts Dialer is the piece that integrates GV into Hangouts, but you can use the Google Voice app if that is preferable, the actual "WiFi calling" method is the same.
10-18-2017 5:32 AM
Don't think that's happening any time soon, I think it somehow ties into the Project Fi.