SOLVED! - Make Hangouts Dialer Default

You want to make Hangouts Dialer default on your Android phone but don’t know what must be done? In that case, you have come to the right place. This article could tell you everything about Hangouts Dialer as well as the possibility of making it default on Android devices. Read to the end to be able to reach out to contacts at your leisure. 

Setting Hangouts Dialer As Default: Breakdown

In layman’s terms, Hangouts Dialer is an add-on app that allows people to make calls from inside Hangouts. That means it’s impossible for Hangouts Dialer to work alone and there is no way to make Hangouts Dialer default on Android phones. In addition, since Google developers have discontinued Google Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer is no longer available. However, Google Voice (the replacement of Google Hangouts) proves capable of matching the needs and requirements of Android users. 

Like Google Hangouts + Hangouts Dialer, Google Voice permits Android users to make calls in time of need. Also, you could set Google Voice as default by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Open Google Voice, select the three-line icon on the top right and choose Settings.
  • Step 2: Scroll down then hit Calls started from this device’s phone app under the Calls section.
  • Step 3: Depending on your preferences, you could set Google Voice as the default for all calls, international calls only or for particular contacts 

Note: Make sure that Google Voice is available in your area.

What Is Google Voice?

Google Voice is an app that could give users phone numbers for sending text messages, making calls and leaving voicemails. Owing to its ability to work on many devices from computers to phones while being synced across all of them, Google Voice is a must-have for people who travel from time to time. 

How Do I Make a Phone Call Through Google Voice? 

  • Step 1: Open Google Play Store, search for Google Voice and install it.
  • Step 2: Open Google Voice, select the Google account you’d like to sync with your Voice number and choose Continue. Follow on-screen instructions to finish the setup process of your Google Voice account. 
  • Step 3: Hit the Search box in the bottom right, search for the number you want to call and make a call.

Is There A Way To Make All Google Voice Calls Use Carrier Minutes? 

  • Step 1: Open Google Voice app, select the three-line icon on the top right and choose Settings.
  • Step 2: Hit Make and Receive calls under the Calls section.
  • Step 3: Check the Use the carrier only checkbox. 

What Are The Differences Between Google Voice And Hangouts Dialer? 

Google Voice

  • Google Voice is an internet-based telephony service that lets you own a single number and forward it to other phones without alternating the number.
  • Google Voice provides messaging, voice calls, and voicemails. 
  • Google Voice users only need a single phone number for multiple devices, computers as well as phones.
  • A Google Voice number is similar to a regular phone number used to make traditional calls. 

Hangouts Dialer

  • Google Hangouts Dialer is an add-on app for making phone calls in Hangouts. 
  • Google Hangouts use Wi-Fi to make phone calls via a wireless connection. 
  • Google Hangouts is a unified communication service integrated into Gmail and Google+. 

Could I Port My Google Voice Number? 

  • Step 1: Go to your computer, launch a web browser and open the Google Voice website. If you have never used Google Voice, create a new account and set up a new Voice number. The ported number should replace your new Voice number. 
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Account section, click Port a number under the Port a number to Google Voice section and pick Get started. 
  • Step 3: Enter the number you want to port. Google Voice is going to send you a code through a message or call and you must that the code. 
  • Step 4: Enter your account information which could be obtained via your carrier website. 
  • Step 5: View the porting request then hit Next to proceed with the payment via Google Pay. If the porting succeeds, a payment email should be sent to you. 

Note: Google Voice charges a $20 fee to port your number from another carrier to Google Voice. Remember not to cancel your phone plan until Google Voice notifies you that the porting is successful, which may take up to 48 hours. After the porting finishes, the carrier is going to cancel all your plans. 

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