Google Voice gains Wi-Fi calling beta test

Google Voice lives on: A new beta enables Voice users to make Wi-Fi calls from phones, Chrome and other devices.

Google on Wednesday began beta testing Wi-Fi calling with Google Voice. Wi-Fi calling currently supports Android and web, with iOS support coming soon, Google said.

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Wi-Fi calling will enable Google Voice users to reduce phone call roaming charges and have better connection if Wi-Fi is available. Of course, calls have to be made from the Google Voice app.

To make calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data, turn on Wi-Fi calling in Google Voice settings, then make the call from the Google Voice app.

You can apply for Google's Voice Public Beta program for Wi-Fi calling by filling out this form, and Google will contact you after.

You can read more about the beta test here.