Free calls using Google Home (UK)
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Free calls using Google Home (UK)

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Found 7th Mar
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Can't make international calls it seem via the 0870 trick

can you make 0870 calls on it? So for example, 08700425050

Ian9:52 am
I For these numbers, these are considered service numbers they are charged at special rates. For the hands free calling feature for Google Home in the UK these numbers will not go thru.For calls as long as the numbers are personal contacts and business numbers (shops and establishments) they will be for free.
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I believe this is the hands free call and not free calls. This is the ability to make phone calls by simply asking Google Home.
just contacted google home support. this has just started and he confirmed that it is free uk calls for both mobiles and landlines.
you need to set up numbers in google contacts then just say ok google call .....name set up!
great info thanks op
support.google.com/goo…-CA
Hot, hot, hot. Shame it comes up as a Private Number though.

UPDATE

********** You can change this in settings on the Google Home app *****************
Edited by: "faz1964" 7th Mar
It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better.

Update:
Just so you know guys. Don't warm yourself with this comment. It's kinda boring now getting same replies about tin foil. At least be original!
Edited by: "bartosi" 20th Mar
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Thanks for that! Would it include international calls?
Just tried it.. it's a bit clunky but it works, good spot. Weird that I've not heard about this from Google...
I believe this is the hands free call and not free calls. This is the ability to make phone calls by simply asking Google Home.
Finally.....! Needs to test once. Thanks for the post....
just contacted google home support. this has just started and he confirmed that it is free uk calls for both mobiles and landlines.
you need to set up numbers in google contacts then just say ok google call .....name set up!
great info thanks op
support.google.com/goo…-CA
Hot, hot, hot. Shame it comes up as a Private Number though.

UPDATE

********** You can change this in settings on the Google Home app *****************
Edited by: "faz1964" 7th Mar
So, You can call people 24hrs everyday for years and they'll be no charge?

Yes no one will do this but can you?
Edited by: "Norseg" 7th Mar
Norseg3 m ago

So? You can call people 24hrs everyday for years and they'll be no charge? …So? You can call people 24hrs everyday for years and they'll be no charge? Yes no one will do this but can you?


Yes. They’re likely routing your call through some type of VOIP so it costs them little to nothing to offer this anyway.
It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better.

Update:
Just so you know guys. Don't warm yourself with this comment. It's kinda boring now getting same replies about tin foil. At least be original!
Edited by: "bartosi" 20th Mar
Jayemkay59 m ago

I believe this is the hands free call and not free calls.


Where did you find that info?
Been waiting for this for ages and it's finally happened! Thanks @trionkidnapper !
Cool, been waiting for this. Only tried a few days ago and was told "I can't make calls yet..."
bartosi22 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better


Says the person using the internet
This is amazing
Can I use this for Dial Up Internet?
bartosi26 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better


Google Home records:
Voice commands after “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”. For example, this would be recorded: “Hey Google, call Bob” or “Ok Google, hang up.” The recording stops after that phrase.
Google Home doesn't record:

The phone conversation.
Good stuff. Will try this out tonight. Thanks.
lockwoodisbored1 m ago

GCHQ and it’s partners thank you for making your call with them.I know, y …GCHQ and it’s partners thank you for making your call with them.I know, your call was just to tell your mum there’s another washload that needs picking up, but it’s still freaky the blanket surveillance that’s imposed on us.Couple that with the new Internet censorship laws from the EU [https://www.globalresearch.ca/european-union-demands-google-facebook-step-up-internet-censorship/5631017] and technology is becoming less and less a tool for the people.


Sorry we had to cut you out right there but we didn't quite look where this was going
bartosi29 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better


Still free
bartosi33 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better


All our calls are recorded, monitored and so on, since years. I recommend you to read "ghost in the wires" by Kevin Mitnick. You will see how did it work back in the 90s. If you believe Google is a threat I bet you will be surprised because it seems you haven't known about it.

If you want to stay private you can use the internet but you must be an ace hacker.
Edited by: "Azn_Lir" 7th Mar
Will this work with the Google mini as well?
Only ordered one the other day as thanks to Hotukdeals I saw I could buy one for £34 from Currys?
This would be amazing if it does. 🤞
Who doesn’t record everyone does including Apple, Samsung and other mobile phone companies

Would Google Home Mini offer free calls as well
Early wake up call for a mate trying this out... It works! Finally!
argosextra7 m ago

Who doesn’t record everyone does including Apple, Samsung and other mobile …Who doesn’t record everyone does including Apple, Samsung and other mobile phone companies Would Google Home Mini offer free calls as well


Yes it does. Used mine this morning to test it out
faz19641 h, 3 m ago

Hot, hot, hot. Shame it comes up as a Private Number …Hot, hot, hot. Shame it comes up as a Private Number though.UPDATE********** You can change this in settings on the Google Home app *****************


Where's the setting in the app? There's so many options and sub-options in there I don't even know where to start!
Rob_13046 m ago

Where's the setting in the app? There's so many options and sub-options in …Where's the setting in the app? There's so many options and sub-options in there I don't even know where to start!


Ask Google to Call X and it will go through a quick intro and start calling. You'll then be prompted in the Google Home app to apply settings that will allow you to set up your number so the receiving end knows who is calling.
Thanks Google now all we need is:
bi-directional bluetooth for the mini (better still audio out so you can smart enable dumb but better speakers)
shopping list - use google keep like you use to rather than the awful web app a 3 year old threw together
Deezer integration ( Other countries have it)
.....
Norseg1 h, 14 m ago

So? You can call people 24hrs everyday for years and they'll be no charge? …So? You can call people 24hrs everyday for years and they'll be no charge? Yes no one will do this but can you?


Well you say that but there are some people out there who may well do exactly that.
Shame I can't cancel my line rental and just use (As need it for internet). Actually that's a point - do you still have a landline no? Does this just connect via your home phone? Great deal either way
Can u connect a landline cordless phoneto use ?
bartosi1 h, 14 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better



Voip calls use a small amount of your monthly data useage if you are on restricted data. Voip as a defined RFC protocol can potentially can be sniffed as can any other type of compliant Voip. This version doesn't support end to end encryption so can't be regarded as secure anyway
Any other updates to Google Home for UK customers?
what i have to enable locations settings to setup my voice match?????

OK i turned it off once i had set it up, lets see if it reactivates at any point
Edited by: "tighty" 7th Mar
Rob_130429 m ago

Where's the setting in the app? There's so many options and sub-options in …Where's the setting in the app? There's so many options and sub-options in there I don't even know where to start!


Settings > More Settings > Calls On Speakers > Enter the number you want displayed, job done.
It works on 0870? So free international calling using access numbers????
Imelda9991 h, 11 m ago

Will this work with the Google mini as well?Only ordered one the other day …Will this work with the Google mini as well?Only ordered one the other day as thanks to Hotukdeals I saw I could buy one for £34 from Currys?This would be amazing if it does. 🤞



Yes just tried it
Am I right in thinking that the other person does not need a google app on their mobile?

I may dump Alexa if this works out.
bartosi1 h, 55 m ago

It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored …It's not free. You'll giving out your privacy as calls would be monitored and recorded as pretty much big brother. At least they could tailor ads better


It's hilarious that you seem to think this is suddenly only possible with VOIP and wouldn't be happening already with the mobile phone you use to make your calls now!
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