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Does anyone use Google hangouts?

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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Hi, all. Does anyone use Google hangouts? I use it to talk to my lady and we've had nothing but trouble. It drops calls like crazy. The audio breaks up and it sounds like a robot. I could be sending messages and they don't send or show up until much later or not at all so she thinks I've left. All in all I'm not impressed. They should have called it hangups. I'm just glad it's free. There's no way in hell I would pay for that. Anywho, do any of you have the same kind of trouble? If so, how do you fix it? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Ive seen it but to be honest havent got a clue what it is or does..



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon
You can do messaging and video calls with it. That is when it wants to work.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

ahh.. ok.. We have many call and text aps here in the uk, the most popular are viber and whatsap, have you tried those?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon
My lady uses what'sapp for music. Does it do video call too?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Never heard of it or know anyone else that uses it. I asked around in the N.Eastern US. Nope. Sorry.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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I use GrooVe IP and i get no problems at all but no video calls. Could always use skype which has video calls but more resource heavy on phones. Then theres Talkatone which is only good for sms but not calls due to the same issue with Hangouts. If your phone service has good internet access all of then should work out fine.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger
Thanks anyway. It was nice of you to ask around.

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: dreamfox1
Thanks. I'm using a laptop and she's using a phone. Is resource heavy also data heavy?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I know Hangouts is all heavy lol
but yea data heavy as it explains the robotic noises due to data dropout



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: dreamfox1
Thanks! That would explain a lot.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Heard of it, but I use Skype. Never a problem with it.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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The connection strength makes a big difference, at least in my own experience.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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O do not? and I'm not exactly happy that Google updates try to turn my phone into a Google one. I like the search engine and email but the other stuff is filled by other things... every update need not try and fill.

Google if someone needs it or wants it they will come to you.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:44 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I used it for years and it was flawless. Talked to my now wife almost every day, chat and video.

ETA: Used Skype and it was terrible, so we switched.
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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Hey...I like learning of things maybe I could start using as well. Thanks!




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