I can call phone numbers and hangout with people, but I can't call a contact using the "Voice calling" feature. My contact says he doesn't get any notification when I try calling him. He can call me just fine, but I can't call him.

I'm using Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Google Chrome 26.

  • You need to have some cash on your account (at least here in Holland). So, basically your question concerns Google-Voice? Perhaps you can edit your question and loss some of the tags?
    – Jacob Jan
    May 14, 2013 at 18:50
  • When in gmail, I click on a contact in my list of contacts in chat. A chat window opens up and I can text chat with them. But when I click the button that says "Voice calling" it says that I'm calling them on my end, but on my contact's end, he doesn't get a notification. If he calls me then I get a notification and we can voice chat. But, it doesn't work if I call him.
    – Sam
    May 15, 2013 at 19:19
  • Are you both in the U.S.?
    – ale
    May 15, 2013 at 19:24
  • Yes. I'm in CA and he's in HI.
    – Sam
    May 15, 2013 at 19:24
  • Are you both using the same version of chat? There might be incompatibility between Hangouts and the old gChat Mar 21, 2014 at 17:08

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You mean the computer-to-computer voice calling option, correct? Then, I could think of only two options:

  1. Make sure that he has not logged into his Gmail from mobile devices or any other devices that are not capable of supporting voice calling option.
  2. Make sure that both of you are logged in. Sometimes, people try to call when they are on invisible status.

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