Yesterday, I was in a party with a couple friends and I noticed I could go into my contacts and give them a call. I tried multiple times and each time...nothing happened. My friend never received the call and I never received theirs; the phone just kept ringing. Each time you call someone, it takes $10 from your bank account (for some reason).
According to the GTA Online Guide - Your Phone Is Your Friend:
You can also make player-to-player phone calls using your phone – navigate to the Gamertag / PSN ID of one of your friends and select ‘Call.’ This will even work if they are in Story Mode.
That's nice and all, but it still doesn't explain what happens when you call another player. Does anyone know what is supposed to happen when you call someone in-game? I even checked to see if any private chats or parties are created, but nothing happens! The phone just endlessly rings.
Edit: (2 Days Later)
Well it's been two days and I still have no idea what this feature does and, after reading some of the comments, I decided to update my question.
Here is my current situation:
I am playing on a Xbox 360 and I am trying to "Call" other players (an option that is located in your phone's contacts).
I have tried this many times with many people while I was:
- In a party
- In a private chat
- In-game chat (no party/chat)
Each time I tried calling another player (who also has a Xbox 360 since the game is not cross-platform), the person I was calling never received the call and never got a notification that I was even calling them. However, every time I was charged $10. I would let the phone ring for several minutes at a time with no response.
Question: What is the point of this feature and why does it cost $10? For example, you can call Lester and he can locate a car for $100. Since I am being charge $10 for each call made to another player, I am expecting something to occur (i.e. the person you are calling answers the phone and immediately spawns near you). I'm not concerned with what happens behind the scenes.