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Been using it for a year now, welcome to the club everyone! Its SWEET
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This is super good and powerful, I've been using my GV #exclusively since September.
As you'd expect the app in the market on Android is awesome, but don't forget to to forward your voice mail by using the dial code! (you'll see what I mean when setting up google voice).Fred
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- 06-22-2010, 04:24 PM #19Cellphone pimpin' ain't easy!
- 06-22-2010, 04:27 PM #20
2) Voicemails are sent to you as a text message.
3) I've had google voice since it was grandcentral.com
4) Privacy. You don't have to give out your real number and when people call it, you can screen the call.Cellphone pimpin' ain't easy!
- 06-22-2010, 04:39 PM #21
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There are two options when setting up the account.
1. You can either use Google Voice with your existing mobile phone number and get:
Voicemail like email, with automatic transcriptions sent via email and SMS
Low cost international calls to the entire world
Custom voicemail greetings based on who is calling.
2. OR choose a new Google phone number to get these additional features:
One phone number that rings all your phones
The ability to send and receive SMS messages via email
Spam filter to block unwanted callers.
My question is for those that have either of the options. What are the benefits of each? Choose a new number or just use my existing number that everyone already knows? I really don't want to retrain friends, family, business, etc. on the new number.
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How do you call using Google voice?
I had to dial the number your given, select option 2, and dial number you want to call and press #. I wonder what number will show up on your billing. If its your google number, could you add this to my top ten number so i dont get charged minutes
- 06-22-2010, 05:02 PM #25
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With the android app you can setup GV to let you do one of 4 things for outgoing calls.
1. Never use Google Voice
2. Always use Google Voice
3. Use Google Voice all international calls
4. Ask Google voice to ask every time I dial
If you set it up as #4 after you hit "call" it will ask you if you want to complete this action with your carrier or with Google Voice.
Same with txt messages, when you click on someone in your contacts to compose a txt to Android will ask if you want to complete this action using Google Voice or the stock SMS account.
I've switched pretty much everyone I know that doesn't have Verizon to my Google Voice number.
One other benefit (besides being able to email or txt your VMs) is that it allows you to drop the annoying Verizon visual voicemail add on to your account.