1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hangouts seems to be quitting the SMS business. Plus it has been crashing often.

    Messenger has been improved, but does not seem to want to send SMS using my google voice number.

    Is there a solution? Was hoping Allo would come to the rescue, but given all the rumors, I am beginning to think it wont fit the bill.

    Is there a way to make Messenger send with the google voice number?
    Is there another SMS app that will work?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sean
    Nexus 5x on AT&T
    09-18-2016 02:13 PM
  2. Issemann's Avatar
    I am in the same boat and am very interested to see what Allo brings (hopefully this week!) To be honest, I love the entire concept of how Google Voice works for me. If my phone is charging next to my bed, I can still send/receive text messages AND phone calls from my tablet in the other room! IF Allo doesn't have the functionality we are all looking for/need, then I'd be very tempted to just leave Google Voice all together and deal with the inconvenience.

    PS: Another pet peeve of mine is the fact that the "messaging" feature in my Jeep Cherokee only recognizes my real mobile number - NOT my Google Voice number.
    09-19-2016 12:31 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Ok I found this paid app on "lifehacker" a site I DO trust, but I have zero experience with the app, and while i DO have a google voice number I don't really use it....

    Sliding Messaging Combines SMS and Google Voice Into One App


    So what's that old expression? Caveat Emptor!
    anon(632115) likes this.
    09-19-2016 12:37 PM

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