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Re: Google Voice and N4
GV will only show your number if you use the GV app and/or if you use the native SMS app when you reply to a text you already have received. So, if a friend sends you a text and you reply back using the native texting app, it should show you're GV number but if you send a text (not a reply) to someone it will show your default provider number (the number you use to forward your calls to GV).
If you want to never have to worry about what number people are seeing when texting, just use the GV app and make sure in your GV "Sync and notifications -> Receive Text messages" settings is set to "Via the google voice app." When you do this, if you ever check your settings on the web, you will notice that there is a setting that will be unchecked "Receive text messages on this phone", leave this unchecked, otherwise it will change your GV setting to receive text messages via the native app. You will still receive text messages! After that, just remove the native SMS icon on your launcher and replace it with the GV icon instead so you force yourself to only use it instead of the native messenger.
Also keep in mind that when dialing numbers, GV only supports 10-digit dialing. So if you manually enter a number into the dialer, you need to also include the area code for GV to intercept the call and dial it. When you manually enter only 7 digits (no area code), GV won't intercept the call and your stock dialer will make the call and will show your provider number instead (the number you use to forward to GV) and not your GV number.