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    Default Sending Google Voice messages through default messaging app

    So I recently switched Sims in my galaxy nexus and I am planning on switching back and forth quite often so I figured Google voice would do the trick in fixing that. So i set it up and told every one my new number and voila it worked. Except not quite. Personally I really hate the Google Voice interface and love the stock one (messaging app) so i was wondering if there is anyway to have the messaging app send texts using my Google voice number. I though this was possible because in the GV settings it says "receive messages through messaging app".

    Any help is appreciated thank you in advance.

    P.S. Oh and BTW guys why do all the text I receive through GV show up as a weird and random number (only in the messaging app)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vichkata View Post
    P.S. Oh and BTW guys why do all the text I receive through GV show up as a weird and random number (only in the messaging app)
    So you've already seen the downfall of recieving Google Voice messages in the Messaging app. In order to for the Messaging app to differentiate between your carrier # and Google Voice #, the phone needs to put a second contact # on each contact entry. This way, the phone knows what # to send the SMS from. Think of it as a forwarding number or a middle-man number. If you select the contact's actual #, then it comes from your carrier #. If you select their "randomly" assigned #, then it comes from your Google Voice #.

    The only way around this is to either use the Google Voice app only, or if you're rooted, you can use an app that fully integrates Google Voice SMS into the stock Messaging app, like .
    Last edited by martonikaj; 07-19-2012 at 05:54 PM.
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    Thank you so much for answering so promptly and completely I am downloading the SMS integrator right now. Thanks again


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    Quote Originally Posted by vichkata View Post
    Thank you so much for answering so promptly and completely I am downloading the SMS integrator right now. Thanks again
    No problem. Hope it works out for you.

    I use Google Voice as my primary #, and just choose to use the Google Voice application. Its definitely got some shortcomings, but I can deal with it considering how much texting I end up doing in the browser instead.
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    Does this app work with the Galaxy Nexus? the play store says it might not. Have you any experience with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenturntable View Post
    Does this app work with the Galaxy Nexus? the play store says it might not. Have you any experience with it?
    Yup its compatible.
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    I've been using this app on my S3 with horrible battery drain. Does this happen for you?

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