1. ericizzy1's Avatar
    hi, i want to cancel the text messaging on my verizon plan and only use hangouts. how do i make sure that the messages coming in will not be charged to my account? thanks
    08-09-2014 06:33 PM
  2. ansextra's Avatar
    I've got to believe that if you receive text messages without a text plan you will be charged for them on an individual basis. Maybe there's a way to block all text messages from coming to your phone. Have you tried asking Verizon?
    08-09-2014 06:54 PM
  3. ericizzy1's Avatar
    im trying to use hangouts for texts and not being charge for them. any way to do so?
    08-09-2014 06:56 PM
  4. TechTinker's Avatar
    From what I understand, when you send a text message through hangouts, it sends it as a text thus creating a charge. Now you can also just send a hangout, which uses your Google account like iMessage uses your Apple ID. There is no way to send a text with hangouts and it being free. However there are apps that let you do so.
    08-09-2014 07:23 PM
  5. Clocks's Avatar
    You cannot use hangouts to send a free text but you can use google voice from/to your google voice number
    08-09-2014 07:29 PM
  6. ericizzy1's Avatar
    You cannot use hangouts to send a free text but you can use google voice from/to your google voice number
    can i use my verizon cell number with google voice for texting?
    08-09-2014 07:49 PM
  7. ansextra's Avatar
    Yes
    08-09-2014 09:50 PM
  8. Evilnut's Avatar
    Hangouts allows you to block individual numbers from texting you. I know it might take a while, but you could go through your contacts and block every number that way.

    Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X on Verizon or the amazing Nexus 10 using the Android Central App
    08-10-2014 01:15 PM
  9. Evilnut's Avatar
    can i use my verizon cell number with google voice for texting?
    Yes you can, but Google Voice does not support MMS so you can not send pictures or multimedia messages

    Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X on Verizon or the amazing Nexus 10 using the Android Central App
    ansextra likes this.
    08-10-2014 01:16 PM
  10. dmark44's Avatar
    Yes you can, but Google Voice does not support MMS so you can not send pictures or multimedia messages

    Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X on Verizon or the amazing Nexus 10 using the Android Central App
    I use Google Voice for voice mail and texting. My Google Voice app only receives texts to/from my Google Voice phone number. How do you get it to use your Verizon cell number and have the texts still be free?

    Sent from my Moto X
    08-11-2014 05:06 PM
  11. ansextra's Avatar
    Google Voice texts need to go to your Google Voice phone number. They can't go to your Verizon number.
    dmark44 likes this.
    08-13-2014 10:07 AM

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