1. flroots's Avatar
    We're transitioning from an iPhone 4 on AT&T to a Galaxy Nexus on Straight Talk (ST). We miss visual voice-mail. Which one are you using and what are the pros and cons? Currently we're evaluating YouMail; it seems OK, but not great. The major complaint is that it keeps nagging us that we haven't entered personal data into their profile. Why do they need it?
    Pete
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    09-18-2012 02:44 AM
  2. DJBigBenVA's Avatar
    Use Google Voice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    09-18-2012 04:03 AM
  3. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<~
    09-18-2012 04:13 AM
  4. flroots's Avatar
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•~
    We're already with ST, but keeping an open mind about alternatives. Being retired, we're budget conscious. What alternatives can you recommend on either AT&T or T-mobile networks?
    Pete
    PS we currently pay ST $42/month by buying 90 day refill cards on walmart.com

    ---------- Post Merged at 05:55 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 05:54 AM ----------

    Use Google Voice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks. How does that work? Must I port my number to google voice? Is there a cost?
    Pete
    09-18-2012 04:55 AM
  5. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    I'm on Boost (Sprint)... after 2Years I'm down to $40 a month on their Shrinkage plan, which is rumored to be done away with to make room for family plan... But just a rumor still. You can only use Boost branded devices. I'm pretty well happy with Boost, but every company has their horror stories. But if you are comfortable where you are... stick to what you know and what works best for you.

    ~>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<~
    09-18-2012 05:37 AM
  6. bkorver's Avatar
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<~
    Having actually been a Straight Talk customer for a while now, I know the TOS says no streaming, but ACTUALL experience has allowed me to stream YouTube, Pandora, and yes, Skype with no issues whatsoever. The sky has not fallen. I think the lawyers put that in there as an excuse to kick people off who obviously abuse the service, not for average consumers.

    Thanks. How does that work? Must I port my number to google voice? Is there a cost?
    Pete
    Just download the app and set it up. No need to port your number to use the voicemail function and it is free.
    09-18-2012 09:46 AM
  7. flroots's Avatar
    Just download the app and set it up. No need to port your number to use the voicemail function and it is free.
    Thanks. I just looked at Google Voice and it appears that I have to apply for a number with them and that's the number that people would call, rather than my own. Actually, I'm looking for a way to use my existing number. Did I get that right?
    Pete
    09-19-2012 02:26 AM
  8. bkorver's Avatar
    No, when people call your existing number, google voice will take the message and even transcribe it. That number google voice gives you is what others will see if you use google voice to make calls. You don't have to set that up to use the voicemail features. Google voice has a ton of features you will never use. Just know that when you set up your existing number and ask google voice to be the answering service for that number, you will have the best visual voice mail available on straight talk.
    09-19-2012 04:48 PM
  9. flroots's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll give it a try
    Pete
    09-21-2012 01:25 PM
  10. chestont's Avatar
    No, when people call your existing number, google voice will take the message and even transcribe it. That number google voice gives you is what others will see if you use google voice to make calls. You don't have to set that up to use the voicemail features. Google voice has a ton of features you will never use. Just know that when you set up your existing number and ask google voice to be the answering service for that number, you will have the best visual voice mail available on straight talk.
    I've been looking at switching over from a Sprint NS4G to a Nexus 4 on ST with an At&t sim, any issues with using Google Voice as the primary text messaging app?
    11-01-2012 05:43 PM
  11. roblox84's Avatar
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<~
    I've Google "kicked off straight talk" and there really isn't much about being kicked off

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    11-02-2012 08:49 PM
  12. tsells's Avatar
    Phone Fusion's Visual Voice Mail Plus is what I use on my S3 and it works great. It's available in Google Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...plus.and&hl=en



    (I'M NOT SURE IF THIS APP WORKS ON STRAIGHT TALK.)
    11-02-2012 09:17 PM
  13. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    I've Google "kicked off straight talk" and there really isn't much about being kicked off

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    It's in their Terms of Service.. Around paragraph 5

    ~~HTC Evo Design~~
    11-04-2012 09:34 PM
  14. dwd3885's Avatar
    Does Google Voice actually work on prepaid? I've read conflicting reports..I'd like to keep my existing number (not Google Voice) and have Google Voice Mail handle all my voice mail, whether people call my NON GV number or my GV number.
    11-05-2012 09:56 AM
  15. bblaze's Avatar
    Does Google Voice actually work on prepaid? I've read conflicting reports..I'd like to keep my existing number (not Google Voice) and have Google Voice Mail handle all my voice mail, whether people call my NON GV number or my GV number.
    I can confirm that google voice works on prepaid. I'm using gv to handle all of my calls and messaging. Granted I've ported my number through them, but it does work just fine. I'm on straight talk, btw.

    Sent from my Samsung Proclaim using the AC forums app.
    11-06-2012 03:11 PM
  16. Tom McCarthy3's Avatar
    After some initial problems (don't know on whose end) I got everything set up. Works great. Thanks!
    10-01-2014 04:55 AM
  17. kokopuffs0828's Avatar
    I just tried to use Google Voice on my unlocked AT&T Note 1 phone that I use with Straight Talk. The steps I took after downloading the app was answering the questions about making calls or not, then setting up the voicemail. After trying to configure the voicemail, I get an error message stating: Forwarding number change failed.

    Do I need to go through any settings on my unlocked device or with Straight Talk to make GV work?
    08-21-2015 09:35 AM
  18. Kathleen Russell1's Avatar
    I have the same problem. When I put in the code to activate, I get "MMI code started", then after a couple of seconds I'll get an error message saying
    "Couldn't get server response"... did u fix ur problem yet?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-10-2015 01:13 PM

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