Google Voice Settings
There has got to be away to make google voice act ONLY as visual voicemail. This means no text through google voice, no sms notifications for voicemail, and no duplicate messages on ANYTHING.
Ill be playing with the settings at work today and see if I can figure out the exact settings to make it a voicemail only client. I will post back when I figure it out.
If anyone else has already found these settings, please share them with us....
- 05-14-2011, 09:57 AM #2
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- 05-14-2011, 05:33 PM #10
first, on the computer, log onto google.com/voice and choose to disable your sprint/google voice integration, and choose to enable google voicemail.
on your phone, go to menu/manage apps, find market, choose 'clear data' and 'uninstall updates'. this should uninstall the most current version of google voice.
relaunch the market then search for google voice and it should letyou install version 4.2.24, which will set up like older non nexus s phones, and your texts will still come through your normal SMS app.
hope that helps everyone
- 05-14-2011, 05:55 PM #11
- 05-14-2011, 05:59 PM #12
yes, if you do it the way cdbillups described, you will get two notifications. you can turn off notifications in GV, but unfortunately, it turns off VM notifications also, not just SMS notification.
Google really needs to update the app to allow for seperate notification settings for voicemail, SMS, etc...
- 05-14-2011, 06:03 PM #13
- 05-14-2011, 09:42 PM #14
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Here's what I did. I went into Google Voice on the computer and selected Voicemail and Text menu. Then I have Google voice send a text to my phone when I get a voicemail. I then went to my phone and signed out of google voice on my phone. I still get a text when I get a voicemail but my sms notifications go to the message app only, no double notification. Hope that helps.
- 05-14-2011, 09:43 PM #15
- 05-14-2011, 11:31 PM #16
I was going to try and use it for just voicemail again. I'm tired and skimmed through this. I got confused a bit. I'm sure it's not as hard as figuring out how to fix it after Google messes some things up.
I don't get enough voicemails at this point to care. I'll do it the old fashion way. Just don't understand why the sprint visual voicemail app won't work.
- 05-16-2011, 02:34 PM #17
So, hopefully I'll get it right this time, as I'm starting from scratch again. I'll start by getting Google Voice working right, and then build from there.
Got it working right, but I did notice - it's interesting that we're actually downgrading to 4.2.24... Hope that new versions of the Google Voice app that come out won't make us jump through these hoops in order to have everything set up without the GV integration with Sprint. I like my dual phone number set up.