Google Voice and Default SMS App
For those using Google Voice on the Incredible, is there a way to get SMS to my Verizon number to go to Google Voice instead?
I gave most people my new GV number but there are still some texting my VZW phone number.
Probably not possible, but just curious.
- 05-14-2010, 09:47 PM #2
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- 05-15-2010, 10:27 AM #8
Google voice uses your data connection to send and receive sms through the GV app. to your GV number. You are carrier independent. Everything is handled through an SSL connection with the google servers.
Last edited by Qazme; 05-15-2010 at 10:32 AM.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 05-15-2010, 11:21 AM #9
Last edited by spicedham; 05-15-2010 at 11:26 AM.
- 05-15-2010, 01:09 PM #10
"Go into your GV account, click Settings, then below the mobile phone number, there is an "edit" box. Click that. Make sure that the box:
Receive SMS on this phone (mobile phones only)
You will need a data plan (internet) for your phone though. This way you can forward your sms txts to your email and not be charged for sms by your carrier.
Well ain't that a crappy deal. I thought GV was supposed to be "free" with a data plan. Another reason I don't want GV. Why pay for sms when you can use GTalk and it's free. lawl. Thanks for the heads up spicedham!
One thing I did notice though, if you uncheck it to send sms to your phone and use their website you won't be charged. But then they don't get delivered to your phone either. What a crappy setup, carriers should give free sms to phone plans by now.
But then after doing some more looking:
According to a guy in that thread he says his texts still showed up through GV without going through Verizon. So what's the real answer?
Last edited by Qazme; 05-15-2010 at 01:13 PM.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 05-15-2010, 06:03 PM #11Palm Treo 650 > Treo 700p > BB Curve 8330 > DInc (r) > Rezound (r) > OG Moto X
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OK, I have a question. Now that I have GV, I like people using my GV number to call and text me at. My GV app works fine receiving SMS messages. But I'm still receiving a text in my Messages app from the GV number telling me I have a text. I don't want messages going here as I read and respond to them through the GV app. How do I stop these texts going to my Messages app?
Do I go into GV on the web and uncheck receives SMS on this phone? I'm still unclear of what this option does...
Sorry for sounding like a noob. GV is a cool program/feature, but still a bit confusing on me where GV starts and my VZW service stops lol. Thanks so much everyone!!
- 05-15-2010, 11:30 PM #13
Any of you guys using Google Voice also using the SMS Popup app? I was using this with the standard messaging app and loved it (came from an iPhone, loved those popups, old habits die hard lol).
However, it doesn't seem to work with Google Voice. Based on searching it seems like it's supposed to but I can't figure it out.
Wondering if anyone out there has experience with it.