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    Default How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Are there any apps out there that just uses data to send out texts?? Is it possible to save $20?

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    $20/month for text messaging in 2014? wow that's a crime. why not call Verizon and switch plans? or better yet free yourself from those heavy chains and buy an unlocked Nexus 5 direct from Google and switch to prepaid no-contract AT&T GoPhone or Straight Talk.

    New GoPhone Plans with Unlimited Text to Mexico, Canada, and over 100 Other Countries

    good luck.
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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    I have unlimited data and I am deaf. So I rely on text a lot. Going over 2,000 a month.

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    how much data per month do you typically use?
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    Yes there are apps that can be used for text like Google voice but people would have to text the Google voice number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    how much data per month do you typically use?
    He shouldn't give up unlimited Verizon data until they force it... Especially since he doesn't need unlimited minutes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Yes there are apps that can be used for text like Google voice but people would have to text the Google voice number.

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    I use Google voice. AFAIK, there is no way to send it from your number for free.

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I use Google voice. AFAIK, there is no way to send it from your number for free.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    BBM uses text or data? Problem is not everyone uses it.

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by huskers15 View Post
    BBM uses text or data? Problem is not everyone uses it.

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    He said Google voice. It will use data for texts but it will just be a different number.

    With Google voice you can text normal numbers.. The other person doesn't have to be using it.

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Mms doesn't work with Google voice

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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by huskers15 View Post
    Mms doesn't work with Google voice

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    Correct no mms in Google voice. You can use email, Facebook, Dropbox or whatever if you want to avoid sending mms through the carrier.
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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Not to go off topic, but do you have a lot of trouble receiving MMS? I always wonder if Google will have the ability to fix on their end, since there will be changes to Google Voice in mid-May.
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    Default Re: How can I save $20 from unlimited text messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by diesteldorf View Post
    Not to go off topic, but do you have a lot of trouble receiving MMS? I always wonder if Google will have the ability to fix on their end, since there will be changes to Google Voice in mid-May.
    MMS via Google voice doesn't work apparently they said.

    If you mean receiving MMS via Verizon.. You shouldn't have an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    MMS via Google voice doesn't work apparently they said.
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    I should've clarified. I know it doesn't work, but he had given alternatives to send MMS (DropBox, email, etc). I didn't know if he had any alternatives for receiving. Some carriers will automatically forward the picture to your Gmail address, but Verizon and AT&T won't.

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