1. huskers15's Avatar
    Are there any apps out there that just uses data to send out texts?? Is it possible to save $20?

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    05-01-2014 08:04 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    $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.
    05-01-2014 08:09 AM
  3. huskers15's Avatar
    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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    05-01-2014 08:11 AM
  4. Gekko's Avatar
    how much data per month do you typically use?
    05-01-2014 08:20 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    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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    05-01-2014 08:53 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    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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    05-01-2014 08:53 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    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.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    05-01-2014 09:23 AM
  8. huskers15's Avatar
    I use Google voice. AFAIK, there is no way to send it from your number for free.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    BBM uses text or data? Problem is not everyone uses it.

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    05-01-2014 10:44 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    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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    05-01-2014 11:43 AM
  10. huskers15's Avatar
    Mms doesn't work with Google voice

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    05-01-2014 01:44 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    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.
    05-01-2014 02:45 PM
  12. diesteldorf's Avatar
    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.
    05-03-2014 11:38 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    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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    05-04-2014 01:02 AM
  14. diesteldorf's Avatar
    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.
    05-04-2014 10:01 AM

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