View Poll Results: Do you use Google Voice with your Droid?

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  • Yes.

    93 80.17%
  • No.

    11 9.48%
  • What's Google Voice?

    4 3.45%
  • Still waiting on an invite!

    8 6.90%
07-27-2010 08:15 AM
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  1. asdr24's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone else has tried to use Google Voice as their main phone line. It's pretty nice if you have a plan that has friends and family cause it gives you unlimited minutes not to mention the free texting that Google provides. I have been doing it for a while now and wouldn't have it any other way. Anyone else do this?
    06-08-2010 01:08 PM
  2. zeiroe's Avatar
    i mainly use google voice for the voicemail and the auto forwarding to my work cell when my droid doesn't have signal. Works got sprint and nextel towers that seem to drown out the verizon signal
    06-08-2010 02:05 PM
  3. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I use it exclusively.
    06-08-2010 02:37 PM
  4. p08757's Avatar
    I am doing this as well.
    06-08-2010 04:47 PM
  5. lawdawgmon's Avatar
    I use it 100% and the seamless integration on the Droid more than make up for my missing WebOs. It's what made me switch.
    06-08-2010 05:38 PM
  6. prometheus's Avatar
    I maintain offices in 2 different towns (1000 miles apart). I need to appear "local" in both towns. So, I use my google voice number a LOT.

    My boss carries 2 phones and pays Verizon every month for both lines. I just laugh at him.

    Google voice RULES!!!
    06-08-2010 05:45 PM
  7. DeeMat's Avatar
    Dont use it as my main line, but use it as my main voicemail.
    06-08-2010 06:26 PM
  8. terpitude71's Avatar
    i also use it exclusively for voicemail. if i had multiple phones or if i didnt have unlimited text i would probably consider it, but for now it does fine for me on the voicemail end
    06-08-2010 06:39 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I've tried, but I get MMS messages. Yes, I can just tell them to email it to me, but a lot of times, it isn't messages that I even know are being sent.

    Some are surprise pics or even those chain text messages with gifs which actually come in as an mms.

    For anything I'm buying/selling, I use it though.
    06-08-2010 06:41 PM
  10. anon(3653)'s Avatar
    I use it for text messaging (dropped my package with Verizon), group specific voice mail, and the number I give out to anyone new to me.
    06-08-2010 06:48 PM
  11. corydunbar's Avatar
    The only thing that is holding me back from using Google Voice exclusively is that i cannot set each individual contact to have their own voicemail response like i can with youmail. I'm hoping Google will enable this soon.
    06-08-2010 07:22 PM
  12. pjjanak's Avatar
    The only thing that is holding me back from using Google Voice exclusively is that i cannot set each individual contact to have their own voicemail response like i can with youmail. I'm hoping Google will enable this soon.
    Yes you can. If you go into your Google voice contacts on the website, you search for whoever you want, and then edit their voice mail settings. Then you can record a special greeting just for them. I have one set up for my girlfriend .

    Peter
    06-08-2010 07:26 PM
  13. corydunbar's Avatar
    Can you set .mp3 files or do they have to be personal recordings?
    06-08-2010 07:34 PM
  14. pjjanak's Avatar
    Can you set .mp3 files or do they have to be personal recordings?
    You have to use personal recordings.

    Peter
    06-08-2010 07:47 PM
  15. corydunbar's Avatar
    If you go to the GV website you can cast a vote/suggestion at what features users want added to GV. Suggest a feature for Google Voice - Google Voice Help everyone should check this out and also send the suggestion that pre-recorded .mp3 files should be able to be set as voicemail messages
    06-08-2010 08:03 PM
  16. johnny99's Avatar
    I installed Google Voice the day I bought the Droid. Never bothered to memorize the Verizon phone number. I just give everyone my Google Voice phone number.
    06-09-2010 12:41 PM
  17. asdr24's Avatar
    Wow I'm surprised to see how many people actually use GV. I figured it had a following but would have never guessed this many people use it. Cheers to you all!
    06-09-2010 01:12 PM
  18. takeshi's Avatar
    Yup. GV's also very handy for dealing with unwanted callers. IMO, being able to send/receive SMS and check voicemail via a PC is a plus as well.
    06-09-2010 04:43 PM
  19. nox's Avatar
    I use it whenever handing out numbers to new people I meet, and I use for voicemail.
    Gotta love that visual voicemail.
    06-09-2010 06:20 PM
  20. funkytoad's Avatar
    I've been waiting for my invite (submitted email numerous times) since Nov '09. I seem to be doing ok without it, but don't have a clue what I'm missing.
    06-10-2010 12:10 PM
  21. asdr24's Avatar
    I've been waiting for my invite (submitted email numerous times) since Nov '09. I seem to be doing ok without it, but don't have a clue what I'm missing.
    PM your email address to me and I'll try to send you an invite!
    06-10-2010 12:21 PM
  22. funkytoad's Avatar
    But wait ...
    06-10-2010 12:23 PM
  23. funkytoad's Avatar
    I need 5 posts to PM you!
    06-10-2010 12:24 PM
  24. johnny99's Avatar
    If you really really want a GV invitation, you can probably buy one on EBay for a few dollars.
    06-11-2010 01:13 AM
  25. funkytoad's Avatar
    asdr24 hooked me up!
    06-11-2010 07:37 AM
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