1. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    Is there any way or App (without rooting) that allows the native messaging App to send/receive text messages with Google Voice?
    09-12-2013 12:34 PM
  2. Kronk734's Avatar
    Sliding Messenger has this option and it's free and a great app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ssaging_donate
    09-12-2013 12:45 PM
  3. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    I clicked on the link. It says $1.99? And the description doesn't mention GV?

    Nonetheless, I'm willing to spend $1.99 (or more). Only want to know:

    1. It will replace the Native Messaging App?
    2. I can send/receive SMS with my Data Plan only using GV?
    3. When I send messages, it will show my GV #?
    4. When I receive messages, I will see the number the message is being sent from?

    TIA!


    Sliding Messenger has this option and it's free and a great app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ssaging_donate
    09-12-2013 01:06 PM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    Google Voice lets you send SMS through the native app.
    I
    09-12-2013 02:09 PM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    An interesting rant regarding SMS to/from Google Voice: Scott Troyer Blog How Google Voice & Texting Could Ruin Your Life
    09-12-2013 02:43 PM
  6. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    Not sure if this is true if you ONLY have a data plan (as I do). If so, how to set it up?

    Google Voice lets you send SMS through the native app.
    I
    09-12-2013 06:17 PM
  7. jairusz's Avatar
    You can give this app a try as it can be used with both carrier and Google voice if needed. I have this on my Nexus 7 so I don't know how well this works with the carrier number.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...stockmmswithgv
    09-12-2013 06:52 PM
  8. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    Not sure if this is true if you ONLY have a data plan (as I do). If so, how to set it up?
    Why is Google Voice so important to you if you only have a data plan? Why don't you use something like Pinger Text Free?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-12-2013 08:56 PM
  9. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    Because my phone/text number that everybody knows is a GV Number. Also, I prefer to use the Native Text App if possible. I route my Voice Calls through Skype In/Out (GoogleVoice forwards to my Skype In Number, and my outgoing calls display my GV Number). For Voice Calls, I AM able to use the Native Phone App; it gives me a choice and I select Skype. I'm trying to achieve similar functionality for Text Messages using the Native App and my GV Number.
    09-12-2013 09:13 PM
  10. Kronk734's Avatar
    When I got it was free, maybe now not free anymore.

    1. Yes you just set it as default program, that's what I do
    2. I think so on this one. I use this program for regular SMS but I do have a GV number and I just tried and it works but I have a sms and data plan. Email developer and ask, he is very friendly.
    3. Yes just tried it and showed my GV number to my work cell which I sent a message to
    4. Yes when I responded it showed my work cell number
    09-13-2013 07:19 AM
  11. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    Thanks to all for the ideas. I wrote the developer, and am still researching. One more question came to mind:

    The default Phone App ASKS me if i want to use Skype or Google Voice when I try to place a call with it. (Again, I have a Data Only Plan). So, why doesn't the default Messaging App ask me if I want to use another App for my SMS?
    09-13-2013 02:57 PM
  12. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    Thanks to all for the ideas. I wrote the developer, and am still researching. One more question came to mind:

    The default Phone App ASKS me if i want to use Skype or Google Voice when I try to place a call with it. (Again, I have a Data Only Plan). So, why doesn't the default Messaging App ask me if I want to use another App for my SMS?
    Probably because you don't have a sim with a phone number. The native messaging app doesn't recognize using a data plan for SMS.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-13-2013 04:15 PM
  13. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    Understood. BUT, the Default Phone Application doesn't recognize using a data plan for Phone Calls. Yet it's nice enough to ask me if I want to use Skype or Google Voice. Why can't the Default Messaging App be as nice?

    Probably because you don't have a sim with a phone number. The native messaging app doesn't recognize using a data plan for SMS.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-13-2013 08:19 PM
  14. gone down south's Avatar
    Install another SMS program and it'll ask you the first time.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-13-2013 09:37 PM
  15. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    I installed TextNow (already had Google Voice). Stock Messaging App still does not ask.

    Install another SMS program and it'll ask you the first time.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-14-2013 12:40 PM
  16. ragnarokx's Avatar
    If you're willing to flash a custom ROM (CyanogenMod), Voice+ may be what you're looking for: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07...-google-voice/

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-15-2013 08:51 AM
  17. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    The stock phone app does recognize using a data plan for phone service. When you open the dialer and go into the settings menu, you will see Internet Call Settings. The stock messaging app looks for info from the sim card.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-15-2013 11:00 AM

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