1. almarsh78's Avatar
    I am having a problem where I cannot text to 6 digit numbers (for card balances and whatnot) because there is a +1 in front of the number. There is no way to edit the number before sending the text. I have tried deleting the contact and manually typing the 6 digit number but it still adds +1 in front of it (which gives me an error when I send the text) . This is driving me crazy... Does anyone know how to get hangouts to remove the +1?

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    04-09-2015 11:26 AM
  2. maverick7526's Avatar
    I am having a problem where I cannot text to 6 digit numbers (for card balances and whatnot) because there is a +1 in front of the number. There is no way to edit the number before sending the text. I have tried deleting the contact and manually typing the 6 digit number but it still adds +1 in front of it (which gives me an error when I send the text) . This is driving me crazy... Does anyone know how to get hangouts to remove the +1?

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    You can't. It is on by default. As more and more numbers pop up, eventually everyone will be forced to use area codes and the +1

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    04-10-2015 09:43 PM
  3. almarsh78's Avatar
    Yeah but these aren't phone numbers they are text only 6 digit numbers.

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    04-10-2015 10:53 PM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I saw a proposed solution in another forum: just dial a + in front of your six digit number. So, if you are trying to text 634721 (that's a made-up number; I have no idea what it might do if dialed ), dial +634721.

    Problem solved (supposedly).
    04-11-2015 12:08 PM
  5. Andrew Hrubik's Avatar
    This no longer works. It prompts you to invite the "+" number to hangouts rather than bypassing the "+1". I had to switch SMS to the default Android Messenger to contact the SMS code I wanted to and then switch it back to Hangouts.

    This is an annoying oversight for Google engineers.
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    06-29-2015 10:07 AM
  6. almarsh78's Avatar
    I ended up ditching hangouts altogether and changing to the default messenger. Was to much of an issue for me and messenger has been working flawlessly.

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    06-29-2015 09:46 PM
  7. Itanaman's Avatar
    I saw a proposed solution in another forum: just dial a + in front of your six digit number. So, if you are trying to text 634721 (that's a made-up number; I have no idea what it might do if dialed ), dial +634721.

    Problem solved (supposedly).
    Thank you. This worked perfectly for me!
    05-02-2016 01:37 PM
  8. Itanaman's Avatar
    This no longer works. It prompts you to invite the "+" number to hangouts rather than bypassing the "+1". I had to switch SMS to the default Android Messenger to contact the SMS code I wanted to and then switch it back to Hangouts.

    This is an annoying oversight for Google engineers.
    I just now tried the +before the number and it worked flawlessly. Perhaps you not pressing the right arrow afterwards, or this has since been fixed since you posted this last year. In my case I was trying to get my phone balance which is BAL to 7243, and got it by entering +7243 for the number.
    05-02-2016 01:40 PM

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