08-17-2011 04:39 PM
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  1. colestein's Avatar
    Sorry for forum dumping. I did a search first, I promise.

    As we know, visual voicemail doesn't work with the Nexus S for Sprint. (Does it work if I root?)
    I tried to do the google voice thing as Sprint suggested but it seems to take over my texts. They no longer go through handsent or stock text app. That's annoying to me for some reason and the text features on google voice are somewhat limited.

    So.. is there a way to get google voice to ONLY handle voicemail and nothing else? I really miss my visual voicemail? I'm using "youmail" but I feel weird about a 3rd party hosting my VM, especially when I pay Sprint a monthly fee.

    Any advice or magic bullets as to how to make google voice do what I want, or to make visual voicemail work?

    Thanks
    08-07-2011 10:10 PM
  2. chud's Avatar
    Did you check out all the settings available on the GV website?
    08-07-2011 11:06 PM
  3. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Go to gv website. Disable integration. Sign out of gv on your phone. Go to market and make sure you have the latest version of gv. Really make sure though. It didn't have an update button for me. Just install.

    Go into gv app now do as you did before but hit the skip button. It will take you through and set up the voicemail only.
    08-07-2011 11:38 PM
  4. chud's Avatar
    Oooooooooooor, before he does all that, he can just uncheck the Receive Text Messages On This Phone box.
    08-08-2011 12:20 AM
  5. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    You mean check it. Because he doesn't want Google voice to so it. But then he needs to turn off all gv notifications for it. Getting voicemail through email.
    08-08-2011 06:24 AM
  6. chud's Avatar
    You mean check it. Because he doesn't want Google voice to so it. But then he needs to turn off all gv notifications for it. Getting voicemail through email.
    No, I mean uncheck it.

    For starters, he needs to clarify if he's using his Sprint number as his Google Voice number or if he's using his Sprint number AND a Google Voice number. If the latter then he can absolutely manage voicemails through the app while still using whichever messaging app for texts.
    08-08-2011 09:24 AM
  7. colestein's Avatar
    I really feel like an ***** today but appreciate you guys helping out.
    What I wanted was my old sprint visual voicemail. Heck, I'd be fine with regular voicemail but there's no notification icon.

    I've only got one number, it's my sprint number. I understand I have to make that my google voice number, which I did.
    I (thought i did) checked/unchecked the appropriate boxes. It stopped sending me transcribed texts of my voicemails but still took over the receipt of all of my texts. I suppose I should dump youmail and keep trying different configurations until I find something that works. I was hoping someone knew the magic step I was missing...
    Thanks again. Sorry to be a noob. I'm really trying to learn.
    If I can't get voicemail down, then rooting seems like it's out of the question. Yikes!
    08-08-2011 11:26 AM
  8. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    No, I mean uncheck it.

    For starters, he needs to clarify if he's using his Sprint number as his Google Voice number or if he's using his Sprint number AND a Google Voice number. If the latter then he can absolutely manage voicemails through the app while still using whichever messaging app for texts.
    I'm going by the title which would indicate that he has integration if his texts are coming through GV.

    1) Sprint Visual Voicemail does not work on the Nexus
    2) As far as I know the notification for REGULAR sprint voicemail does come up. It did when I had it.
    3) He integrated his Sprint number with GV to get GV+S. However, he doesn't want the texts to be handled through GV. If he wanted to have voicemail through GV but no texts he has 2 options:

    A) With current GV+S Configuration: you can enable text messages to your phone through the regular SMS app my CHECKING the box for messages. This will cause double notification from both apps. You THEN! have to turn off notifications to your GV app if you don't want double notifications. BUT, if you want your voicemail notifcations you'll have to have them forwarded to your email because it won't come through with notifications off. (You can still listen to them through there).

    B)To uae GV JUST FOR VOICEMAIL: Go onto the GV website. Disable Sprint integration. Go to your app on your phone. Sign out. MAKE SURE you have the newest version of GV. Go to the market. If there is and install button install. (OR if it says update update). THEN, the next time you open up your GV app you will have the option to SKIP integration. Which, will then guide you through signing in and setting up voicemail (visual) for GV. It will give you a number to dial and click through the steps. Then you won't have integration. you want have SMS through the app (unless to your GV number) and your missed calls with forward to gv number for voicemail.
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    08-08-2011 11:53 AM
  9. chud's Avatar
    Now that I know he's using his Sprint number I would have him either get an actual Google Voice number or do your B method.

    I DIDN'T KNOW FOR SURE, OK????????
    08-08-2011 12:48 PM
  10. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Now that I know he's using his Sprint number I would have him either get an actual Google Voice number or do your B method.

    I DIDN'T KNOW FOR SURE, OK????????
    Neither did I. I just assumed by the title, lol. .
    08-08-2011 01:35 PM
  11. NOMster's Avatar
    My set up is: integrated option B. Inbox sync and Notifications turned off in Google voice app. Notifications turned on in messaging.
    When I get a text telling me I have a voicemail, I open the Google voice app and it refreshes instantly. I listen to the new message. Easier than gmail setup IMO because it can all be done from the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    08-08-2011 01:38 PM
  12. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    My set up is: integrated option B. Inbox sync and Notifications turned off in Google voice app. Notifications turned on in messaging.
    When I get a text telling me I have a voicemail, I open the Google voice app and it refreshes instantly. I listen to the new message. Easier than gmail setup IMO because it can all be done from the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    I like the setup. Yes, (I did email instead of SMS notification for voicemail though). However, I'm afraid of GV+S sprint. I've had so many issues with it. Such as not receiving phone calls ALL day because of a bug on someones end. Had to disable to receive calls. I don't get many phone calls; so, when I do: they are usually important and I can't be missing them.

    I just use GV for voicemail. And, not that I've used it; but, I feel it more useful to be able to dial from a second number instead of mine from my phone.
    08-08-2011 01:41 PM
  13. chud's Avatar
    And, not that I've used it; but, I feel it more useful to be able to dial from a second number instead of mine from my phone.
    I really wish there was a way to do the full integration and also have a second number. MightyText works well enough for PC texting but the Chrome extension for Google Voice works better. That's the ONLY thing I miss about full integration but I use multiple numbers daily.
    08-08-2011 02:00 PM
  14. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I really wish there was a way to do the full integration and also have a second number. MightyText works well enough for PC texting but the Chrome extension for Google Voice works better. That's the ONLY thing I miss about full integration but I use multiple numbers daily.
    I miss being able to text from a computer; but, I'm usually not on a computer so... not really missed I guess. And, the ability to ring other phones with my sprint number; but, since I spend most of my day near a EXT phone I don't need it. And have airave now so I don't need to ring the house phone anymore. I can use my phone.
    08-08-2011 02:04 PM
  15. colestein's Avatar
    I'm dumb! Thanks for your help!
    08-08-2011 03:30 PM
  16. AndroidOne's Avatar
    I'm dumb! Thanks for your help!
    You are not dumb, dealing with too many new things at once can be overwhelming... hang in there, it will start to make sense soon.
    08-08-2011 05:58 PM
  17. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    You are not dumb, dealing with too many new things at once can be overwhelming... hang in there, it will start to make sense soon.
    If it makes him feel any better; When I switched from Blackberry to Android I used the regular email app for my GMAIL for like 3 days. (Not knowing to use the Gmail app). Not sure how long I would have been using it if the regular email app pushed notifications and actually synced my inbox on the epic... otherwise I wouldn't have looked for the problem.
    08-08-2011 07:12 PM
  18. d14racer24's Avatar
    I've read through this, and I'm not quite sure I understand how to only do VM. I don't remember seeing anything during the setup to not receive texts. I don't see anything in my online GV settings to disable Sprint integration. I have a check box for "Receive text messages on this phone," which I have unchecked but am still receiving text messages through GV. I signed out of GV on my phone, and it said it would remove all my settings, so I did that and signed back in. I'm not sure if this solved any issue as I haven't had any texts yet. This seems like it is a lot harder than it should be, IMO. Also, so GV handles all my calls now? Instead of what? I was a little concerned that one of the posters was not receiving calls because, like him/her, I don't get very many calls, but the ones I do are typically important.

    Sorry for my ignorance, I'm new to the whole GV on the phone. I'm used to just managing it online, having a dummy number and it ringing multiple lines at once.
    08-13-2011 11:07 AM
  19. chud's Avatar
    there is a step in the setup where google voice integrates your SPRINT number and turns it into your Google Voice number.

    go to the GV webpage of your account and look and see what number is displayed.
    08-13-2011 11:34 AM
  20. d14racer24's Avatar
    Oh ok, I do remember that step. I told it to use my Sprint number for GV instead of the number I previously had set up for GV. When I go to my online settings it is set to my Sprint number.
    08-13-2011 12:05 PM
  21. porthos7's Avatar
    could someone explain how to go from google voice to google voice lite? instructions would be helpful for those of us NOT in the know! Thanks!
    08-13-2011 07:41 PM
  22. d14racer24's Avatar
    could someone explain how to go from google voice to google voice lite? instructions would be helpful for those of us NOT in the know! Thanks!
    Google Voice Lite? I've never heard of such a thing.
    08-14-2011 11:32 AM
  23. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Google Voice Lite? I've never heard of such a thing.
    It's the free version, lol.
    08-14-2011 11:57 AM
  24. chud's Avatar
    It's a way to use Google Voice without getting a separate Google Voice number. You lose a couple of features and I don't really see the point to be honest.
    08-14-2011 01:33 PM
  25. NOMster's Avatar
    I've read through this, and I'm not quite sure I understand how to only do VM. I don't remember seeing anything during the setup to not receive texts. I don't see anything in my online GV settings to disable Sprint integration. I have a check box for "Receive text messages on this phone," which I have unchecked but am still receiving text messages through GV. I signed out of GV on my phone, and it said it would remove all my settings, so I did that and signed back in. I'm not sure if this solved any issue as I haven't had any texts yet. This seems like it is a lot harder than it should be, IMO. Also, so GV handles all my calls now? Instead of what? I was a little concerned that one of the posters was not receiving calls because, like him/her, I don't get very many calls, but the ones I do are typically important.

    Sorry for my ignorance, I'm new to the whole GV on the phone. I'm used to just managing it online, having a dummy number and it ringing multiple lines at once.
    If youve set up integration then In the app click menu->settings. Turn text messages on and inbox sync off. This will stop Google voice from alerting you of texts. They will still show up on the webpage and the app when u open it but they will not cause a notification. And you can use any app you choose to do messaging I.e. handcent, chomp etc.
    When you get a text from your own number open the voice app and it will auto refresh. Then you can listen to the voicemail as usual.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    08-14-2011 10:45 PM
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