Complete Google Voice Integration

arvobowen

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I have just picked up my new phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) and I'm trying my best to not EVER show my real number to ANYONE. I have set up google voice for phone calls and it seems to work nice but now I'm trying to work with my sms/mms messaging. I can send text's out via the google voice app and it works fine but I want a more integrated solution such as the google voice calling portion.

For example... ANYTIME any app needs to make a call or I choose to make a call it ALWAYS shows my google voice number. That way at no point (making a phone call) will anyone EVER see my real phone number. This is EXACTLY the effect I want.

For texting however, I open up the google voice app and send a text and it shows it's coming from my google voice number. That's want I want too. BUT, if I open the stock messaging app by mistake or another app sends a text (using the stock messaging app) it shows my real phone number. This is NOT the effect I want.


Any ideas?
 

Scott Kenyon

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I'm not sure it's possible. I cannot get this to work myself.
Personally, I use the GV app for texting anyway, which has been mostly replaced by Hangouts.

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JudH

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For texting however, I open up the google voice app and send a text and it shows it's coming from my google voice number. That's want I want too. BUT, if I open the stock messaging app by mistake or another app sends a text (using the stock messaging app) it shows my real phone number.

Another hole--have you tested MMS? At last check only Sprint & Virgin Mobile users can send (or receive) an MMS via Google Voice. For other carriers you have to use standard MMS and your real number is going to be visible.
 

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