10-26-2011 02:23 PM
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  1. shadrap's Avatar
    There is one thing that kills me with androids on Verizon and is a hindrance for me getting the Galaxy Nexus. Visual Voicemail, why does Verizon charge $2.99 a month for this? Sprint's, visual voicemail is free on all devices. It comes standard on all iPhones on every carrier.

    I know there are some that will say just use Google Voice, but that is just not good enough. It should come standard. Why do I have to use a workaround with Google Voice?

    During the Galaxy Nexus introduction they showed Visual Voicemail intergration but of coarse it was GV.
    10-23-2011 10:00 AM
  2. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    What's wrong with Google Voice?
    10-23-2011 10:28 AM
  3. shadrap's Avatar
    With Google Voice you have to go through the process of forwarding your phone number to Google Voice to use the Voicemail feature. Simple enough, I just don't see why added steps are necessary when they are not. Sprint is free Visual Voicemail and all iPhones have it free.
    10-23-2011 10:35 AM
  4. DaPoets's Avatar
    Sorry your complaint is kinda lame. GoogleVoice is a must have. Unlimited text from your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, can listen to all your voicemails from those devices, custom greeting messages based on who is calling, and it's all free. Google Voice is far beyond visual voicemail so don't put it in the same category. Oh and it's free.
    ManBearPig618 and yiwen615 like this.
    10-23-2011 10:48 AM
  5. EggoEspada's Avatar
    I think ICS has native Visual Voicemail now, doesn't it? Pretty sure they showed it off in their presentation.

    Sent from my ADR6400L
    10-23-2011 10:51 AM
  6. shadrap's Avatar
    What I am saying is why, why do I have to use it? Why with Verizon and Android do I have to use a work around. Dial * something or another to send my voicemails to GV so that I receive visual voicemail.

    Google Voice is nice and all, but I honestly don't like using it for anything but my other business line.
    10-23-2011 10:53 AM
  7. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I still don't understand the problem. It's not like you have to dial a separate number to access your voicemails, and you also don't have to hand out a second number for anyone to dial. You set up Google Voice once and then from that point forward it is completely transparent.

    This is simply complaining just to complain.
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    10-23-2011 11:05 AM
  8. qnet's Avatar
    I love google voice. I have customized emails for my clients and family & friends. What's nice is, it will work even better on the Galaxy Nexus because it will be integrated within the visual voicemail on the phone.
    10-23-2011 11:18 AM
  9. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I still don't understand the problem. It's not like you have to dial a separate number to access your voicemails, and you also don't have to hand out a second number for anyone to dial. You set up Google Voice once and then from that point forward it is completely transparent.

    This is simply complaining just to complain.
    Gonna have to agree with this. Complaining for the sake of complaining.

    It has nothing to do with Android. You would have to do the same for any phone that doesn't support VVM, or if you din't want to pay for it.


    I say deal with it, find another phone, or find another phone + carrier.
    pwninobrlan likes this.
    10-23-2011 11:22 AM
  10. TuxDotKing's Avatar
    Ummm what exactly is the problem here? You get your Galaxy Nexus, and you continue to pay the $3 a month you have been paying, and that's it. Unless you weren't on Verizon earlier, in which you stay on your carrier and get the GNex.
    10-23-2011 11:32 AM
  11. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    Yeah...I mean GV is a one time setup. After that you have the visual voicemail everyone else has. I'm not seeing the problem.
    10-23-2011 11:33 AM
  12. Mr. Poppalopolis's Avatar
    I thought that the integrated VVM in ICS is Google Voice, meaning if you install it you will get all of the VVM features shown off in ICS. It is completely transparent after you dial a number once to set it up, and if you really don't like using it then no one is making you.
    10-23-2011 11:33 AM
  13. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    The only thing stopping me from porting my VZW # to GV (it can be done without an ETF), is the lack of MMS support. Its in the works as far as I know.

    Once that happens... Ill be porting and be able to save myself over $100 a year by dropping Verizon's SMS.
    10-23-2011 11:47 AM
  14. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I am curious how it can done without an ETF?
    10-23-2011 11:50 AM
  15. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I am curious how it can done without an ETF?
    YMMV

    How to Port Your Number to Google Voice Without Paying an Arm and a Leg
    10-23-2011 11:53 AM
  16. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Allow me to caution you that there is an excellent chance your unlimited data plan will be canceled with this process (if you have one).
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    10-23-2011 11:57 AM
  17. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Allow me to caution you that there is an excellent chance your unlimited data plan will be canceled with this process (if you have one).
    You are absolutely right!.... Oh well.

    Thanks for the warning/advice.
    10-23-2011 11:58 AM
  18. robrecht's Avatar
    You don't have to port your number to use all the free texting. Just give out your new Google number to people as your new number. O personally don't do that but have heard of others doing this.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    10-23-2011 12:10 PM
  19. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    You don't have to port your number to use all the free texting. Just give out your new Google number to people as your new number. O personally don't do that but have heard of others doing this.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    Thats the way to do it ... AND, if its the case, you still get to keep unlimited data.
    10-23-2011 01:04 PM
  20. azdmelani's Avatar
    Sorry your complaint is kinda lame. GoogleVoice is a must have. Unlimited text from your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, can listen to all your voicemails from those devices, custom greeting messages based on who is calling, and it's all free. Google Voice is far beyond visual voicemail so don't put it in the same category. Oh and it's free.
    Can someone explain how this works? I have a google voice number. Do I have to forward to my cell or port my mobile number?
    ppeklak likes this.
    10-23-2011 04:33 PM
  21. jdbower's Avatar
    It depends on what you want to do. If you want your current number as your GV number you need to port, but you'll probably lose unlimited data and may end up with an ETF (the link above showed how you can avoid the ETF, but it seems like a lot of work to make sure it happens correctly).

    What I did was use the GV number search tool to get a number very close to my mobile number. I started giving out my GV number and updated my friends' contact information. To activate it as your voicemail just dial *71 followed by your GV number and hit send (*717325551234 if your GV number is 732-555-1234). This way your phone contract info doesn't change but you do need to get people to start calling your GV number instead of your mobile if you care about other GV features like ringing multiple lines or SMS. Some more info on the call forwarding:
    Calling Features: No Answer/Busy Transfer
    azdmelani likes this.
    10-23-2011 04:44 PM
  22. borgey401's Avatar
    this complaint is hella lame....... google voice is one of the most essential apps you can have. dude, it takes literally 1 minute to setup. it's not that serious at all........ can i have the 10 seconds that it took to reply to this back please?
    10-23-2011 05:55 PM
  23. Rominucka's Avatar
    I agree with the OP. It's a matter of principle. vZw is the most expensive carrier and yet they still charge for nonsense like VVM. Don't even get me started on text messages!

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    takehull likes this.
    10-23-2011 06:09 PM
  24. borgey401's Avatar
    I agree with the OP. It's a matter of principle. vZw is the most expensive carrier and yet they still charge for nonsense like VVM. Don't even get me started on text messages!

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    Then maybe it's time you leave VZW? Ohh yes that's right you're stuck on ya moms family plan...... hahahaha.......... i kid i kid
    10-23-2011 06:14 PM
  25. DaPoets's Avatar
    this thread should just be deleted.
    10-23-2011 06:51 PM
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