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Yes! I use Google Voice for texting. It's great. Notifications are reliable, there have been no delays in receiving messages (or others receiving mine), and of course you can access it from your computer as well. Super handy, and no SMS charge. As for voice calls, I also used to use it for that. The app manages everything nicely for outgoing calls -- ...


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I think you might be misunderstanding how GV handles messages. Receiving Messages: When someone sends an SMS to your GV number it is received by Google and placed in your GV inbox - the setting you mention doesn't change that functionality, so either way you choose to have the app configured your GV SMS messages will still be available in the GV app (and, ...


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You can do this with an app called GrooveIP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gvoip I have it on my OG Droid, which is no longer activated on VZW, and use it as my "house phone" with my Google Voice number.


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A little bit yes. (See comments below) The app will make this seamless but should still use a bit of data. Edit: After checking Google Help I found this: By calling your own Google number When you call your own Google number and sign into the Google voicemail system, you’ll have the option to place a call. Just press 2 and enter the number. ...


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Evidently, the Google Voice app doesn't support conference codes or other extensions. (At least not yet.) To call an extended number through the Google Voice service, dial as though the GV app weren't installed, or as if you were calling from something other than a smartphone: Dial your own Google Voice phone number. If voicemail access isn't enabled for ...


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The Setting Profiles app can do that. From their site: What if I don’t want to miss an important call while I’m on mute? You can overwrite current sound settings with a rule based on Incoming Call condition. Here is how to: Create a new rule Add Incoming Call condition and set it to your preferred contacts group (like VIP or Family) ...


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Take a look at the Choosing your Google number page in their help section. Specifically, have a look at the "Learn more about the difference between the two options" expandable link. The gist is that unless you have Sprint, choosing to use your mobile number will simply allow you to port your mobile number and turn it into your GVoice number or continue ...


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From Al Everett's comment, I decided to try signing out of the application (which gives a warning about deleting all data) and signing back in, figuring that would be a less extreme step than going to manage applications clear data (although maybe it does the same thing). It seems to have fixed the problem


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I still haven't tried Voice Choice, but I just downloaded this free app: Voice Plus This looks perfect. From the description: Allows you to set rules for which number dialed will use your Google Voice number. Specify rules based on area code or by contacts (using contact groups). No more annoyance of having to press another button when dialing to choose ...


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I think you need to have Google Voice initiate your calls rather than the dialer app. Generally speaking you'd change the setting in the Voice app for "Making calls" to "Use Google Voice to make all calls". If you'd like to be prompted before the call, then you can use "Ask every time I make a call". (There's also an option to use it just for international ...


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Make sure you have updated to the latest version of the Google Voice application in the Market. Then open the app on your phone. Go to: Settings > Sync and notifications. Uncheck the "Notifications via text message" box. Back all the way out, and just for good measure, reboot your phone.


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I just found Voice Choice which claims to do what I want but I haven't tried it yet because its a big purchasing decision at $3. I will have to discuss with the family and check with my financial advisor. I'll report back if it actually does the job (or not).


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This is how Google Voice works by design. Here is the relevant exert from the Help article: Each time you place a call, instead of dialing the number you want to reach, Google Voice dials a US-based direct access number. The Google Voice server then forwards your call to the actual destination number. This allows for faster call setup and the ...


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This isn't the cleanest solution, but it's an option: If you set up your google voice number so SMS messages are forwarded to your phone, every time somebody texts you, you will receive that text from a 406 area code phone number. If you send a message back to that number, it will reach your that person, and appear to them as if it came from your google ...


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Just a note - I recently noticed that the GV app setting Receive text messages → Via the message app no longer duplicates the message locally on your phone as described in the original answer. Instead, it simply toggles the GV Inbox setting Receive text messages on this phone. I verified this by: enabling the feature via the web (GV Inbox) noting that it ...


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If you have a stock Android phone, or certain more recent versions (I think gingerbread on), then you can use Talkback (either as a separate app or in the Accessibility settings), which does generic text reading on your phone, and should read most things. It does read any notifications which come through, which should include Google Voice (though I'm in the ...


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If you are using your Google Voice for another purpose, such as a SIP service for an ObiHai appliance or as a VOIP system on your PC, you will encounter problems with Voicemail not picking up. You will need to disable Google Voicemail on your phone, create a new Google Voice account, with a new number, and add your Android phone to that account. Then select ...


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You need a third-party app to recieve Wi-Fi calls. Two popular apps are GrooVeIP (paid & free) and Talkatone (paid). You could also set up Sipdroid (free), which will set up the SIP forwarding using pbxes.com. Or you could use a number of other SIP apps and set up forwarding yourself, but that gets a bit convoluted.


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This is apparently not currently possible. I'm not the only person with this desire. There's an open issue at Google (Issue 23176). In one of my searches, I found someone who says they looked into the code for the Phone app, and found that it's calling the Messaging app directly without allowing the Messaging Intent, which is what would prompt me to choose ...


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I found a simple but amazingly effective workaround solution: Any.Do for Android. Install it from Google Play. How it works for me: Decline incoming call A missed call popup will appear from Any.Do. Choose the Send Text option I think the first time you use it, you have to choose default app. Here's where you choose Google Voice and, bam, you are all ...


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You should be able to go to Settings>Manage Applications>All Applications> Go to your MMS.apk, and reset the defaults. So long as you already have Google Voice installed on your phone, The next time you try to use this feature, it should ask you which one you want to use. But IDK- No JB love on the HTC Sensation, yet.


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You can use Google Voice for any carrier in the US or Canada. What you need to do is give out your google voice number to everyone, and then use Google Voice to forward calls to your cell phone. If you switch phone numbers, you just update the forwarding number in Google Voice. And since Google is in the middle of the chain, if you don't pick up a call, ...


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From the page you link: Nextel, PowerSource, corporate, and pre-paid phones are not compatible with Google Voice. That would seem to indicate that prepaid phones are incompatible. I have no idea how Google would determine you have a prepaid phone though. Perhaps it's only some features that don't work, such as porting your phone number.


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If you to Settings --> Apps --> All, is it in the list of applications? If so, click on it, click Uninstall, and then try to reinstall it from the market. It's also possible that the market is incorrectly showing it as installed. If this is the case, try going to Settings --> Apps --> All --> Market, click Force Stop, then Clear data. The open the market ...


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It may not be the ultimate approach -- but you probably could use Clipboard Dialer (left picture) to achieve this: This little tool enables you to extract all phone numbers from what ever text is in your clipboard. It will present a list of all numbers it finds giving you an easy way to call, SMS or create a new contact. So as long as the numbers are ...


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There is no way to tell if the call is coming from Google Voice unless you change your settings to show the google voice number, but then as Chris stated, you wont know who is calling. The reason, it is not the google voice app that handles the incoming call, you can actually receive google voice calls to your phone without even having the app installed. The ...


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If you have not yet rebooted your device since this problem started, do that first, then try the following if that still doesn't correct the issue. Log in to the Google Voice site and go to Settings -> Calls and turn off Call Screening. Now see if a call will go through, you wont have to press "1" because you are no longer screening. If you do want call ...


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There's a new app in the market called "Google Voice Text Reader" or "Txt2Speech". This will read your Google voice text messages aloud. Unlike "TalkBack", it won't announce every single touch / event etc that happens on your phone, just your Google Voice messages. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mikesell.voicereader


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You can't do this with Google Voice. Apps such as Talkback can only read what you have on your input box. Since Google did not open their API, we can't really make an app for Google Voice. You could always copy the message content to your input box but that kind of defeats the purpose of having the feature of Text-To-Speech.


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This is still just my best guess, but I would definitely check to be sure that Google Voice is linked to your cell number and that it is set up to forward your calls. You should see something like this in your settings: If that's all set up properly then you might want to consider starting a discussion thread over at Google's support forum.



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