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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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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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In the current version you can do this easily — just type in another name/number after the first as you would in the web interface. A comma appears automatically when you click on a suggestion, and all that good stuff.


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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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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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Go to voice.google.com. Top right, click on Settings -> Voice Settings. Go to "Calls" tab. Turn Call Screening to "Off"


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From Google Voice settings (on the web, not the phone app), under phones, select your mobile number, and Edit. Uncheck "Receive SMS on this phone"


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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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If you keep using the Google Voice app for texting, it doesn't matter if you activate SMS via Hangouts. However, any texts you send out of Hangouts will go through your Verizon number, incurring carrier charges. If you are running CyanogenMod 11 ROM, you may want to look into Voice+. It's a custom app that allows you to pipe all "regular" SMS through ...


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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 was able to resolve the issue by calling Sprint and having them fix it on their end. Looks like GV doesn't properly give the phone number back when you remove the service from your phone on their website and dial *38.


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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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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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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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After a recent update of the Google Search app (version 3.5 and above), it became possible to enable "Ok Google" from any screen on Android 4.3 and above. Follow these steps: Open Google Search on your phone Go to Settings by either pressing the hardware Menu button if your device has it, or scrolling to the bottom of all cards and tapping three dots, and ...


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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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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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You mentioned that you're not a US citizen, but do you live in the US and have a US phone number? If not, Google voice is not yet available outside US, and you just have to wait for them to expand the service.


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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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No, Google Voice does not work over data. You can use a VoIP solution or do some complicated things with SIP accounts and clients to make use of your Voice account over data, but this isn't supported by Google or the Voice app.


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Go to settings > Apps > Click on the app that is being used as your default messaging medium (Google voice in your case) > Press Clear defaults.


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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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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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The only way I can think to do this would be to set up Call Screening and Caller ID like so: Then set up a contact for your Google Voice number with a custom ringtone.


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All I did was go to menu | settings | applications | Google Voice and selected Force Stop. It cleared the issue without deleting the data.



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