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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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Here's how you can turn this off in most Android builds: Look for an app called "Google Settings." By default, the icon will look like this: From there, choose "Search & Now" → "Voice" → "'Ok Google' hotword detection" and turn that setting off. If that doesn't apply to your phone's OS, you'll need to provide more info. If you are running ...


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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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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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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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Google Voice (the service) doesn't support this. Until Google adds this feature there's no way to do it. This limitation is not specifically noted anywhere official, to my knowledge. However, Voice receives group messages from supported carriers the same way it sends them - as independent messages - and this has been officially stated. Mayur Kamat (the ...


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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.


4

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 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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It looks like there is an issue with Hangouts app that causes notifications for new conversations with a given contact to be disabled by default, with no way to override this setting. On the Conversations tab, these are denoted by a bell with a strike-through: (click for larger image) Once you open such a conversation you will see a message in red saying "...


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I found this post on a google product forum and it worked for me. After you follow the steps, if it helps, I used the following service to send a test text message to my phone knowing it wouldn't be in my contacts and IT WORKED :) https://www.clickatell.com/test-sms-gateway/ Tokiyo said: Found a solution trying to fix this problem. This will give you ...


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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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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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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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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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I also think the voice recognition is a nuisance. On my phone (running CyanogenMod) the only setting I found was "Settings", "Language & Input" -> "Voice Search" then disable "Ok Google" detection. I think it was mishearing my saying "Ok Google" when it would pick up random voice commands.


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As you know the voice typing feature works by listening to microphone of the device in use and any device where you use voice typing would behave same as if the device keeps playing the audio and also try to listen to microphone at the very same time, it may end up listening to the audio that the device itself is playing and would cause conflict between 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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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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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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I figured it out. If you navigate to this page, and tick the receive text messages on this phone box all texts to Google voice will be forwarded to your phone via SMS. This generates a new number for each of your contacts that will travel between Google voice before delivery, making it so you will always show as your Google voice number to friends, even if ...


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At last, I found a solution. The problem was with the entry in sports section in Google Now. It can also happen with entry in stocks according to this article. Resetting the Google Now data fixed the issue. Steps I did: Open Google Now and click the magic wand on the bottom right which opens a Customize Google Now screen. Click the sports section and ...


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Actually you can use GV send a copy of the sms to your email. Once you have received GV's assigned email for this number you can now respond through your email and now you can respond through multiple user's or groups through the email to SMS system setup in GV. Only caveat is that you have to get a response from your intended subject after you have setup ...


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You can't copy anything from the list view, but if you tap the message to open it, then tap the "compose" button... ...then you can select the phone number from the bar at the top the normal way (by long-pressing):


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In Android, by default, you can't have access to Google Now when the phone is locked (maybe for security reasons), but there could be a lock screen widget for that. You can search for that.


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