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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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VoiceMac makes calls and SMSes via Google Voice. You can choose one of a GV number - which you keep, so your friends & family can recognize it - or you can port your existing phone number into GV. The incoming caller ID will show your GV number (but no name). Another option is to use Skype and validate your cell# as your Skype caller ID.


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You can turn sync on/off for each app individually from the main device settings. Under the accounts list, click on an account to turn sync on or off for that account. Alternatively, you can simply turn off notification sounds for all apps. Use the volume rocker to bring up the volume control, then click the settings icon to expand the volume control into ...


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Since Google Voice just comes in as a normal carrier call, there is no simple way to separate those calls. It doesn't pass any identifying information that the phone could use to identify it is a Google Voice call versus a carrier call. You can, however, change your Google Voice settings (on the website, not the app) so that it always shows your Google ...


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Yes you will be able to send a SMS with S-Voice.


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Unfortunately, this is not possible with setting Google Voice to forward the caller number to your phone. When someone calls you using your Google Voice number and you set it up to go straight to your phone, the system spoofs the caller's number and sends it to your phone; the VoIP part of the call ends when Voice connects your caller to you, it's your ...


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On Android 4.1.x with enabled native SIP call stack: Internet Call Settings > Enable Incoming Calls If you set your DID account correctly and your SIP provider supports DID, then you will be able to receieve calls.


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Not sure if you mean you still want to use GV services, but with your phones' native number? Or do you mean you want to completely circumvent using GV sometimes? If you meant still use GV, but with your native number: Voice->Settings->This phone's number Then just choose your phone's native number (you're still using GV services, but caller-id will show ...


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Unfortunately currently there is no way to make a pure VoIP outbound call via Google Voice on Android. Previously, you could initiate a free call from Gmail on your PC, then press the * key on the keypad which would transfer the call to all other numbers connected to your GV account, and then you'd pick up the "call" on your cell phone and continue the ...


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If in your settings for Google Voice, you enable the feature to have your voicemail translated to text, then you have the option to: send an E-mail notifying you when you get a text or voice mail, Then your reader will read your E-mail notifications and you will get your google voice messages and Text read to you.


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Like the people who responded said, yes you can, but you will not receive group responses - you get each response as if it was a 1-1 SMS from whoever responds to your original group SMS. Somewhat defeats the purpose of being able to do this when it can't handle things the other way around. Also incoming group messages are split the same way, as if it was a ...


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There are a few options available, depending on what your needs are exactly. Option 1 - Manually route specific calls through google voice Before I had a smartphone, this was how I routed all my calls. Basically, for every contact, I stored their regular number as well as a Google Voice number. The GV number was my own GV number, followed by a wait, then a ...


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I'm not really sure why it happens, but I've experienced the same issue in the past with the very same phone. It usually happened when I was travelling, such that once I arrived at a new destination, I'd suddenly get text messages delivered. The issue did seem to go away when I installed a custom rom (the latest Cyanogenmod at the time). I've since gotten ...


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Here is the google play link for Google Voice, if that's what you have been looking for. Total offline answering machine functionality is not possible due to androids technical barriers. See this thread on XDA. You can use apps like YouMail Visual Voicemail which sounds promising. If not, you can easily find many alternatives after a quick search on google ...


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There's an app I used to use specifically for this. It's called Voice+. You dial a number, it asks you which of your google voice connected numbers to call. However, this app catches the intent from when you dial a phone number. The Nexus 7 doesn't have the Phone app installed. You could try installing another dialer app like Go Contacts Ex and see if ...


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