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    Any apps or ways to receive MMS from Google Voice 'texts' yet?

    Has a "solution" been found to receive pictures,files, etc via Google Voice or is there an app that integrates both? Not very tech and forum savy so forgive me if this topic has been beaten to death over the months/years

    thanks in advance
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    I'd love an answer to this as well.

    I just went 100% Google Voice and I'd like to mms. Sucks you can't.
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    I just tell people to send emails instead its pretty much the same now to send an email then a mms

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    Quote Originally Posted by magma_camel View Post
    I just tell people to send emails instead its pretty much the same now to send an email then a mms

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    Not a good solution.
    Not everyone in the world owns a smart phone with a data plan. Some of my friends and most of my family do not have smart phones.

    And if someone sends an mms to my phone, I don't get it. I don't even get a notification I received anything. It just disappears into the cloud somewhere.

    In today's tech world, you don't offer texting without mms functionality. It's been a few years since Google Voice has been released...and still no mms?
    Come on.

    Google Voice should AT THE VERY LEAST forward any mms to gmail so you can get it. At least I would get the image then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheathamHill View Post
    Any apps or ways to receive MMS from Google Voice 'texts' yet?
    Nope. You can't force GV to transfer MMS if it doesn't support it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    In today's tech world, you don't offer texting without mms functionality.
    You can make up whatever arbitrary rules you want but clearly Google isn't following this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    Google Voice should AT THE VERY LEAST forward any mms to gmail so you can get it. At least I would get the image then.
    Have you suggested/promoted this feature request directly with Google? Don't assume that they read forum rants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CheathamHill View Post
    Any apps or ways to receive MMS from Google Voice 'texts' yet?
    Nope. You can't force GV to transfer MMS if it doesn't support it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    In today's tech world, you don't offer texting without mms functionality.
    You can make up whatever arbitrary rules you want but clearly Google isn't following this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    Google Voice should AT THE VERY LEAST forward any mms to gmail so you can get it. At least I would get the image then.
    Have you suggested/promoted this feature request directly with Google? Don't assume that they read forum rants.
    I'll rephrase...
    What good is the non-mms texting feature in GV in today's smartphone world?

    And yes, I have suggested the feature to Google using their feature request page:
    Suggest a feature for Google Voice - Google Voice Help

    I suggest anyone who wants GV to support mms to request it using that link. It only takes 2 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by magma_camel View Post
    I just tell people to send emails instead its pretty much the same now to send an email then a mms

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    Not a good solution.
    Not everyone in the world owns a smart phone with a data plan. Some of my friends and most of my family do not have smart phones.

    And if someone sends an mms to my phone, I don't get it. I don't even get a notification I received anything. It just disappears into the cloud somewhere.

    In today's tech world, you don't offer texting without mms functionality. It's been a few years since Google Voice has been released...and still no mms?
    Come on.

    Google Voice should AT THE VERY LEAST forward any mms to gmail so you can get it. At least I would get the image then.
    People can send a mms to a email address. They don't need a smartphone to do so. My wife has a old school LG dumbphone and sends mms to my email all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennvol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by magma_camel View Post
    I just tell people to send emails instead its pretty much the same now to send an email then a mms

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    Not a good solution.
    Not everyone in the world owns a smart phone with a data plan. Some of my friends and most of my family do not have smart phones.

    And if someone sends an mms to my phone, I don't get it. I don't even get a notification I received anything. It just disappears into the cloud somewhere.

    In today's tech world, you don't offer texting without mms functionality. It's been a few years since Google Voice has been released...and still no mms?
    Come on.

    Google Voice should AT THE VERY LEAST forward any mms to gmail so you can get it. At least I would get the image then.
    People can send a mms to a email address. They don't need a smartphone to do so. My wife has a old school LG dumbphone and sends mms to my email all the time.

    Sent from my DROID PRO using DroidForums
    Hmmm...I never knew that. Good to know, thanks.
    But that still doesn't solve the problem of me sending a photo text using GV to someone's phone.

    It would be great if everyone in the world used an Android phone and we could all just use Google Talk instead of mms, sms.
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    Email

    I don't know why Google hasn't enabled MMS yet but for now:

    You can send email to most providers that will be then sent as sms or mms to regular phones.

    Here is a little guide that has all the email formats for various carriers.

    How To Send Email To Any Cell Phone (for Free)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cprice12 View Post
    It would be great if everyone in the world used an Android phone and we could all just use Google Talk instead of mms, sms.
    They don't have to use Android to use Google Talk. In any case, IM such as Google Talk and SMS/MMS are entirely different beasts.
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