I hope this is not redundant to the point of deletion.
I have been all over this board, others, and Google Voice Help trying to figure this out. Here's where I'm at.
I have a GV number. I was experimenting with what I can do without accruing minutes or messages against my plan. It seems that calling out to people from my GV can still incur minutes. This is the same with messaging. When someone messages me to my GV number, Handcent displays a 406-xxx-xxxx number. I put that number in to their contact info and from then out it displays their name. Now I read that in order to keep things off the network radar, I have to use my GV number to call/message their 406 number, however it doesn't work. There's a message that says "the call can't be comleted, please try again. We're sorry for the inconvenience."
I can however call the 406 number from my Verizon number and it goes through. I can call their normal number from my GV number and it goes through. It's the GV to "GV" number that doesn't work.
I have Verizon, and do not have Friends and Family so there's no where that I can include my number as unlimited calling.
My brain is fried trying to make this work. Any help would be appreciated. I don't use GV VM so unless I can put a dent in minutes/messages used, I'm not sure what it's going to do for me.