Maybe it's just the cold medication (or not), but I've never had my brain twisted as much as I have trying to get my GV set up the way I want. Got the invite last night and set it up today - getting a GV phone number. Did I mention I'm medicated?
Assume that I'm willing/able to let everyone know my number has changed - to my GV number. I want to accomplish these goals -
- Use as few minutes as possible - I'm even fine sending most calls to VM before calling back - under the assumption all my GV # qualifies for VZ's "friends and family" thing.
- Use as few text messages (none) as possible. Use GV's SMS (and GTalk exclusively)
After 4 hours of reading threads and trial an error, I can't:
- get my Droid to stop sending me a VZ text message along with the GV notification for text and VM. I want NO VZ texts. Ever.
- get it to send less than 2 text messages EVERY time I initiate text or reply in GV's SMS messages.
With those two things covered, if possible, I think I can start enjoying GV like smarter - or less medicated users - have been able to.
When you say you are getting a VZ text message, please explain. As in a message sent by vz or a message sent to your vz. Turn off the notifications and set GV to notify you by going to settings from the GV app.
Let me know if you need further clarification. It takes some time but you will get it figured out.
I also have some questions. I just signed up for my account using my existing number and adding voice to it.
My questions are:
How do I export my contacts from my phone to either my gmail account or to voice. So I don't have to do it maunally.
I have two phones, my droid and my work phone. They way that I have it set up now is when someone calls either of my two phones it goes to my Voice vmail. What Id like to do is when someone calls my work phone have a different greeting than when some one calls my personal phone. Is this possible.
Also I think that now Im a user it will give me some invite, where do I go to find them.
Thanks for your input.
I get a text TO my VZ inbox from my GV number. I discovered this morning that I can turn that off my unchecking BOTH the Forward setting under Phone tab and the VM notification under the VM&SMS tab. However, the GV app's notification takes 5 minutes to arrive after a message is left.
So this accomplishes the "No VZ text use", but latency will be uncomfy. Is that as good as it gets?
Did/do you ever get