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    Google voice for the win? Free SMS?

    I have a google voice account and i am pretty sure that if you get the google number you can use that to text for free (receiving and sending as long as it is done through the google number). Anyone know anything about this?
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    Are there any loop holes? Like i use Handcent, when that comes up, if i read it on there and hit quick reply will that go through my normal texting or google voice? Just need to not get screwed on my texting...
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    Unless there's a way in handcent to tell it what number to use as your text messaging number, you will probably have to go through the GV app for free texts.

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    that's a super interesting idea that i've never thought of. i wonder if there's a way to change the default number in handcent on a rooted phone or if it's much more complicated than that.
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    Can't receive? Uh...just give your google voice number to people that text you and you can receive mms for free too.

    And let's not forget free visual voicemail.

    GV FTW!

    Edit: You can receive SMS. You can't receive MMS. Thanks khelek (below)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aminaked View Post
    Can't receive? Uh...just give your google voice number to people that text you and you can receive mms for free too.
    Unless something's changed in a recent update (and I've been suggesting it everytime I see the "take our survey" link at google.com/voice), GV does *not* support MMS, just text.
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    A few things to make sure you aren't getting charged for SMS when using Google Voice:

    1) ALL SMS need to come in and go out through the Google Voice Android App (or web client).
    2) You can send to the "GV number" (assigned to each contact by GV) using stock texting app or Handcent, etc, but you WILL be charged for each message you send. Sending to the internal GV number assigned to a contact, just makes it so they see YOUR GV number when they receive. It DOES NOT make the text message free if you are using anything OTHER than Google Voice App.
    3) There are two places where you want to turn off SMS. A) in your Google Voice settings on the web based app. B) in your settings on the Android App. If either of those has set to notify you via SMS, you will be charged for those messages.

    A lot of confusion about this still exists, and you can find many instances of people thinking they were getting free SMS and then having huge bills cuz they were paying by the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unknowndroid View Post
    A few things to make sure you aren't getting charged for SMS when using Google Voice:

    1) ALL SMS need to come in and go out through the Google Voice Android App (or web client).
    2) You can send to the "GV number" (assigned to each contact by GV) using stock texting app or Handcent, etc, but you WILL be charged for each message you send. Sending to the internal GV number assigned to a contact, just makes it so they see YOUR GV number when they receive. It DOES NOT make the text message free if you are using anything OTHER than Google Voice App.
    3) There are two places where you want to turn off SMS. A) in your Google Voice settings on the web based app. B) in your settings on the Android App. If either of those has set to notify you via SMS, you will be charged for those messages.

    A lot of confusion about this still exists, and you can find many instances of people thinking they were getting free SMS and then having huge bills cuz they were paying by the message.
    Could you please explain three a little more? Wouldnt you want google voice on?
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