Solved Forward texts?

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    I'm going to give Straight Talk a try. To do so, I'm keeping my VZW account active for now & getting a new number from ST. They assured me I'll be able to port my number over later if I decide to stay.

    I know how to forward calls from my VZW account, but is there an easy way to forward texts? I have an idea in my mind about a workaround involving the VZW messaging app. I had that setup on my tablet a long time ago, but I'd rather receive all texts in one place & prefer Google Messenger.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    I'm not opposed to putting my VZW sim in the old S3 & leaving it at home if there's an app I can install to have it forward to the 6P I'll be using to test the ST network & service.

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    Doesn't Textra offer auto forwarding?

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    Idk, but I'll look into it. Though I'm OK with having the s3 forward messages, I'd love to find a way to do it without. Don't want to keep it plugged in with the battery in, but not necessarily in love with the idea of having to charge it periodically.

    I suppose if that's the only app it's running, might not be bad. Too bad it doesn't have marshmallow with doze. Would stay charged for a long time just sitting there. Haha

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    Textra does not do it but there are multiple apps in the play store that claim to

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    I'm seeing those apps. Guess I'll toss a dart & give one a try. Haha!

    Hoping ST works for me. Could save $30/month or so & have double the data I have now with ability to struggle on 2G after that if I HAVE to. Doubt it'll come to that.

    Trying to save money anywhere we can right now.

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    Google voice?
     
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    It's not a GV number though. That'd be super easy, but I only use GV for voicemail. When I set it up, I got myself a number that wouldn't be long distance for family & friends back home. Now, they all have cell phones & that doesn't matter, but you know...

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    Awesome, the Play Store is throwing me errors on the S3 while I attempt to download an SMS forwarding app. Can't even get to My Apps or anything...
     
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    Alright. While I still wish there was a better way than leaving the S3 on all the time with my VZW sim, it looks like that's my only option.

    Giving this app a try:
    SMS Forwarder - Android Apps on Google Play

    It worked just fine for my test message, so we'll see how it performs over time.
     
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    All I keep seeing is SMS forwarder
     
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    Yeah. I've got that loaded on the s3 with my VZW sim card. Set it to forward everything along with names & numbers of the people who texted me to my 6p with straight talk sim.

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    What about mighty text? You put your number in the application.

    I use it to text from my tablet.
     
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