Google Voice and SMS

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  1. Mateles

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    My filter looks like this once it's set up. I don't get many texts though and haven't confirmed it yet.

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    Matches: from:(@txt.voice.google.com)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Delete it

     
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    You can get outgoing calls free through the regular GV callout rather than having to have a callback. Just note the phone number that GV uses for outgoing calls and add that to your Friends and Family. It means you have to have 2 numbers in FnF (your GV number and this outgoing call #), but it also means that dialing is completely normal for outgoing calls. For me, that's worth it.
     
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    JoeFresco, Your way works, but the number that your phone calls is subject to change without notice, and from what I've read, local to your current location, so, lets say you drove XX miles down the road, it might call a different number. I don't know what the distance is, I'd imagine its based on call volume, so 10 miles from NYC might be the same as 100 miles from Cleveland..
    I'd rather take the guess work out of it, and only use 1 of my 10 friends and family numbers instead of 2 ;)
     
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    So there is no way for GV to use your real mobile number?
     
  5. Silverwing

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    It appears to work, I am still testing it. But none actually go to my email, so that part works.
     
  6. romeov

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    I just tested exactly as posted above and can confirm it does NOT work. can we get more testers on this? I don't really see how it would work in the first place.. That means gmail on Android has some sort of secret built in code on android to tell Google voice (if it finds it's been installed) to check for a new SMS when it receives an email.. this.. makes no sense to me why they would secretly add this and not tell anyone.

    That's sort of like Google Sky Maps having secret code built into it that checks to see if you have.. I don't know Shopsavvy installed. And if so, it sends a command to Shopsavvy to start looking up the best prices on Xbox 360's when Google Sky Maps gets a GPS lock.

    It makes no sense.

    GV Notifier.net however is working wonderfully on my PC. This at least gives me an almost instant popup in my system tray when I get a text at my computer to which I reply to without opening Google Voice. One down, one to go

    Dave Amenta .com Blog Archive GVNotifier.net brings Google Voice SMS to the desktop
     
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    I get SMS on google voice more frequently now, then before. Maybe, around two minutes at the time. I'll try and check it in more detail soon.
     
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    Uh...you guys realize that if you set up notifications via gmail. You can just respond to the text from that email. And makes it nearly instant. So you do not have to even open up the google voice app unless you are going to start a new conversation with some one.
     
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    Right... but some of us get 100's of text messages per day and don't want to clutter our Gmail inboxes with them.

    I think if you set up a filter to delete it in Gmail, the phone will never get it and will never prompt GV to fetch. I'm pretty sure GV fetches anytime an SMS or email is received.
     
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    Yes, I'm quite sure we all do realize that.

    What we're trying to do is get it to work with the google voice app, not with email. having all of my hundreds of texts cluttering up my email is not something I would like to do
     
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    "I'm pretty sure GV fetches anytime an SMS or email is received."

    Why is everyone pretty sure of this? This makes no sense whatsoever that it would. Google Voice has nothing to do, nor is integrated with the Gmail app on Android.

    (other than that, right on for also not wanting to use the SMS to email option)
     
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    What I did was enable the SMS forwarding to email and in Gmail I created a filter with the following:

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    Matches: subject:("SMS from")
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "SMS", Never send it to Spam
    
    The subject of all the Google Voice fowarards begins with "SMS from" and the text skips my inbox entirely (but isn't marked read) so it doesn't get cluttered but I still see a little notification on the left next to the label when a new message comes in. That's how it looks on the web end though, I get my droid today so we'll see how it works on it.