Google Voice: Anyone cancel their texting plans?

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  1. Thefamous1

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    Anyone using Google Voice and decide to cancel their texting plans?

    I'm debating about doing so. Can you cancel your minutes as well?
     
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    Texting? I know nothing about texting, but I am really impressed with the way Voice works! My wife called me the other day, and even without using the Voice phone number GV digitized her voicemail (I guess because she called on of the subscribed phones) and I got an email that she had called. Good work Google. I am still learning about it. (I wish that Voice had the good tutorials that Wave has.)
     
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    I cancelled my text plan. However, if you subscribe to any service like msnbc breaking news or numerous other text services, they can't text to a gv number. Luckily the only services I subscribed to also have email options so I just swiotched them to my gmail address.

    Using google voice uses your minutes, so you can't cancel those.

    Alan
     
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    That's not my experience. If you call out on your Google Voice number it should not get charged against your minutes. However your's is not the first post I've seen saying this. Prior to getting my Droid I was able to do it that way, I don't understand why it would be different now.
     
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    If you add your GV and the access number to your Friends & Family, it will be free. But, that is saying that your access number stays the same. For the most part it should, but I heard if you travel it will change.
     
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    Never had a text plan with Verizon to begin with, but I've been using GV for sms messaging since I've had the phone (end of Nov). It's been working out great.
     
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    I have GV, but I do not see how you can send Text messages via GV..

    can some one explain as I have been hearing about GV and texting over on HoFo since GV came out.

    the way I understand it is if I have a missed call GV will send me an email or SMS or both in text format....

    -=Jason=-
     
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    Where do the minutes that you used to call your google voice number go then?

    My understanding is that unless you have a family and friends package and assign your GV number as one of ytour friends you still use minutes.
     
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    Yep canceled and blocked text from Verizon.
     
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    I'm confused, how do you text with Google Voice?
     
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    Click on your "voice" icon for Google Voice > hit your "Menu" button > hit "Compose" > and do everything as you normally would to send a normal text message.
     
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    Same here, but should be noted that GV can't handle MSM messages, so just make sure your friends know to email you any multi-media stuff. Works great.

    OH, be sure to turn forwarding OFF from in GV (it's on by default), especially if you don't disable txting completely on your phone.
     
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