Google Voice MMS Now Officially Supported on Verizon

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  1. wicked

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    Great news Google Voice users! According to Google software Engineer Dylan Salisbury's Google+ post, you can now send mms messages through Google Voice with all major carriers in the US and Canada!


    Source: Google+
     
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    This seems handy!
     
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    Yay! Been waiting for this, wondering how much I've been missing from people who were sending group or other MMS messages and not hearing back from me! :)
     
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    Going to test it now

    Hell yeah! Now I can text to and from house phone!
     
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    I think I'm missing it... how is this helpful other than being able to use a separate app to send/receive MMS? Does this allow me to drop my Verizon txt plan if I use GV with my Verizon # for MMS, or would I still need to use a dedicated GV #?

    My wife was just telling me that she wants to sign up for unlimited txts with Verizon because she keeps going over on her 500 plan, and she doesn't want to have to tell her friends to switch to Hangouts. I'm just wondering if this news will help with that situation.
     
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    Google Voice uses Data instead of text messages to send/receive, unless you tell it to receive messages on your carrier number. Someone please correct me if I have this wrong.
     
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    How do you send MMS through Google Voice? I have Verizon and tried to send an MMS message and did not have an option. The Google Voice app looks the same and it's the same version that is on Google Play. I do not use Hangouts and do not even have it enabled for the time being. Any insight would be good.
     
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    So i have been using google voice for my texting and canceled my text plan with verizon for about 1.5 years now. There are good and bad things with this. Good is it uses data, no limits, and now i can send pictures.

    The bad is that group text messages are still hit or miss. I will sometime receive them as individual texts from all individuals, so responding to them is difficult. Also i setup a google voice phone number that i have been using and giving to my friends so they text this number and it comes to my phone. You can port your verizon number, but i am not versed in how to do this.
     
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    This is what I'd like to verify... we have dedicated GV phone numbers, but we'd rather use our Verizon phone numbers for MMS without having to use a Verizon text plan. Do you have to used the dedicated Google Voice app for this?
     
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    Yes, you have to use Google voice app to sms.
     
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    So I am using Google Messenger. How can I use a secondary number with it? I also am looking to get rid of text messaging fees from Verizon
     
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    whoops, wrong thread