Google voice?

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  1. xxtwentytwo
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    So Google voice came up in a conversation. I just wanted to get other peoples opinions on it. Is it worth it? What are the pros and cons? Should I get it? Thanks

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    I don't know of any cons, but having visual voicemail is nice in addition to having another number to dial out with. Free texting too.
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    How is the texting? Do you use another number for that too? And do you NEED WiFi? I'm confused xD

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    You choose an available number (it will spit out what is available after you type in what you would like your number to be) and it can use data (3G/4G) or wifi. The texting is done with the Google Voice app and is pretty straight forward. I am not sure if you still need an invite for Google Voice, but I'm pretty sure they opened it up to everybody so you should be ready to sign up.
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    Thanks!

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    Im using it right now. And with 3g speeds its really slow. Am I doing something or are my settings wrong ? Or is that just how it is?

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    I hear GV only does sms (text), not mms (pics, etc.)

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    There's a news thread I posted a few days ago about google voice working on mms

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    Just for the visual voicemail alone its nice.... but even when i have to play it.... its so much easier than dialing up, entering code blah blah. I just hit play.... i can also delete without playing.

    I dont use the gv # but its always an option.... i got a number that matches my original number (with the exception of the area code is different.... the last 7 are the same)

    I will probably make the switch over to the gv number if i ever have to change my number again.

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    Hi thanks for all of the responses. But Im still left wondering about the speed of sms.? And there is a setting to recieve messenges via GV or also via the messaging app. Would I be charged for using only GV?

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    If you only use Google Voice, its free. You can also forward the texts to your messaging app, but it costs money if you don't have an unlimited texting plan.

    Text messages get to the phone pretty fast, but since its data, if you don't have good signal, its harder to send a GV text than it is a real one.

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    Free visual voicemail haha!
    Sometimes the way its translated is good for a laugh haha

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    Can you make and receive calls over wifi or would I need another app for that (i.e. Talkatone for iPhone)?
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    There are other apps you use for that that work with Google Voice. The name escapes me at the moment though

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    I use GoogleVoice only for voicemail. I wanted to reduce the number of minutes used by connecting to Verizon Voicemail. I don't use it to make calls or SMS.
    What's nice about GV for VM is that it's free (Verizon version is an extra charge). Voicemails are transcribed to a "voice" app and also on your email. So you can listen or read voicemail without even touching your phone.
    I use TextPlus app for SMS. I love it and I save $120 a year by shutting off my Verizon SMS service. I just force people who insist on text messaging me to use the number assigned to me by TextPlus. I HATE texting (can you tell) so this is a great way to discourage annoying people from sending me a text when they can simply call me!!
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    Obvious denial of texting embedded in our culture! Lol. You can't fight the Borg.. Conform!

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    I won't give up without a fight! Kicking and screaming before I conform to Louquicious!
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    There really aren't any cons for a free app. I use GV as my main number, and for awhile, I was having trouble connecting to some landlines. However, it's seemed to have fixed itself.

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    If you remember it that would be awesome. Need to find all the android alternatives to the iOS apps I have, haha.
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