Google Voice....

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  1. SilverSS/SC

    SilverSS/SC Member

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    Had a couple of questions on Google Voice.

    1. Anyone using it, how is it? Does it work as advertised?

    2. How do you get an invite?
     
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    1. Yes, works as advertised. I enjoy it for a free #
    2. There are threads on this forum dedicated to "google voice" invites.
     
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    Just found it....Thanks!
     
  4. stevonyc35

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    bodean,

    i just got google voice. if i take off the text feature in my verizon bill will i still be able to send text msgs using google voice or do i need the text package from verizon?
     
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    google voice is like visual voicemail. it does not or is not a text service. if you have a droid, then text is bundled with the data anyhow.
     
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    Wow that's not what Verizon told me. I pay extra for text
     
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    text is not included with data. but from my understanding google voice can send free texts within the program (since its only using data) i've been waiting for about 4 months on my invite lol sorry i couldnt help more
     
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    Umm LTLFTCer, i gatta say i disagree with 2/3 things you said... Text messages are NOT included with your data plan. although i wish they were... data is data. and yes, G.V. DOES do text messages.

    I JUST send my wife a txt message with G.V. it comes up as a 406# but w/e. and i JUST got off the phone with verizon about lowering my bill. so i KNOW the $30 FORCED data, does not include the extra $10 i pay for txt msging...
     
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    May appear as 406 # but that is just a masked #. Your google voice number should show up as local area code if you are set up correctly.
     
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    Interesting. Never knew Voice did text, that could change some people, but I thought that accroding to my bill, I got 700 minutes, then unlimited text and data for the extra. Maybe I have a different plan and just assumed? I don't pay "extra" for text?

    Just looked at my Voice app on the phone and still don't see text options???
     
  11. hipkik

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    Hit Menu->Compose.....

    Texting comes with my data plan since I'm still on a grandfathered data plan from Alltel...
     
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    I wish they would merge Gtalk and GoogleVoice together into 1 app that covers both, so you don't have 2 different things running in the background