So what's the deal with Google voice not being push?

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    Any idea if they plan on making it Push notification ?
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    (sorry if this is stupid but, what does that mean)
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    I get notified when I get a Google Voice SMS if that's what you're talking about.
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    google.com/voice

    When you use the service and you get a new voice mail, the app doesnt notify you real time.
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    SMS, yes... But the app should just handle it natively.
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    I have mine set to text me... never really noticed whether the app itself notified
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    I've wondered the same thing. Best solution I came up with, is to reduce the refresh to 5 mins (the minimum).

    In the Google Voice app: Menu> Settings> Refresh and notification> Refresh inbox> 5 mins.
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    I have mine set to notify my standard google mail account and that seems to work out near instantly.
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    Are you under the impression that (a) Google voice is primarily an app devoted to supporting notification of phone calls or (b) that Verizon's voice mail supports instant notification?

    I agree that instant notification would be ideal but since I have (not infrequently) gotten notification of my Verizon voicemail three days to three weeks after a phone call, I'm extremely satisfied with the notification sent by Google Voice.
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    I see, yea that is a bit odd being that it's all google's system... I just get notified of a missed call and then i just check my voicemail in case, but yea why refresh every 5 mins, why cant it just know...
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    Just to clarify, Verizon's VM is out of the picture (at least for me).

    If someone calls, they leave a VM on my Google Voicemail.

    Before I got the Droid, I had GV set up to send an SMS when I got a VM, which was instantaneous after receiving a call.

    Now that I have the Droid, and the GV app on my phone, why wouldn't the app be able to provide the same notification directly?
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    Just have GV set up to send a notification to your GMail.

    It is instant that way - and you still don't need an SMS plan.

    It is odd Google Voice doesn't do it natively.
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    Not sure if this was posted elsewhere, I couldn't find it by searching, but there's an update available now for Google Voice that will push your voicemail notifications. Download and install the update, and in 'settings' -> 'Refresh and notification' check 'Synchronize Inbox'. I just tested it and got a notification in 14 seconds.
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    Yep, it appears that today's update has made the system push rather than poll. It's now perfect.
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    From Google:

    Google Voice Blog: Faster Google Voice Experience on Android


    And yes, it is much faster now. :)
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    It doesn't seem to push SMS, or am I missing something?
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    From the link I posted:

    So no, you aren't missing anything.
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    ...there is no way to have it push SMS to my phone?
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    Yes. On the web app, click on settings (top right portion of screen), click on the Voicemail & SMS tab. Look at the Voicemail Notifications section, there is a checkbox that says Send a text (SMS) message to:

    Make sure the checkbox is checked. Done.
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    I gotta say the update is very nice. I used to have to have GV send me an email when I got a SMS so that I'd be notified quickly. With the update I don't need to do that anymore. Hurray for no more double notifications.
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