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Old March 10th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How does Google Voice/Text over Wifi work?

Hey, I just got my new Atrix! First Android phone, yay!

Now the question is, how do you get Google Voice to work? What does it do? I think it allows me to send text messaging through data. Will it use my current phone number to do so (are there any programs that do, without incurring an AT&T bill)?

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Any help? I got a Google number and linked it to my phone, and linked my cell phone account to my Google voice number. However, my AT&T number doesn't receive any texts for some reason, is this a problem with GV or with AT&T? I'm getting texts through the GV number fine.

EDIT: Apparently the AT&T rep turned off my texting ability completely when I got the Atrix.

New question, is there any way to get Google voice to intercept the texts headed to my number? Or will that not happen?
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No, if you picked a new phone number as your GV number, there is no way for that to intercept texts sent to your cell phone number.

To answer your original question, yes, you can use your new GV number to text people. People will see the text coming from your GV number, not your cell phone number.
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No, if you picked a new phone number as your GV number, there is no way for that to intercept texts sent to your cell phone number.

To answer your original question, yes, you can use your new GV number to text people. People will see the text coming from your GV number, not your cell phone number.
No way for people to see the cell number?
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Add it to the text about all I can think of..
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No, if you picked a new phone number as your GV number, there is no way for that to intercept texts sent to your cell phone number.

To answer your original question, yes, you can use your new GV number to text people. People will see the text coming from your GV number, not your cell phone number.
What if I use my cell number as my GV number?
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What if I use my cell number as my GV number?
If you use your cell phone number as your GV number, then you don't get the texting features of GV. You text just like you do now (using your cell phone number). See here:

Using a Google number vs. a non-Google number : Getting Started - Google Voice Help
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Alright, thanks for helping me get this all cleared up.
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