app to limit text messages?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by samtr87, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. samtr87

    samtr87 Well-Known Member
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    I only have the 200 text message plan, and with my old phone I didn't really text much. But now that I've learned how to use swype, I find myself texting a lot more. Is there an app that I can set a limit on the number of texts in a time span?
     

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  2. Extract0r

    Extract0r Well-Known Member
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    You can text for free using a google voice account.

    I have blocked incoming and outgoing texts by calling the at&t customer service but can still send and receive free text messages via my google voice number.
     
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  3. samtr87

    samtr87 Well-Known Member
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    Nice. Is there somewhere to enable it?
     
  4. Extract0r

    Extract0r Well-Known Member
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    https://www.google.com/voice

    Google voice will assign you a phone number which you can use for sending and receiving text messages.

    You can download google voice app from the android market for your device to complete the setup.

    I use google voice mainly for voicemail and making free international calls to Canada.
     
  5. samtr87

    samtr87 Well-Known Member
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    But what number will my recipients see when they get my sms? AT&T or Google Voice?
     
  6. baji

    baji Well-Known Member
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    The number Google Voice assigns your account.
     
  7. qwertyaas

    qwertyaas Well-Known Member
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    A question about Google Voice. Can I just give the GV number to those that I text frequently so they will text me on the GV number and others can still text me on my regular phone number (I have a 200 text plan).

    This way I can talk unlimited with close friends and those that I just stay in contact with everynow and then can continue to text my real phone number.

    Is that possible?
     
  8. MeVirtually

    MeVirtually Active Member
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    That's what I did. As I got used to GV I also started giving that number out to friends as my voice number, though I don't really make/receive calls much. The annoying thing I've found is that since I have GV set to email me notification of the text, the email or the text itself can be slightly laggy. So I get notified by email or text while reading the message from the other. I could stop the email, but I like to be sure that I get them in timely fashion.
     

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