I just received a GV invite and I've set up all of the settings how I want them but I'm having a little trouble figuring out how things work. I've searched the internet and these forums and have yet to come up with an exact answer but I do apologize if this has already been answered. I understand that with an Android device and the GV app, you can make all outgoing phone calls from your GV number and I can give everyone my GV number for incoming calls. So for outgoing/incoming calls, I'm all set up. I also understand that my contacts can SMS my GV number and I will not incur any SMS charges from Verizon. My question is as follows: How can I send an outgoing SMS (without replying to a recieved message) and still not incur SMS charges from Verizon? Also, how can I ensure that the incoming texts are indeed being received for free? Thank you to everyone in advance.