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  1. ghettosmurf60

    ghettosmurf60 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok so i preordered my incredible. and im tryin to save some money with google voice. how do i set it up to send text messages? And will i have to give my friends my google voice number or my regular one??
     

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  2. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Well-Known Member

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    If you have google voice then you are all set. Once you get the phone you should be able to order google voice app, and then do everything through there.
     
  3. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Well-Known Member

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    You're going to have to give them your new google voice number. And make sure that you change the settings so that GV doesn't forward texts to your mobile phone number, or else it will count as texts.
     
  4. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Give people ONLY your GV number or else pray that your friends don't accidentally text your real phone number.
     
  5. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

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    quick question from someone getting ready to dump the iphone for an incredible..

    what advantage does using your google voice account on this phone do for you? I mean, does it NOT use verizon minutes when you use google voice?

    Is there any other advantage to using GV on this phone over the native Verizon apps?

    thanks so much for your help!
     
  6. ghettosmurf60

    ghettosmurf60 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea i figured i'd get a month of texting just to be sure
     
  7. dgourd

    dgourd Well-Known Member

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    The 1st advantage is when you use the app and don't forward texts, then you can send and receive texts for free. The way calling works is your phone calls your google voice number and then gets forwarded to who you want to call. So what I do is add my google voice number to the list of numbers I can call for free so it won't charge against my minutes.
     
  8. LancerzEvo

    LancerzEvo Well-Known Member

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    I found this: Don't know if its still possible
    YouTube - How To Get Unlimited Outgoing Phone Calls Using Goolge Voice on an Android Phone!!!!

    And maybe this blog may help
    Google Voice and Verizon - Tips and Tricks
     
  9. LancerzEvo

    LancerzEvo Well-Known Member

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    Btw the one disadvantage in having the free text messages for yourself is that you lose the Free Verizon Mobile to Mobile texts for the recipient. So the receiver of the texts will be charged as a real text instead of M2M. But you still win haha
     
  10. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    3 Advantages:
    1. If you have a Friend & Family plan, just add your GV number so all outgoing and incoming calls do not use voice minutes.

    2. Use your GV number solely to send texts and you will not have to have a Text Plan.

    3. GV has visual voicemail. Save yourself the extra monthly fee.
     
  11. dgourd

    dgourd Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about that. It is actually VERY good at the conversion and saves a lot of time.
     
  12. pdap

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    Important: read through the instructions on this blog. It appears that you should set your GV number in your 'friend and family,' however, pay attention to the part about how your contacts will get their own unique phone number and in order to use GV properly you will need to call their unique number instead of their real number. Hope this helps.

    Google Voice and Verizon - Tips and Tricks
     
  13. ghettosmurf60

    ghettosmurf60 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    it just seems to easy? haha idk
    i almost feel bad for screwing verizon out of a text/voice plan. haha not
     
  14. wase4711

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    so, if you open up the GV app, that I assume we can d/l, and you are on a wifi connection, turning off 3G, and make a phone call, you will still be using Verizon minutes????
    doesnt make sense...unless, you cant make an out going call at all with GV with 3G turned off..
     
  15. ccoager

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    Google Voice isn't a VOIP provider. Yes, you still use Verizon minutes but you can get around that if you have a Family & Friends plan. If you set it up correctly all outgoing and incoming calls come from 1 phone number, which you would add to your Family & Friends plan, thus no minutes will ever be used.
     
  16. wase4711

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    can you use the "wifi" connection on your phone to access Google voice, or will it only work with 3G?

    do you make your google voice number one of your "friends and family" numbers, or do you use the "forwarding" number that Google Voice routes all calls through as that number?
    I could see that working with any outgoing calls, but, not sure how that would work with incoming calls..
     
  17. ccoager

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    No, again, Google Voice is not a VOIP provider. You have to make a phone call to access Google Voice.

    You get a new phone number from Google Voice, that number goes on your Family & Friends list. As for incoming calls, you would give out your Google Voice number to your friends, not your cell phone number.
     
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    So i bought a GV invite off eBay, but after reading this thread and that Tips & Tricks link, I'm not exactly sure if i should use my mobile number or sign up for a GV number. I don't have a "friends and family" plan, so I wouldn't be able to dedicate a GV number for unlimited calling. Is it even worth using GV without taking advantage of GV number? That link makes it seem like it isn't...
     
  19. wase4711

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    what did you pay for an invite on ebay?

    I think that kinda sux when people sell something they got for free...
     
  20. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

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    OK, I have had a google voice number for a long long time..when "Grand Central" first started..
    I use it mainly for my business calls, and it rings my home AND cell phone right now, so I am not sure I would want my "cell phone only" incoming calls to ring my home number and my cell phone.

    thanks for the responses to my questions!
     
  21. thomato

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    $5. I thought it was worth it, especially considering all the money I've spent in the Apple/iTunes store. But I didn't fully read up on using it, and now i'm not exactly sure what to do when my Incredible comes...
     
  22. wase4711

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    Well, I guess thats not too bad then..
    If you have a friends and family plan, it may come in handy, per the posts in this thread

    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and dump my Iphones too...
     
  23. ccoager

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    Don't forget you can do free texting with GV also, that'll save you $20/mo, $240/yr, etc.
     
  24. MathewS81

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    I'm not using it for unlimited minutes (I only use 100-150 a month) and I think it's awesome. You get free texts, you can text from your computer, listen to voicemails from your computer, get free visual voicemail, you can set up different voicemail messages depending on who's calling, call screening, you can set it up to multiple phone (I have mine set to my cell and my home phone), you can direct a call to any phone you have connected to GV (i.e. call from friends go to home and cell, business calls go to cell and work, unknown calls go straight to voicemail), if you switch phone carriers you don't lose your voicemails or texts, etc.
     
  25. Adamx

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    how is GV not a voip provider when it advertises low rates to other countries? I don't understand...
     

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