Text fowarding to Google Voice


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  1. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, my dad was planning on getting an Android phone soon. I told him that he could go ahead and cancel our texting plan because he'd be able to text from Google Voice. But he was asking what about the people who already text him at his regular number. So I was wondering can you get Google Voice to redirect texts to your regular number to your Google Voice number so it would be free. Is that possible? Or would he have to give out his Google Voice number to everyone?

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  2. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    No, Google Voice has no way to intercept it. You could tell Verizon to put a block on SMS so you don't run up a bill... but be aware that G Voice doesn't send or receive MMS
     
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    Ngo93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright thanks man.
     
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    I recommend using only your GV number in general. Though not everyone wants to or can for various reasons.
     
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    caustic Well-Known Member

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    This way I don't get the "free minutes" when someone else with a verizon phone calls me
     
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    If they're on your F&F list they're still free. Not sure about any possible other "free minutes".
     

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