Visual Voice Mail Via Google Voice


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  1. Famicom

    Famicom Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello everyone, I tried searching for the question I'm about to ask and didn't find any threads so here it goes,

    Can someone post the steps to setting up Google Voice as visual voice mail for the Captivate? I know it's probably something very simple but I just can't figure it out ( yes, I'm a bit slow ). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. CaCHooKa Man

    CaCHooKa Man Well-Known Member

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    then download the app from the market
     
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  3. Famicom

    Famicom Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ty very much sir! Worked perfectly! :)
     
  4. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Well-Known Member

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    OK, dumber than a box of rocks here, but can you please indicate exactly what I need to enter into the phone to do this. I tried *004* nothing, than *004*1 nothing, than *004*1#, than *004*18047771234 nothing, and finally *004*18047771234# and yet nothing again.

    Show me the way:

    Thanks!
     
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    DBL Post
     
  6. randy_c

    randy_c Well-Known Member

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    another dumb question. What app do you download? first time user here
     
  7. randy_c

    randy_c Well-Known Member

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    I have AT&T regular voice mail but heard lots about visual voice mail and like to try or it's not worthest?

    Thanks
     
  8. Android_J

    Android_J Well-Known Member

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    Google visual voicemail works great. I recommend that you set it up using your computer and not your phone. Google will walk you through the setup process step by step - what numbers to dial to set up call forwarding, etc. Very simple.
     
  9. Aftashok

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    ok, if i set up my GV as my Visual Voicemail, it WILL still take VMs from ppl who call my actual GV number correct?
     
  10. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The only thing I use my special Google phone # for is for calling in to check my voicemail instead of calling my cell # to check my voicemail. The process it walks you through changes this automatically if I remember correctly.

    I don't remember the exact steps but I do remember I did it while at a PC and there were some steps I did on my phone, and some using the Google Voice website. Google walked me through exactly what to do when (which included typing in obscure codes into my phone) and it all went smoothly. I then tweaked some other options after the fact on the website.

    What happens now is this:

    - The only # people use continues to be my actual cell #
    - Google Voice handles all voicemails
    - When I get a voicemail, I have Google Voice send me an email notification (handy if for some reason I don't have my phone with me)
    - I set the Google Voice app as one of my dock icons.
    - When my phone tells me I have a voicemail, the Google Voice app immediately shows the voicemail, even if there's no transcript yet completed
    - If I have sufficient data connection, I can play the voicemail even before the transcript is done
    - Otherwise, as long as I have cell reception, I can call my voicemail (speed dial 1) and listen to it the traditional way.
    - After a few mins of receiving the voicemail, the Google Voice app will also show a text transcript of the voicemail without having to listen to it. It's not 100% accurate, but enough to give you the general idea of the message.

    I did notice there doesn't seem to be a way to delete the voicemail if you call the number. Not a big deal, since I can just delete it later through the Google Voice app.
     
  11. RavenFox

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    Well I just set mine up and I wondered why I waited so long. Simply awesome.
     
  12. coreyb

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    just set mine up too... i went the route of simply getting visual voicemail set up instead of using a google number for people to contact me... pretty slick thing they got going on here... i opted to only have an email sent to me (no sms) and installed the Voice app... transcribing the voicemail worked well in my simple test "test call for google voice"... the only issue so far is that there is no audio in the voice app... i tried to mute/unmute and it just doesn't get my audio... i can listen to the vm via the web in my gmail or gvoice pages but i can't get audio in the Voice app... pretty annoying... unsure of what the issue might be!
     
  13. randy_c

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    If you want to go back to regular voice mail as I do because using company phone ##004# hit call
     
  14. android4rumuser

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    Google Voice seem to be really cool. However, I have couple of questions and I appreciate any reply
    1. The transcripts the Goolgle sends will it count towards the data usage?
    2. The SMS notification Google sends will it be treated as SMS that AT&T charges $0.20 per message?

    Thanks
     
  15. rlb4

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    I believe you can set it up to email you instead of SMS.
     
  16. jglass38

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    I've had a Google Voice account for a while but never really used it. I was using Youmail on my phone and I just switched it to Voice. Amazing! I love the transcribing of messages...Great thread!
     
  17. Chew

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    In the online settings, uncheck "Receive text messages on this phone" under the phones->edit settings. That way, the text will be sent through the Google Voice app and not through your phone number (assuming they're sent to your GV number in the first place, of course).

    Free texts. :D
     
  18. jeremytanner

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    No one is forcing you to come read things here. Forums are designed so that people can ask questions and post information important to them, regardless of whether others would deem it important or easy. And if for some reason a person can't figure something out, isn't it far better for them to ask, than to just sit there twiddling their thumbs? We all learn somewhere. If you know the answers, share them. Otherwise, don't troll.
     
  19. android4rumuser

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    Sorry for asking more. Where do I find these settings? Google Voice on the Web? or the Voice app on the phone? On the Web settings I have unchecked "Send text message (SMS) to Mobile" option. Anything else I need to do to get free texts?

    Thanks in advance
     
  20. Chew

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    Go to Google Voice online: https://www.google.com/voice#inbox

    Click on Settings next to your GV phone number, then select Voice Settings. This should default you to the phones tab. If you have your cell-phone number listed here, click on the Edit button. Then uncheck "Receive text messages on this phone" and save. GV will no longer forward text messages to that number.

    If that was checked, you'd get texts through both your phone messaging app and your Google Voice app. Unchecked, it only comes though GV.

    Again, the sender must be using your Google Voice number. If they use your cell number, you'll still be charged.
     
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  21. Chew

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    If that's on the Voicemail & Text tab, that option is to inform you about voicemails. You may still want that?
     
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  22. Muirne

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    I think he means in the web version, at least that's where I found it. Just log in, go to the settings option (upper right hand corner of the browser) select voice settings. Middle of the screen you'll see a phone tab, make sure that is select then under whichever phone number there is a edit button, push that and you'll see the check box.

    The only other place that I see is within the same area but within the Voicemail & Text tab there is a area that's called Voicemail notifications and one checkbox is for Send a text (SMS) message to:.
     
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  23. android4rumuser

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    Thanks @Chew and @Muirne for your tips. Hope now I have my setting s right
     
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    Let me make something perfectly clear, this forum is intended to be a place where people of all technological levels can come to share and learn information. We have a zero tolerance policy set in place so that everyone can learn and share in a peaceful environment. If anyone feels that a question is beneath them, then it is very simple to move on and not respond to the post. There is absolutely no reason at all to be disrespectful to another member on this forum. It will not be tolerated.
     
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  25. Muirne

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    I tested out the settings by calling my cell from my work phone, lol. You could test it out as well then also check and see if you have any unusual charges with your online bill. =) If you did happen to miss something at least it wouldn't go for a month without you realizing if you monitor it for a day or two.
     

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