Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Verizon) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Cincybearcatfan

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old May 10th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Cincybearcatfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,361
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx, iPad Air
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 391
Thanked 2,000 Times in 676 Posts
Thumbs up How to use native SMS for Google Voice

I don't know if anyone else wants to do this but I found a way to use Google Voice with the native SMS app on the Galaxy Nexus. Also, using the native voicemail notification for Google Voice messages.

The greatest part is you don't have to have a data connection in order to receive Google Voice TEXT messages when you do this. I've tested it several times with all data (mobile and wifi) turned off and Google Voice text messages still come in, and they are integrated in my native SMS app.

Open Google Voice App>Sync and notifications>Receive text messages>SELECT Via the messaging app.

While you are on the Sync and notifications screen check "Voicemail Notificaions". If you want it to vibrate or have a special ringtone set it there.

Once you have finished, back out one screen. Put a checkmark in "Voicemail Display". I selected "View and play voicemails from the phone call log". Back out and close your Google Voice app.

You should be set to go. This may be common knowledge and I'm late the the party. I've asked about how to do this multiple times and have been told by more than one person that it can't be done. Now it can.

One last thing. If it doesn't work for you, perhaps it's a tweak that my Galaxy Nexus has that you don't. I'm running AOKP Milestone 5. I have Inverted Google Voice installed and Inverted SMS. I'm not sure if that will make a difference.

If you get this to work, let me know.

***EDIT***
One note: While Google Voice text messages come through with or without data using this method, voice messages will not come through until you have a data connection.
marctronixx likes this.

Advertisements
__________________
CBF
Cincybearcatfan is offline  
Last edited by Cincybearcatfan; May 11th, 2012 at 07:31 AM. Reason: More information on Voice Messages
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Cincybearcatfan For This Useful Post:
buzzman (September 29th, 2012), crankerchick (May 17th, 2012), jbdan (May 10th, 2012), krouget (May 11th, 2012), marctronixx (November 14th, 2012), MSUgEEk (May 11th, 2012), Outatime (May 11th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old May 10th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
jbdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: atl ga usa
Posts: 7,121
 
Device(s): SGS3 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8,662
Thanked 4,166 Times in 2,830 Posts
Default

Excellent! I knew it was integrated into the call log but didn't know about the text msg's idk why! Thanks for this
__________________
All the Thanks!, go to Him <))><
jbdan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Outatime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,248
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid Maxx
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 815
Thanked 400 Times in 275 Posts
Default

I've been wanting to do that and didn't know how! Thanks. Even works with Handcent!
__________________
Want to join Android Forums for free? Join here!
Outatime is offline  
Last edited by Outatime; May 11th, 2012 at 08:18 AM. Reason: LOL... I misspelled Handcent.
Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2012, 07:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 445
 
Device(s): Droid, Charge, Bionic, Xoom, Nexus 7('12&'13)/10, GS4, Galaxy Nexus, Moto X (DE)
Carrier: T-Mobile (ex-VZW)

Thanks: 176
Thanked 122 Times in 75 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cincybearcatfan View Post
The greatest part is you don't have to have a data connection in order to receive Google Voice TEXT messages when you do this. I've tested it several times with all data (mobile and wifi) turned off and Google Voice text messages still come in, and they are integrated in my native SMS app.
Do you know if this counts towards any SMS limits from the carrier? Part of the reason I use GV is to get around that, so I'm curious as to how that works, if you can still receive SMS without a data/wifi connection.

Either way, nice tip.

Edit: Thought this may be of some help, too. http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/19273/how-can-i-get-google-voice-to-forward-texts-only-when-im-not-using-google-voice
krouget is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to krouget For This Useful Post:
jbdan (May 11th, 2012)
Old May 11th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 978
 
Device(s): VZW-Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 105
Thanked 561 Times in 312 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krouget View Post
Do you know if this counts towards any SMS limits from the carrier? Part of the reason I use GV is to get around that, so I'm curious as to how that works, if you can still receive SMS without a data/wifi connection.

Either way, nice tip.
Yeah it will, so don't do it if you use GV for your reason.
zerocool79346 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
crankerchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 593
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motorola Xoom HTC Rezound Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 205
Thanked 113 Times in 71 Posts
Default

When you reply to a message sent to your google voice number, does it send from that number? I ask because I often use google voice when i'm texting internationally so i don't have to pay $0.50 a text, so if going about it this way goes through the carrier then I'll probably keep it separate. I'm guessing the answer is it does send from my mobile # (not grand central)...
__________________
Eat. Sleep. Droid.
crankerchick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Incredible 2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Now if someone would just explain how to set up the Google Voice app when the phone has service disconnected, using WiFi only, we'd be set!

It asks to verify your phone number by sending a text from your phone, but if the service is discontinued, you're prevented from completing the sign in. In a device such as an iPod Touch, which is WiFi only, you don't have to deal with the whole verification process -- just sign in and start sending texts directly from the GV app over Wifi. I'd love to be able to do that from my WiFi only Android phone.
rdailey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2012, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
OstrichSaK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,437
 
Device(s): SGS4 stock
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 71
Thanked 319 Times in 201 Posts
Default

Bumping this to get details on the sending portion. I changed the settings mentioned in the OP and sent a text message and it never gave me the option to select standard phone # or GV #. Have I don't something wrong or could that be because I already had conversations open in my messaging app so it just used the method previously used? In other words, if you get the popup and select one or the other is this a one-time thing so long as you still have the conversation going in your messaging app?

Edit: Tried it again with someone not currently in my messaging conversations list and same thing... it just sends w/o giving an option of which # to send it from. What am I doing wrong here? I use my phone for personal and business and text with both so I'd rather not send someone a message from my personal phone number.
OstrichSaK is offline  
Last edited by OstrichSaK; October 21st, 2012 at 02:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 162
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OstrichSaK View Post
Bumping this to get details on the sending portion. I changed the settings mentioned in the OP and sent a text message and it never gave me the option to select standard phone # or GV #. Have I don't something wrong or could that be because I already had conversations open in my messaging app so it just used the method previously used? In other words, if you get the popup and select one or the other is this a one-time thing so long as you still have the conversation going in your messaging app?

Edit: Tried it again with someone not currently in my messaging conversations list and same thing... it just sends w/o giving an option of which # to send it from. What am I doing wrong here? I use my phone for personal and business and text with both so I'd rather not send someone a message from my personal phone number.
Good question
eyecon82 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OstrichSaK View Post
Bumping this to get details on the sending portion. I changed the settings mentioned in the OP and sent a text message and it never gave me the option to select standard phone # or GV #. Have I don't something wrong or could that be because I already had conversations open in my messaging app so it just used the method previously used? In other words, if you get the popup and select one or the other is this a one-time thing so long as you still have the conversation going in your messaging app?

Edit: Tried it again with someone not currently in my messaging conversations list and same thing... it just sends w/o giving an option of which # to send it from. What am I doing wrong here? I use my phone for personal and business and text with both so I'd rather not send someone a message from my personal phone number.
Anybody able to do this yet?
zwade01 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 8th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
zapjb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 109
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OstrichSaK View Post
Bumping this to get details on the sending portion. I changed the settings mentioned in the OP and sent a text message and it never gave me the option to select standard phone # or GV #. Have I don't something wrong or could that be because I already had conversations open in my messaging app so it just used the method previously used? In other words, if you get the popup and select one or the other is this a one-time thing so long as you still have the conversation going in your messaging app?

Edit: Tried it again with someone not currently in my messaging conversations list and same thing... it just sends w/o giving an option of which # to send it from. What am I doing wrong here? I use my phone for personal and business and text with both so I'd rather not send someone a message from my personal phone number.
Yes I want to know also. I want to be able to send SMS to #s not in my contact list or sms/call history using gv without the gv/hangouts app or using data/wifi.
__________________
AirVoice Wireless (AT&T) $30 a month Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text & 100MB Data.
T-Mobile ToGo Gold Rewards $10 a year for airtime expiration extension.
RingPlus (Sprint) 300min/50txt a month FREE!
zapjb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
A guide with guides
 
teddyearp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Randle, WA
Posts: 2,286
 
Device(s): HTC® HTC6525LVW, Samsung® SCH-I515 & Motorola® XT907
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 713
Thanked 795 Times in 469 Posts
Default

Hmmm zapjb, don't know how you figure you can send anything whatsoever without either data (or a cell service) or WiFi. If I understand you correctly, that is.

If I do, there is no way at all. Either your phone has to connect to a WiFi or be activated on a cell service.
teddyearp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
google voice, integrated, sms


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Verizon) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.