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Data-Only plan...caught in a pickle

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Caught, May 28, 2010.

  1. Caught

    Caught Lurker
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    As always with phone shopping, I get caught in a pickle. I want to get an HTC Hero with a Data-Only plan and unlimited texting and just use sipdroid/voip provider to fill in for voice. One problem: that's a different number for voice and SMS. Does anyone know of a VOIP/SIP service that has SMS forwarding to e-mail? (that would work because I could send it to the sms-email gateway)

    Any other solutions?
     


  2. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    You could use Google Voice. Use your GVoice number to forward your SMS to e-mail as well as have it ring whatever number you want.
     
  3. Caught

    Caught Lurker
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    Gvoice looks awesome, I was considering that actually.
    Invite didn't come yet, and I've been waiting on it for awhile.
    How many weeks does it take on average? I think I waited only one.

    In the meantime, I might pull the old sipgate + sipdroid routine, but I'm not sure how to get sipgate SMS.
     
  4. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    For me it took about a week, but it seems like it's different for everyone. It's very cool though. I can't wait until they enable number porting.
     
  5. Caught

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    Cool. I guess I'll have to be patient then. :p
     
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