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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darkcyber, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. darkcyber

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    I got a Droid X a couple week back and I am using my Google Voice for my voice mail and love it. When I miss a call, I get a transcribed text message and an email via my Gmail account. On my X, I get a 'Play' button or arrow within my email and I just press that arrow and my recorded voice mail plays back.

    I gave my wife my old Droid and just installed her a Google Voice account and tested the voice mail and she to receives a transcribed text message and email via Gmail. But, on her email there is no play button. There is a link in the email called 'play this message' (or something like that) and when I click that link it shows something downloading on the top status bar, but never plays the message. I have click and drag down the status bar from the top and then it shows 1 downloaded mp3 file. I click on that and then the default installed media player will play the message.

    What is the difference between the Droid and Droid X that hers will not auto play the messages from within her Gmail?

    Both phones are running 2.1 and I just have the default media player on my X.

    She needs something real simple like it does on my phone or she will not use it. :eek:
     

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    Maybe she has to login to Gmail on a web browser, then go to Settings > Labs > Google Voice player in mail and enable it?

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    Thanks, will give it a try! I never had to do that on my X, it must have come stock like that.
     
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    You can bypass using Gmail to listen to messages if you install the GV app, you get the transcription and option to play the message through that. I get a regular notification and open the app instead of getting an email and opening that...she may find that easier, I do.
     
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    I was just going to say this same thing. The Google Voice app is the way to go. It puts your voicemail notification up with a different icon from Gmail, which is nice.
     

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