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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by scottfreeze, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. scottfreeze

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    Hi all,

    Sorry for the partial cross post, but I wasn't getting any love in the Droid forum.

    Simple question... does the GMail app play Google Voice voicemail messages for you all? Because when I click the "play message" link, it just opens my browser and prompts me to save "voicemail.mp3". What I want to know is... did I mess up my settings somehow, or is this how the GMail app treats Google Voice voicemail messages for everyone?

    Thanks,
    Freeze
     

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    You are getting normal operation. The ability to sort/play GVmails from within GMail, ala GV, is on their list of suggestions.

    You can go an vote for it HERE
     
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    You can however, actually download the Google Voice application, which let's you play the mp3.

    Although it does get kinda furstrating, since I feel like I get 4 notification for every VM, SMS, GV, missed call, and gmail.
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the replies. Good to know it's not just me, hopefully Google will address it with the next GMail app update.

    jahsh... for your notification problem, I solved it by using only GMail for notifications. Specifically, I have my Google Voice web panel settings set to notify my GMail account upon receiving a voicemail or an SMS, and I unchecked the setting that would send the voicemails to the phone as a text message.

    That way, I get the notifications of messages "pushed" to the GMail app immediately instead of having to wait for the 5 minute minimum refresh time of the Google Voice app. The key is to then go into the GV app on the phone and disable all the notifications.

    That way, I only get one notification (always from GMail) for each message whether it's voice or SMS.

    Hope that helps,
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    Thanks les,
    I installed GV for receiving voimail and it does the thing I need.
    I though I have to exit gmail and go into GV to get the voice mail.)
    The downside: I could not figure out how delete all voicemail entries in
    one step and not one-by-one.

    Peter
     

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