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Google Voice SMS Notification Problem

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by digitized, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. digitized

    digitized Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have been using GV for a few weeks with no problem. I mainly use it for SMS, saving me and my GF $30 a month ;). Recently, GV will not auto notify us of new text messages. I have the Droid and she has the Eris, I know for a fact that GV voicemail notification is working on mine, not sure about hers. She likes things simple, and this started to get annoying. The only way I can get GV to notify me of new SMS is to open the app and wait a few seconds. I haven't changed any settings, wondering if anyone can help here.

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  2. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    I found it easier to just use the email notification of new SMS. Not only easier, but more reliable, since Gmail is pushed but GV SMS isn't. This also beats the minimum 5 min notification in the GV app settings.

    Another note, you might want to try reinstallling the GV app.
  3. decalex

    decalex Android Enthusiast

    Hm.. that's odd. I've been using google voice since last year (and Grandcentral before that), and I've finally been able to fully switch to using my GV number.
    I've turned notification off on the GV app, and have google voice (set up through the website) set to forward all SMS messages to my actual cell number. Then I save the (406) number as whichever contact SMS'd me. I pretty much only use the GV app to send 'new contact' messages (and for all outgoing calls).
    I also use the app SMS Popup (which IMHO should be included in android).

    I actually sent Craig Walker (one of the GVoice/Grandcentral founders) an email asking how he configures HIS phone to best use Google voice as his main number... haven't heard back yet, but still hopeful.
    Mbe he's on a blackberry.
  4. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    Why not just use dialer and pick to use Google Voice?

    How long ago did you send it?
  5. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    when it comes to mms, i hate gv... truthfully
  6. decalex

    decalex Android Enthusiast

    That prob wasn't clear -- I do use the dialer and pick to use GV. I was just saying that I'm not actually using the application all that much (other than automatically).

    About a a month ago
  7. digitized

    digitized Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to all for helping. I tried reinstalling GV and I still have the same problem. I get no SMS notification. As soon as I open the GV app, I get all my messages. Notification through Gmail works, which is fine for me but not the wife. We were hoping to switch to GV and cancel our text plan altogether. Maybe now is not the time. I also tried reinstalling on her Eris with the same results.
  8. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    I assume you're using the Google Voice app. Try GV by Evan Charlton. Allows a 1 minute polling interval and always works for me. Even if you don't want to use it for dialing it will do notifications.
  9. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    I'm having this problem with latest Google Voice app (0.3.4) on my Acer Liquid on EDGE data network. I have "Synchronize Inbox" and Background data on my phone. But it doesn't push the notifications. I have to use "refresh" or close & reopen the Google Voice app to get the updated inbox. Noticed that if I'm on a wi-fi network, it gets pushed after about 5 mins. Anyone else having similar problems?
  10. DrScrubs

    DrScrubs Well-Known Member

    Are you using Juice Defender or a Task Killer? Those will mess with your instant notification.
  11. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    I don't have such programs running in the background. Have noticed that a real SMS sent to my cell # triggers the GV push notification. As a temporary workaround, I leave GV app running & view a thread while sleeping the phone. Then when I press power button I can check for msgs without unlocking. Still wished the auto push notification worked though. Google Voice should at least bring back the old interval auto checking. I prefer sometimes not to be interrupted instantly, but in 30 or 60 min intervals.

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