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Google Voice SMS -- Now going through messaging app??

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by lockcity, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. lockcity

    lockcity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Before when I got an SMS message to my Google Voice number, it was sent to my phone in my GV inbox.

    Now those SMS messages are going into the regular Messaging app that comes with the phone that I use to send standard text messages.

    I don't think I have changed any settings, but is there anything I can do to assure it goes back to the old way I had it, that all SMS sent to my Google Voice # go to the GV inbox, and all texts sent to my cell # go to the messaging app?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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  2. dkokkos

    dkokkos Newbie

    did you enable from the gvoice web site the feature to forward all the sms that arrive on your gvoice number to your cell phone? you can check that under the settings...
  3. lockcity

    lockcity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well I want all calls to my GV number sent to my phone...but I'd like all SMS sent to my GV number to stay in the GV app and not my regular messaging app.

    When the SMS show up in standard messaging app, only the phone numbers show up...they don't pull up the contact...so i have no idea who the SMS is from unless i search my contacts for that #.
  4. hawkeye680

    hawkeye680 Newbie

    Bump for the same problem, if it goes to my Messaging App SMS is no longer free right?
  5. davbak

    davbak Well-Known Member

    Do what @dkokkos said and check to make sure you did not set Google Voice to forward all SMS to your phone. Disabling that option SHOULD keep SMS messages from forwarding to your phone and they will only show up in the Google Voice app.

    This option can be found in Settings -> Phones, then under your mobile number, click 'Edit'. The option you're looking for is 'Receive SMS on this phone (mobile phones only)'.

    And yes, once the SMS is forwarded to your phone, it counts as a regular text message.
  6. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for the previous poster. I spent some head-scratching time trying to figure out why or how it could be, that the PhoneAnalyzer app ALWAYS tells me "xx received, 0 sent". I was torn, since I wanna keep using Handcent. Compromised- I settle for half (sent, zero; received, whatever number), meaning I still have 'em forwarded to the phone. Not too bad, since I can now, at least, get away with the lowest ($5) SMS package.
  7. lockcity

    lockcity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This worked! Thanks!
  8. dalejoel

    dalejoel Lurker

    I've noticed that sometimes my google voice on the G1 I use does not recognize the phone number that sent a text even though they are in my contacts, but google voice on the web does recognize it and if I forward to email, my email recognizes it. It's only the google voice on my phone that seems to have a problem.


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