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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by tokyoglow, May 18, 2010.

  1. tokyoglow

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    If I send sms through the google voice app and turn off sms forwarding and recieve sms through the app, it is free correct?
     

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    Correct because it then is using data to send/receive
     
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    nice, this is 1000000X better than textplus
     
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    The only downside I've found to GV texting is there is no MMS support, but other than that, I've found it works very well.
     
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    Same here. While I have not heard anything from Google, I am sure they will eventually get MMS support. Just a matter of time.
     
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    It isn't better if you want to text using wifi.
     
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    I havent seen any rule saying you cant use google voice SMS on wifi...i just sent a txt from a wifi network. Skype is the only app that i know of that restricts which type of network you use (wifi or 3g)

    in any case, why would it matter? If you have a 3g connection, how much damage could a message containing a few KB do to your data plan? I have the "unlimited" 5GB plan from verizon, and I've been texting like theres no tomorrow and havent gone over my allotment of data
     
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    You can use GV SMS via wifi.
     
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    So Cal
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    It's a short string of text. You don't need wifi. You don't even need 3g. EDGE even is overkill. Why would you say that for one to not have wifi support makes it worse than one that does? Keep in mind I am just trying to understand your philosophy here.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is what 0sync0 is referring to, but I have noticed when using wifi, my text messages are sometimes delayed a few minutes getting to my phone. It doesn't happen all the time for me though.
     
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    The MMS support isn't big for me. The fact that the amount of text per message is limited restricts me since some of my texts can be lengthy. Other than that minor personal issue GV is truly amazing.
     
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    It is good to know GV SMS works with wifi.

    My reasons for using wifi won't apply to most people. I pay for voice and data by the minute. Also, next week I'll be in Canada and my plan doesn't work there.
     
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    Another reason to use GV SMS via wifi is if your parents live in a black hole and you have Sprint "coverage".

    I've never had an Android phone (yet) so I'm wondering, can you set GV to be the default app to handle SMS? I had textplus on iPhone and I don't want people to have to text me on a random number. How does it work on Android?
     
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    I use GV exclusively for texting. I had Verizon block text messages alltogether on my real phone number. I use a separate GV number that is tied to my cellphone. So, now I have unlimited texting through GV and no text plan add on.
     

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