Google Voice spam: some questions

Here's the deal:

I am new Voice user, just got in last weekend with the Google Voice for Students thing. I set up a GV number for safekeeping but I'm not using it for calls or SMS. Voice is only set up on my Incredible to handle voicemail. So, tonight, I got a notification on my phone. Upon looking, I see that there's a message in Voice despite having not received any call. It's from an unknown number and obviously a spam message.

Two questions:

1.) How did this message get to me? i.e. did someone text my GV number or what?

2.) Is spam going to be a big problem with Google Voice? If so, I'm afraid I will very quickly switch back to my carrier's service.

Appreciate the input, thanks.


Android Expert
To say that I never have had that problem lol.

Maybe the # you picked belonged to somebody else previously. Spam can be sent to any #.


Thread starter
Well, I'd appreciate responses from people with actual insight into my questions. Please understand that comments from people not experiencing spam in Google Voice are not helpful.


Android Expert
Figured sharing personal experience is actual insight. You asked if spam is a problem with GV I answered it has never been a problem for me. Really don't see how I did anything wrong. I viewed your question as something asking all GV users so that you can get actual data on it.