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Google Voice spam: some questions

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

  1. winstonoboogie

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    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.
     

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    I've had it for a week and never got anything like that.
     
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    Then why bother posting here?
     
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    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 #.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Okay, truce. Let's steer this thread back to the original post now.
     

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