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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Teris, May 20, 2010.

  1. Teris

    Teris Well-Known Member
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    Can someone please help with two GV issues:

    1) I can't figure out how to text using GV. Can someone walk me through it? Right now, I'm not receiving my texts on GV (I'm getting them on Handcent).

    2) How can I stop receiving transcripts of my GV messages as texts through Handcent?

    Thanks!
     



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  2. Teris

    Teris Well-Known Member
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    Okay, I figured out #2 (it's in settings on GV on the computer, not on the phone). Just need help with #1. Thanks!
     
  3. Germwise

    Germwise Android Enthusiast

    Erm go to google voice hit menu and compose
     
  4. Teris

    Teris Well-Known Member
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    When I hit Voice on my phone, it brings me to an inbox. I hit menu and there is no "compose" option. I have only these options: refresh, labels, balance, settings and help.
     
  5. chepes3x

    chepes3x Member

    What i did first was remove da text plan...

    One more thing... Make sure when u text using ur google use ur google voice number... Not the one from verizon.
     
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  6. chepes3x

    chepes3x Member

    oh ok..
    just go to ur contacts+long press any contact+it will give u an option for send text message...

    maybe thats ur problem.
     
  7. rhippler

    rhippler Well-Known Member

    do you have a Google # or are you just using the voice mail option? the latter does not offer texting
     
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  8. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    You have been invited into Gvoice right?
     
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  9. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Guessing you don't have a Google number as mentioned by others. Log on using your PC and texting should be an option there. Also, you can open the GV app on your phone, go to settings and under "About", it will list your GV number if you have one.
     
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  10. Teris

    Teris Well-Known Member
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    Thanks guys. When I go to this phone's number under GV in my cell phone, it lists my cell number, not the GV# they gave me. So how do I switch it to the GV#? Do I also need to give that number out as my cell number now, too, or will calls/texts be routed to that number through my current cell number? Sorry for all the questions.
     
  11. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    No, you have to give them the GV # to text, or they will come through as standard texts, and you'll get billed for them.
     

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