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Google Voice update (0.2.8)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by link1305, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. link1305

    link1305 Member
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    I was notified today of a Google Voice Update, version 0.2.8. I installed it and don't see any changes, but hopefully they fixed the issue of it automatically sending "double text messages" in certain situations.
     

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  2. baggachipz

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    I just tried sending a text message in landscape mode on the soft keyboard (that's what caused the double-txt bug) and instead of double-texting, it crashed. Ehhh....

    --edit-- ...aaaaand, it still double-texted. sheesh.
     
  3. jackburnt

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    I just use GV for voice mail. The rest seemed meh.
     
  4. baggachipz

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    It's got so much potential though. I feel the need to use it for SMS simply because I don't want to pay the outrageous fees to Verizon. I already have an "unlimited" data plan, this should include SMS and with GV it does.
     
  5. Dragoro

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    I use GV for everything and love it.
     
  6. mtraina7

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    Can someone please tell me the benefits of google voice? I have an unlimited plan too and usually don't get overage charges. Why would I want to use this?
     
  7. Dragoro

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    Well gv lets you block callers, get visual voicemail without paying verizon for it, and free sms.
     
  8. FireChief

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    It definitely still 'double texts'..

    Didn't see any changes with the update..

    By the way, I 'dumped' my unlimited TEXT plan with Verizon, and use GOOGLE VOICE for TEXTING. I still purchased the $5 text plan which allows for 250 messages in a month, because I wasn't sure if I would have issues and still need to use the verizon sms.. At this point, I am NOT using the verizon texting .. . Probably will dump the $5 plan next month..

    That will equal a total savings of almost $20 a month..

    FC
     
  9. AndroidsOfTara

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    You get completely free SMS. You can do SMS on your phone with the app, the GV web interface and you can even reply to SMS via email

    Voicemail can be transcribed and viewed on the phone with the app, SMS or email. For many callers, you won't even need to listen to the voicemail.

    You control how people reach you. Different people calling the same number can cause all phones to ring or different phones to ring. You set this up in the web interface.

    You can have different greetings for different people.

    You can completely block people. I do this for a few undesirable callers. They get a phone company "not in service" message.
     
  10. alostpacket

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    Google voice for voice mail, transcribed voice mails, and a throwaway number to give to businesses = win
     
  11. fortworthbret

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    The second they get MMS, this is a killer app for these phones.
     
  12. FireChief

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    Google Voice can do many things for you, but I think one of the most helpful is the VOICEMAIL feature.

    Here is how I have it set up:

    When someone calls my verizon phone number and I can't answer it, they are forwarded to my GOOGLE VOICE MAIL, not my Verizon voicemail.

    Google Voice then sends me an email with the transcribed voicemail. Granted, the transcrption is sometimes off on the words, but I generally get the context of the message..

    Also, I NEVER have to dial my verizon voicemail and push my passcode, then push buttons to listen to voicemails, etc.. I like that convenience..

    With this set up you can also CUSTOMIZE your greetings. My wife hears a personalized greeting, as does my son, my daughter, etc.. If someone from work calls, they hear a greeting 'aimed' at them... If the number is not 'recognized' by google voice, the caller gets the standard greeting.

    This is just one feature, and with this feature you aren't even 'using' the number google gave you... You are just forwarding your unanswered calls to the number.. It's great..

    FC
     
  13. thaJack

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    Mine crashed, too, but still managed to send the text first. Shows up in GV has having been sent twice, but the wife only received it once.
     
  14. iPhone2Droid

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    You can have personalized greetings per caller/group; schedule when the phone(s) will and will not ring; know that your full call history/log is synced over to Google; add notes per call, at the website. The list goes on and on. I was paying Vonage just to get the "SimulRing" feature. Cancelled it a week after getting the Droid.
     
  15. Melon Bread

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    Indeed, one of the best Google services in a while
     
  16. ttran97

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    Is anyone else having trouble dialing out with the new Google Voice 0.2.8 app? I've been trying all night and it keeps giving me a "Network Busy" message. Then I tried with GV Dialer and even using callback from the web and it works fine. :(
     
  17. kennyidaho

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    Take a guess
    :me: wants to cry.....
     
  18. Crude

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    Completely off topic, but this sig warrants an acknowledgment.
     
  19. pospower

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    Anyone know how to send SMS to multiple people? With GV of course.
     
  20. i updated , starting to think i shoudnt have.. crossing my fingers
     
  21. superdesi

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    So can I use my existing cellphone number to text from thru GV or do I have to give ppl my GV number so that they can text me?
     
  22. iPhone2Droid

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    Gv now has an option, allowing you to set things so your GV number, or carrier number, appears on outgoing text messages. Since folks tend to just hit the reply button when they get a text, it will likely follow the number you've chosen to appear on your text(s).
     
  23. superdesi

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    Can GV work with 3rd party messaging apps like handcent? How would I go about setting that up or is it automatic?
     
  24. beefamato

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    I don't think my GV account has this option yet. How did you do this? Do you change the feature on your web interface or on your Android app? Maybe they're rolling it out slowly like they sometimes do (like with IMAP a while ago).
     
  25. rixa001

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    I don't know if this has been answered: is it worth having GV with a Sprint HTC hero? I get unlimited texting and visual voicemail in my plan. Any other benefits?

    thx
     

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