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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by BestInGalaxy, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. BestInGalaxy

    BestInGalaxy Member
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    I'm currently on a data plan with no texting plan, so every text WILL cost me. But I heard that Google Voice offers free texting and free calls? If this is true, is it just normal text messages, or does that include picture messaging, video messaging AND text messaging? What about the free calls? How does that work?

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  2. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    It's only normal. No video messaging or picture messaging. Also, you should turn off text forwarding (which is on by default); otherwise, you'll be charged for text messaging.

    No free phone calls, though. Not with the way Google Voice normally works.
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  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    You can get free calling if you use GrooveIP
    (check Amazon Market. It's usually cheaper there).
    It'll make calls over 3G/Wifi and will use your Google Voice number for the calls.

    Call quality isn't nearly as good as making a normal cell call, but it does work and domestic calls coming in through GrooveIP (inbound and outbound) will not use carrier minutes.
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  4. BestInGalaxy

    BestInGalaxy Member
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    Well, I have a problem setting up a google-voice account. After it tells me to create a 4 digit PIN, it goes on to load then it says that the number can't be verified. Anyone know a solution to this? I've already tried twice.
  5. darkestred

    darkestred Android Enthusiast

    You already have a google email address, right? Can you elaborate on what you're saying? I don't ever recall having to create a pin for GV.
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  6. BestInGalaxy

    BestInGalaxy Member
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    It was the 4 digit PIN for Voicemail, but I already got it to work hours ago. Thanks everyone who helped.
  7. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    HeyWire (free download and free to use) supports SMS and MMS, and works well.
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