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Google voice
manhattanproj
Enthusiast

I'm looking to see how viable Google voice is for text messaging and got a question for you guys.

I don't want to incur charges if someone send sms to my Verizon number.

If I disable my SMS capability within my Verizon account, will I be able to get texts through Google Voice.

Or does my sms capability must be enabled in order for Google voice to work?

any help appreciated.

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PJNC284
Master

Yes you will still get them assuming you have a data connection.  Google Voice doesn't support mms yet so that may be a deal breaker for some.

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Re: Google voice
manhattanproj
Enthusiast

i'm pondering this option because, if i upgrade through a 3rd party site, verizon wouldn't allow me to carry my $5 messaging plan. the only options now are the $10 or unlimited, which is too much for me. i don't really text that much, just nice to have.

i can upgrade through verizon to keep the messaging but the site doesn't offer as good of a deal.

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manhattanproj
Enthusiast

on a side note: can you use google voice to text non-google voice users?

or do both users have to have google voice for it to work, like whatsapp?

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Re: Google voice
maya0630
Contributor

You can text everybody, they don't have to have Google voice.

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