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    Can someone explain how googlevoice works?

    I dont have myfavs or friends and family so how can I make calls/sms for free from my blackberry? I just got invited by the way so I'm late to the party as usual



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    Add your gvoice phone number to your friends and family then you call using Gvoice on the phone and all calls just became airtime free!
    That is how to do it on Verizon.

    Or... Are you asking how to use google voice in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeeman69 View Post
    Add your gvoice phone number to your friends and family then you call using Gvoice on the phone and all calls just became airtime free!
    That is how to do it on Verizon.

    Or... Are you asking how to use google voice in general?

    I just said I dont have friends and family lol.

    So then thats the only way to get free calls?
    I got the lowest minutes plan with verizon at the moment since I'm not using it much, but I guess if I was to run into minute trouble I can add friends and fam.

    Now how about sms , how do I go about doing that for free?



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    The SMS works over your data connection. The SMS messages go from your gvoice number, not your verizon number.

    Sorry, I thought you meant you don't use F an F... You will need that period to make free calls. Google voice originates a call from your verizon number to your gvoice number then completes the call to the person you called, hence requiring the free call to friends and family. Airtime free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeeman69 View Post
    The SMS works over your data connection. The SMS messages go from your gvoice number, not your verizon number.
    So this is great news then. So from my blackberry googlevoice app, I enter the phone number, menu, and select sms. This wont be counted toward my verizon sms. And same if I recieve sms to my gvoice number? Just trying to clarify for sure.



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    Yes, that is it. you don't ever use your blackberry SMS for this, you do it though the google voice app though, don't forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    I dont have myfavs or friends and family so how can I make calls/sms for free from my blackberry? I just got invited by the way so I'm late to the party as usual
    I am just going to make this simple.. there is no way to make and receive calls or sms for free using google voice

    and are you 100% about it not counting towards your sms because when it come back to GV number it gets a text sent to your vzw number as well
    Last edited by jnepsa; 10-16-2009 at 11:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeeman69 View Post
    Yes, that is it. you don't ever use your blackberry SMS for this, you do it though the google voice app though, don't forget.
    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    I am just going to make this simple.. there is no way to make and receive calls or sms for free using google voice

    and are you 100% about it not counting towards your sms because when it come back to GV number it gets a text sent to your vzw number as well
    Ok, a little confused. I understand about the calls part.

    BUt sms part, seems boogee says they are free through app.

    So are sms incoming different from sms outgoing through gvoice number? lol

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