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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 12:04 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    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
    I am waiting to hear back on what Boog says but I thought when I used it i noticed a jump in my out of network msg's (sms) from at least the incoming texts

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    I use it all the time, with my vzw friends and family too. Only downside is without the google voice app for my handset. I call my google number, and then dial out, and I can't sdee the number in my call log.

    Other than that, I love it.
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    SMS count as out of network msgs, on VZW at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzieBalzonya View Post
    SMS count as out of network msgs, on VZW at least.

    I'm on vzw too. Outgoing and incoming sms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    I'm on vzw too. Outgoing and incoming sms?
    if you log in to the app the outgoing shouldnt but the incoming still forward to your vzw number

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    Here is how it works for free SMS, sing in to your google voice account on a pc (www.google.con/voice), under settings select deliver SMS via email, that way you get them as an email, you will be able to reply via email, or open google voice app on the phone, menu address book, and SMS using google voice, that's it.
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    OK, so I just Dled the app, and with the app on my handset this is the ish. I even paid for my goog # on ebay.

    As jnepsa said outgoing are unlimited, but incoming is based on package.

    The outbound are handled similar to pin, but inbound as far as i can tell, and just repeating this at this point, forward to the cell # and are out of network. But how that affects your billing is based on price plan/features.

    Tested this with my phone and my wifes phone. the message sent from google app (data billing) and the reply was recieved in SMS/MMS folder (text/sms billing)

    But now that i have the app, I am even more in love with it :07:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Here is how it works for free SMS, sing in to your google voice account on a pc (www.google.con/voice), under settings select deliver SMS via email, that way you get them as an email, you will be able to reply via email, or open google voice app on the phone, menu address book, and SMS using google voice, that's it.
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    I tested the forward to email option, and it still sends a copy to you handset as sms and then email too. So no way around that. unless you remove your number, but then no calls can be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Here is how it works for free SMS, sing in to your google voice account on a pc (www.google.con/voice), under settings select deliver SMS via email, that way you get them as an email, you will be able to reply via email, or open google voice app on the phone, menu address book, and SMS using google voice, that's it.
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    I dont see the "deliver SMS" option. I do see:
    SMS Forwarding Forward SMS messages to my email:

    which I believe is different from what you mention ealvnv

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    Sorry if I'm causing confusion since Im new to this app, but you gotta see all the other answers I was getting via bbm so I figured Id ask here.

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    ealvnv is right, I didn't think about that part, the incoming sms. Yes, it delivers to your verizon sms if you don't tell it to go to email.

    Good catch!

    The free calls thing is absoutely true with friends and family. If you are a big phone talker, this is a must have before VZW figures out how to stop it.

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