Google Voice help, please!
May 8, 2014 7:31 AM Subscribe
I've been having problems using Google Voice for texts ever since I got a new cell phone in December (Samsung Galaxy Mega). Inside is how I would like it to be configured and what is happening instead.
posted by fiercecupcake to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is how it worked on my old phone (HTC Inspire?) and how I'd like it to work again:
- Can get texts on my phone that are sent to my Voice number, through the Voice app
- Can get texts on my phone that are sent to my ATT number, through the native messaging app
- Voice handles voicemail and I get text summaries by email and alerts on my phone when I have new voicemail
Shit, at this point I'd settle for no Google Voice and just being able to get freaking messages sent to my ATT number and retrieved via the native messaging app.
- I'm not getting texts sent to EITHER my ATT number or to the Voice number
I did a hard reset of my phone, including uninstalling Google Voice, and I still can't even get messages sent to my ATT number through the native messaging app.
I don't understand the settings on Google Voice where it says:
[X] Mobile (AT&T)
(555) 555-5555 - Mobile
[X] Receive text messages on this phone
[ ] Notify me of new voicemails via text
Does that have to do with getting voicemails on my phone at all or at that number or what?
I am so confused. I think I'm at the end of my rope. I don't want to call AT&T 'cause I already know they are going to tell me they can't help me with a third-party app.