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Old 07-21-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Has anybody tried this new thing out with a cell phone yet?
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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I used the old Grand Central, I migrated over but have yet to use it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Yeah I got an invite. Its alright, voice transcription is passable, but voice transcription is terrible on people with accents or people who speak low. Understandable, but its frustrating when you get a line of gibberish in a text message from google.

Some people have been really taking advantage of the service on tmobile/verizon/alltel by adding the google voice numbers (your google voice number and the so far static number google uses to connect when you're on their dialer service) as part of their faves, so that they direct everyone to call them on google number and they essentially get unlimited minutes. Apparently its against the TOS, but the companies lack a mechanism to detect this type of usage.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The 2 reasons I want it are just for the reasons you stated. I can put the GV number on MyFaves and essentially get free incoming calls no matter who is calling. The other reason is that my oldest son is on my family plan and wants a local number where he lives in Illinois and TMobile requires that all numbers on a family plan have the same area code.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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The 2 reasons I want it are just for the reasons you stated. I can put the GV number on MyFaves and essentially get free incoming calls no matter who is calling. The other reason is that my oldest son is on my family plan and wants a local number where he lives in Illinois and TMobile requires that all numbers on a family plan have the same area code.
No they don't. My family plan (with myfaves on T-Mobile) has a 917 number and two 347 numbers. Whoever told you that you can't have multiple area codes is lying to you.
Anyway for you to use the myfaves thing, you have to have the dial out number (if you have an android phone or a blackberry) and your google voice number on myfaves. Myfaves works by recognizing caller ID, so you have to turn off incoming caller ID spoofing on Google Voice.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Has anybody tried this new thing out with a cell phone yet?
I have been using google voice since grandcentral days. I always give out my GV number as it is my permanent number. I can switch to another cell phone company in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I have been using google voice since grandcentral days. I always give out my GV number as it is my permanent number. I can switch to another cell phone company in a heartbeat.
I got it and I love it!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I got it and I love it!
Kev, Is that the Nexus or Nexxus 1 that I keep seeing advertised ?
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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Kev, Is that the Nexus or Nexxus 1 that I keep seeing advertised ?
Kev made that post in August of 2009, well before Google's Nexus One was available. Google Voice and the Nexus One are two different things entirely. Google Voice is a phone number and calling system that gives users a lot of features and flexibilities that are not found in other places. Nexus One is Google's new cell phone running on the Android operating system (also by Google).
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