Google Voice: Does it count against minutes?

This is a discussion on Google Voice: Does it count against minutes? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by orjense Originally Posted by Concept Wow, you people can be confusing. GV is not VOIP GV does use data for SMS and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orjense View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Concept View Post
    Wow, you people can be confusing.

    GV is not VOIP
    GV does use data for SMS and to initiate a phone call
    GV will use your cellular minutes making calls
    GV will NOT use your messages for SMS.

    SMS through GV will use all data and only data unless you have your SMS messages forwarded to your Cell. You can change this setting from the settings page on google.com/voice webpage.

    GV will use data to contact the GV servers to initiate a phone call. Google servers will then start the phone call on your phone dialing through GV servers. You can save a lot of money on calls if you still have TMO myfavs or ATT a list. You can set up your GV account so all GV calls use your GV number for incoming calls. Add your GV number as one of your fav #ís or a list and all those calls will be free.

    For a second I thought you ve answered the question that brought me to this thread, but I still got the Q.

    Does SMS from /to my GV count against my plan? if not, can I then use GV SMS functionality without career SMS plan?
    No, GV does not use your SMS plan as long as the messages AREN'T forwarded to you phone. With a N1 you can use the GV app for SMS and it will be data only. If you had another phone (BlackBerry for instance) it would probably use your SMS because it will need to forward the messages to your phone for instant notifications.

    FYI, an example of how GV is data only, you can use GV on your ipod touch as a web app. You can't make calls but you can manage your contacts, SMS and initiate phone calls all through the web app.

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    [quote=dixy2k;42335]
    Quote Originally Posted by Concept View Post
    Wow, you people can be confusing.

    I'm not sure how you have your GV set up, but I don't use data as I have it blocked on my account.

    I have use GV since Oct 2009 and never used data at all.
    I don't have a clue how you could use GV without data on your phone. Of course you can use GV through the web but thats data. If you've been using GV through your phone without data, you have a magic phone.

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    It works on any "dumbphone", no SMS though.

    All you do is call your GV number and it takes you from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    It works on any "dumbphone", no SMS though.

    All you do is call your GV number and it takes you from there.
    Yes, you can use GV that way. Its all phone calls. I thought this thread was about using GV for SMS.

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