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    Project Fi shutting down text forwarding on September 12

    Does anybody know anything about this? How will it affect you?

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...-september-12/

    Jordan Palmer
    Aug 15, 2018

    "A sad bit news hit Project Fi users' emails today. Google's MVNO service is shutting down text forwarding on September 12. While I'm sure not everyone on the carrier uses this feature, I personally have relied on it since joining Fi.

    Google notes that call forwarding to another number will continue to work, so there's that. One of the reasons I use text forwarding is to keep my original number on Fi while using my Verizon SIM for data. Since the Pixel 2 XL doesn't support a true dual-SIM setup, I've had my Fi number on the phone's eSIM and VZW in the physical slot. Not an ideal system, but it's worked for the past several months.

    Bummer."

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    Many people (myself included) did not even know this feature was added at some point. Although you can forward the texts to another number you cannot reply using your Project Fi number, so its usefulness was limited.

    I am using Hangouts for all Fi messaging, so it's available on as many devices as you log into your google account with (including desktop).
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    Thanks for the info.

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    One thing many people seem to be unaware of, is that you can log into multiple google accounts simultaneously. There is probably some sort of limit but I have done three at once.

    You cannot forward GV to another GV or Fi number, but you can have those other ones ring in the Hangouts app which may be good enough.

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    Does anyone know if the Google Voice service will still have text forwarding capability? I am thinking of ditching Project Fi and going back to Voice forwarded to my feature phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezLouise View Post
    Does anyone know if the Google Voice service will still have text forwarding capability? I am thinking of ditching Project Fi and going back to Voice forwarded to my feature phone.
    Yes, GV still forwards text.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using HoFo mobile app

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