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    How can I get text messages forwarded to my android phone?

    Hello,

    I just opened a new Google Voice account, and my text messages go to that account. Is there anyway that I can have my text messages forwarded to my Android phone?

    Thank you

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    Open GV on your computer. Click the little gear in the upper right to go to settings. You will find that option - and many others - can be set from there.

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    Thank you again for the information Southsound!

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    I do have one more question.

    When I answer a text that I receive on my Android phone, will the text receiver see my Android phone number or my Google Voice phone number?

    Thanks again.

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    Google Voice uses some kind of a phantom number scheme that causes the forwarded text to show the contact when received just like it was coming direct - but that message has embedded information that allows a reply to go through GV's servers so it will show your GV number and also show up in the GV app or on your PC. Others here can give you the proper terms and elaborate on the process, but I just know it works. If you send a new text using your Android messaging app, it will show your cell number. But you can use the GV app and it will show your GV number. I have my friends put my actual cell number in their contacts list as (other) so if I text or call them with the cell directly (not going through GV) they still know who the call / text is from.

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    Great information Southsound !

    I feel like I have gone from a Newbie to a Newbie First Class in one post.

    Thanks again.

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    I had the same problem, but it only took me about an hour to fix it.

    The first lady had no clue what to do and said to go to a corporate store. When I asked to speak to her supervisor she dropped my call.

    I called back and got a guy that knew exactly what to do and fixed the problem.

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