How Google Voice can give you unlimited text messages for free

gotxt-free-smsHere’s a tip for anyone who uses Google Voice and want to save money on their SMS package.

Today we bring you a great way to quickly and easily get access to your Google text messages. Previously if you wanted to check on your Google SMS messages you either had to go to the book marked page on your phone and continually refresh, or have the SMS messages forwarded to your phone as a text message, using your carrier allowance. This defeats the purpose for some users who are using Google Voice as their primary number to save on the $20 a month that most carriers charge for unlimited messaging.

There is however an easy way to fix this: Go to settings on your Google Voice account, then go to voicemail and SMS tab and check "Forward SMS messages to my email". After this is done, all SMS messages will be sent via email to your phone, and as long as you have email on your phone set to update at regular intervals, you can receive all your Google voice SMS messages as emails in a timely manner.

On top of this, rather than going into a browser and replying from there, you can reply straight from your inbox (you don’t even need to change the subject field), anything that you type in the message field will appear in the outgoing text. (Remember to remove any signature from your e-mail such as "sent from my windows phone" you and also make sure that you don’t include the body of emails when replying and forwarding).

Thanks Simba for the great tip.

WM

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