A round about way for Google Voice SMS PUSH

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mymacrumorse, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. mymacrumorse macrumors member

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    #1
    I tried the following steps and was able to push SMS for google voice...

    Requirements:
    1) Google Voice Account and a number
    2) Gmail push app (pushmail or Gpush) if you want instant push (Optional - you may have to wait for 15 mins if not gmail push app)
    3) GV Mobile (Optional - you can use the web interface to send/reply to send SMS)

    Steps:
    1) Log into google.com/voice using the gmail account that you have tied to your GV number...
    2) Goto Settings > Voicemail & SMS tab and enable sms forwarding to your email address (Its the gmail id that is tied to your GV account)
    Now all the SMS will be forwarded to your gmail and the Gmail push app will have instance push...

    I dont like seeing my SMS with my email so I have created a filter to skip the inbox and delete as soon the mail comes with a subject "SMS from"

    This way a push message arrives and you can open GV mobile to read and reply to SMS...

    This definitely is not the easily thing but I would use it any day for free messaging with dedicated number...

    Please leave a reply if this works... Thanks
     
  2. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Seattle, WA
    #2
    I've been trying that since yesterday. So far, it works great.

    The only problem is that Google Voice does not recognize short codes, so we cannot register a Google Voice phone number for services like Twitter and Facebook.
     
  3. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

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    Another sweet thing is you dont have to have GV Mobile... You can reply from your gmail and it goes from ur Google Voice Number....

    I'm LIKING IT :D
     
  4. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #4
    When you say "you can reply from your gmail," do you mean using the Mail app that's set up to use Gmail? If so, I have not been able to get that to work.

    I wouldn't mind using GV Mobile anyway, as it shows the SMS messages in conversation threads.
     

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