Will Google voice still mess up iMessages on Sprint?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by misterfalcon, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. misterfalcon macrumors newbie

    misterfalcon

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    I had google voice before (on the same number) but it messed up my sprint iMessage - I used to be able to send and receive SMS (e.g. android devices) and iMessage texts from my Macs and all iDevices. When i installed GV, I lost that ability so i uninstalled it. afterward, I was able to only able to send and receive iMessages on my Mac/iDevices and not SMS's (unless it was on my iPhone.)

    just wanted to know if I install GV now will that problem. reason being is I'm getting a LOT of spam because my number is listed on google maps for my business.

    secondly, id like to know if iMessage still supports SMS (to non-iPhones) or has that function been lost.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    You're going to have a separate GV number from your iPhone number?
     
  3. misterfalcon thread starter macrumors newbie

    misterfalcon

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    No it will be the same
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    Messages can definitely send iMessage or SMS but I don't know the effect of a GV number. My GV number is separate.

    It's difficult to find reliable, up-to-date info on Google Voice issues.
     
  5. Solo5000 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same problem. GV was great since I could get texts on desktop in my pre iMessage days. Now I have a clustercuss because I both have GV Sprint number AND iMessage on phone. I use both apps because I don't want to give up the occasional benefits of each but this is just stupid. When traveling outside the US esp, the ability to get SMS from non iphone people has been valuable.
     

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