woohoo, google voice now does MMS!!

TheAppleFairy

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Mar 28, 2013
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Oh sweet, it's about time, I have been waiting for this forever. I wish Verizon was on the list. Most people that text me do so with Verizon or AT&T.

I just texted it with my Verizon phone and my AT&T phone and it worked with the AT&T one. My friends who have Sprint have been able to send me MMS for some time now though.
 

TheHateMachine

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Sep 18, 2012
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Now that this is possible, i'm porting my mobile number to gvoice. I have had this number for 16 years and everyone knows it. Ill just surf from carrier to carrier and just use gvoice/hangouts for all my phone/video and messaging needs.
 

TheAppleFairy

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Mar 28, 2013
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The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
Now that this is possible, i'm porting my mobile number to gvoice. I have had this number for 16 years and everyone knows it. Ill just surf from carrier to carrier and just use gvoice/hangouts for all my phone/video and messaging needs.

I was waiting for the same thing, then my wife went back to Japan last year for 5 months and her phone was still on contract, so I cancelled my line and took my wife's line while she was gone, so I transferred it to GV prematurely hoping it would be right around the corner.

Funny thing is my brother sent me a MMS last week and just asked me why I didn't respond to his text.

Trying to find out if there is a way to reply with MMS, even if it is through email I'd be happy.
 

TheHateMachine

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2012
842
987
I was waiting for the same thing, then my wife went back to Japan last year for 5 months and her phone was still on contract, so I cancelled my line and took my wife's line while she was gone, so I transferred it to GV prematurely hoping it would be right around the corner.

Funny thing is my brother sent me a MMS last week and just asked me why I didn't respond to his text.

Trying to find out if there is a way to reply with MMS, even if it is through email I'd be happy.
Yea, my replies all sent the image link.
 

mattopotamus

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in a world where data is king, why is this so important? Pretty much all plans come with unlimited talk/text. The data is what gets you. What is the major benefit?
 

TheAppleFairy

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Mar 28, 2013
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in a world where data is king, why is this so important? Pretty much all plans come with unlimited talk/text. The data is what gets you. What is the major benefit?


Because people still send mms messages to people, and an American phone number I can use anywhere in the world and still send and receive text messages on the same number and from any computer it's an awesome feature.
 

bigjnyc

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They should just integrate all of the google voice functionality in to hangouts already.... I think they are still missing text, MMS and voicemail from the iOS version (not sure about android)
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Because people still send mms messages to people, and an American phone number I can use anywhere in the world and still send and receive text messages on the same number and from any computer it's an awesome feature.
ok that makes sense. If you travel a lot I see that as a huge benefit.
 

RickTaylor

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in a world where data is king, why is this so important? Pretty much all plans come with unlimited talk/text. The data is what gets you. What is the major benefit?
I'd like to be able to replay my phone with my ipad mini retina. I might be able to do that with google voice, but I'd like to be able to receive text messages on my number. At least that's how I'm thinking.
 

spinedoc77

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Jun 11, 2009
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in a world where data is king, why is this so important? Pretty much all plans come with unlimited talk/text. The data is what gets you. What is the major benefit?
The benefit is that it's consistent with your Google voice number. If you give someone your Google voice number, when you MMS them they get your regular carrier number kind of defeating some of the advantage of a GV number.
 
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