Google Voice

Last chapter, I talked about Google Voice. One of the options in Google Voice is the ability to send and receive SMS text messages, as shown in Figure 5-5. This gets around your texting plan and uses your data service instead. However, there are some caveats. As I'm writing this, Google Voice doesn't support MMS messages, international messages, or receiving "short-code" messages. (These are messages sent by services like Twitter that use a shorter number for dialing.)

Figure 5-5. Messages from Google Voice

You can, however, use Google Voice in tandem with your SMS plan. Use the Messaging app when you need to send an MMS message, and use Google Voice for other messages.

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