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SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill

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SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill serpentine5 8/19/10 8:57 PM
Do you already have Google Voice (Y/N)? yes
If so, do you have a Google number (Y/N)? yes

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Ok, when i send and receive sms texts through the GV app on my Blackberry Curve, the in coming text show up in my normal inbox then in my GV inbox, and the text show up on my statement as texts sent and received. It shows it to be a google number instead of the number I an texting to, but it still shows. How do I get it to stop using my texting service and only use data to send and receive texts?

Re: SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill Hillsborough 8/19/10 9:00 PM
Google does not pay your phone bill.  Using the Google Voice web interface is free, using your cell phone is not.  Navigate to the Google Voice web interface to send and receive text messages if you don't want to pay.
Re: SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill serpentine5 8/19/10 9:23 PM
I did not say anything about paying. re-read what I said. and no, using the web feature only defeats the purpose of having this on my phone now doesnt it? GV SMS texts DO NOT need to go through my SMS service on my phone, they need to go through DATA so they are not recorded on my bill so that when someone looks at my bill, they will not see that I texted someone 50 times in one day.
Re: SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill ChuckDaemon 8/20/10 11:24 AM
That was a problem for me too with lots and lots of GV texts showing up on my phone bill. So, under the phones, I disabled it sending the text to my phone. Select Voice Settings from menu, then click the Edit button under the phone in question. Uncheck the check box that reads "Receive text messages on this phone."  You won't be able to reply to the text messages directly from your phone, but I do it through either email or through the web interface, which I can also using on my iPhone.  it works because sometimes I'll send 200 plus messages a day and I don't want anyone to know how much I text.
Re: SMS texting via google voice on blackberry show on my bill serpentine5 8/22/10 9:59 PM
Thank you Chuck, we will see if that helps....
as i understand it... making this change, i will not be able to use the GV app on my phone to send or receive texts? only via email since I have them forwarded to it?
Thanks again