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Android ICS Messaging App shows messages coming from weird numbers instead of contact's number?

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Android ICS Messaging App shows messages coming from weird numbers instead of contact's number? Jakobud 5/15/12 12:21 PM
Using Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/ ICS 4.0.2

In the Google Voice app Settings I have chosen the option to "Receive Text Messages using: The Android Messaging App".  When someone I know (who is in my phone's contacts) sends me a text message, it shows up in the Messaging App but it doesn't come in using their real phone number.  It comes in using Google Voice's random number, like 617-xxx-xxxx.  Is there a GV setting to make the messages show up using that Contact's real number instead?

Also, if I send a text message from the Messenger app, does it send out using my carrier's SMS service or using GV's SMS Service?
Re: Android ICS Messaging App shows messages coming from weird numbers instead of contact's number? SnerdlyBosco 5/15/12 12:27 PM

It's a feature, not a flaw:

http://support.google.com/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=117605

Used to be just 406 and 972 numbers; now includes many other area codes.