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Google Voice Alternative for Second Google Voice Number?

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By Shurafa, Member on 22nd April 2012, 06:58 AM
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I am looking for a way to access my second Google Voice number from my Android phone. (I have one GV# for Work and one for Personal)

On my iPhone I use the Official Google Voice app along with GV Connect: to use both Google Voice numbers at the same time. I am looking for something similar to GV Connect for Android.

Currently I use the following 4 methods to 1. View SMS 2. Send SMS 3. Make Phone Calls. 4. Recieve SMS notification on an Android Phone.
1. To View SMS: I created a widget of the Google Voice website that I use to view messages in the Chrome Beta. (Also forward SMS to my Gmail and have a custom notification for the SMS Label I created in Gmail.)
2. To send SMS: I use Group SMS & Scheduler
3. To Make Calls: I use GooveIP
4. SMS Notifications on Phone: I set forwarding of SMS messages on my secondary Google Vocie number to my gmail. Then created a Gmail label for all SMS messages to a particular label and skip my inbox. I then setup a custom notification sound for this folder so that I can get notifications on my phone.

There has to be a better way than this. I find it hard to believe that an iPhone is head and shoulders above Android when it comes to using Multiple Google Voice numbers.
7th May 2012, 04:56 PM |#2  
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Edited details for sms on second number.
7th August 2012, 10:03 PM |#3  
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Every time I get a new Android phone I end up looking for a solution to this issue. I started looking for a solution to this issue when I got a Nexus One in January 2010. This is the number one reason I have stuck with an iPhone over the past few years as it allows me to use two different Google Voice numbers on the same device. The fact that I have been writing that last sentence for over two and a half years boggles my mind. I cant believe Google has not come up with a solution to this problem and even more surprised that so few third party developers have taken up the task.

With that said I am currently using the following solution.

1. To Make Calls: I use GooveIP
2. for SMS I am using SynerGV

Both of these solutions are "good enough" however they are far from great. Still looking for a single well written app to use with my secondary Google Voice number.
15th October 2012, 08:21 PM |#4  
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It is a mystery to me how it is possible that an app for this has not yet been created. I would think it would be a lucrative project. I would pay just about anything for this application its the only reason my iPhone is still my primary device.
9th December 2012, 12:39 PM |#5  
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GrooveIP is great app but rather than buying SynerGV for sms, select the option to push incoming text messages to your gmail account then reply in your default browser using GV mobile site ( Its simple and free. I don't know why Google does not see the profit in having 2 numbers on 1 mobile number then having multiple accounts for its voice app. I would definitively pay the fee but anyway I hope this helps.
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