Google Voice Mobile App for the Android and the BlackBerry was earlier released by Google. With Google Voice for mobile, you can call and also send text messages using your Google Voice number. The application also provides facility for voicemail transcriptions and cheap international dialing which starts at as low as $0.02 per minute.
This article describes step by step instructions for sending SMS from Google Voice using any mobile phone. So in short, lets say you dont have a blackberry or an Android powered phone, you can still send SMS using Google voice by following the instructions below
First, log into Google Voice and configure it to forward text messages to your cell phone. When someone sends a text message to your Google Voice number, you’ll receive the text on your phone–but not from the recipient’s phone number. Instead, it will be a 406 number you’ve never seen before, with the person’s name preceding the message (as pictured here). Add that number to your recipient’s address book entry as “Other” or a custom label (like “GV SMS”). Each one of your text recipients will have a different 406 number.
From there on in, if you SMS that 406 number, your recipient will receive text messages from you–and it will look like they’re coming from your Google Voice number. Their replies to any messages you send to that number will go back to your Google Voice number and come to you via the 406–meaning, your recipient never sees the 406 number. Like I said, it’s a kluge, but it works.
This post is sourced from Smarterware. Many thanks to Gina Trapani for this tip.
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