Tentative plan: Porting my current ATT cell numbers over to Google Voice to use with my Ting phones.
I'm confused on the way Google voice transmits texts. Are they using sms or data?
If someone was to text me (using my Google number) would the text be sent to my Google Inbox via sms or data? (or would it be sent to the native texting app?) If I replied to that text, would it be returned via data or sms to Google and then on to the original sender? The person receiving the text would only be seeing the Google Voice number?
Does Google use sms for texting or do they actually use data instead? Therfore you have to have data inabled? That doesn't seem logical because then, you couldn't send a text to a "dumb" phone.
I don't send many texts and at Ting's pricing I don't mind paying for them. I'm just looking for the simplest way of handling this. I would just use the native app on Ting but it would send my Ting number and not my older ATT number that I will be porting to GV. That might not be big deal, it just might lead to a little confusion.
I have read a few isues using GV for texting. I wasn't sure if the issues were caused by having to use data instead of sms. (or maybe people)
My home is not "Ting friendly" usually I am roaming on Verizon. Therfore no data unless I'm on my wifi. I am just looking for potential isuuses and fixes before I switch over fully.