Well, it looks like I'm finally going to have to give up on using Google Voice to save money. I just haven't been happy with the quality, and it's making all my friends hesitant to switch to Ting, because they're associating all the problems I've been having with Ting, when it's really just Google Voice!
I use GV for texting, but at least three times a week I won't get an SMS message. And it's always from contacts who usually have no problem texting my GV #, and I confirmed they aren't sending an MMS. These aren't messages that I get weeks later; I never get them at all. They don't show up in the GV app, they don't show up in the GV desktop client, and they don't show up in my GV spam folder; they just never come. On occasions, messages I send out are also never received It's getting to the point where I have to tell people that if I don't respond to their text, text me again, because I might not have gotten it, and I don't want to deal with it anymore.
I also find the call quality of GV, even over the mobile network, to be somewhat lacking, and sometimes it won't connect for no apparent reason. And when using GrooveIP over wifi, it will frequently log out for no reason and I will miss all my calls until I realize it.
Google Voice can be a great, money-saving service, but I can't take how inconsistent it is anymore. I don't want to have to worry about missing texts or calls just to save a few bucks. Time to pay an extra five bucks a month for a texting plan and see if I can just disable data, since I was mostly using it for texting anyway (I'm almost always on wifi).
Has anyone else been having similar issues or is this just me? Ting's great, it's just GV!!!!