Incoming google voice texts show incorrect phone number

incoming GV texts shown as coming from various seemingly random numbers, with the actual texters number in the body of the text message. So never shows as my contacts' names and gets confusing. What's the deal? (Sorry if already posted, I search d and couldn't find this issue. 

 

 

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  • That's the way Google Voice works if it forwards incoming SMS to SMS, see  https://support.google.com/voice/answer/117605?hl=en.  If you want to see their phone number, you need to have SMS delivered to Google Hangouts and use the Hangouts app on your phone -- which will use data instead of SMS from Ting, but I think will also work over WiFi when available.  Hangouts can also be the phone's SMS application so it can get a bit confusing.

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