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Google Voice and Text Now..compatable?

I'm new with Text Now and need my Google Voice to work as it holds my important number. Does Google Voice work correctly on a Text Now phone and service?

Also, does What'sApp work correctly with Text Now?

 

Sincerely,

James

James McCa

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Can anyone help me on this please? I'm sending two new phones back as I read from a few posters on various sites that TextNow numbers do not work with Google Voice and Whatsapp. Can anyone here confirm this? This whole process has been frustrating as no one answers the 888 number, chat is worthless as I waited for 30 minutes..nothing, and no email reply's. Thank you.

James McCa 0 votes
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Hi James! 

Essentially, many third party apps such as WhatsApp, or Google Voice, are unable to recognize our TextNow numbers for verification purposes, due to their virtual nature. We have had customers successfully verify their numbers by reaching WhatsApp support to put their TextNow number on their exemption list, or simply verify through a phone call rather than a verification text. 

Due to this inconsistency, we cannot confirm that either will or won't work with our numbers, as it is on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to let us know whether you have any follow-up questions, and we'd be happy to assist! 

Valeria TextNow Support 0 votes
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Thanks for the reply. I have a line with Ring+ that works fine for Google Voice and WhatsApp and was going to use the textnow phones but reading that they are having problems with GV and Whatsapp and thus the reason why I finally sent them back. I can reorder if indeed they do work on your service. Thanks for your reply.

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James, thanks for the feedback! We're constantly working hard to bring in new app features as well as develop our service so we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experiences. 

Kristopher TextNow Support 0 votes
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Yes it does work. I have a Google Voice number and a TextNow number. I forwarded my Google Voice number to my TextNow number. I have had it for a month and it has worked for everything, but I can't send icture messages. I can receive them though. (They say sent, but the person never receives it)

Ashley Gonzalez 0 votes
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I need to transfer my text Now app phone number to google voice

aaron brown 0 votes
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Hi, Aaron!

Sorry to hear you're leaving TextNow, but if you click on the Chat With Us button on this page our chat agents can give you all the information you need to port out.

Thanks for giving TextNow a try!

Kevin TextNow Support 0 votes
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Google Voice will work if you use the phone's carrier number instead of the TextNow app number.

Clarence Abbott 0 votes
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I noticed these posts are 2 yrs old...is there a way to get Google voice to send text messages yet...

Mark Ackerman 1 vote
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I noticed these posts are 2 yrs old...is there a way to get Google voice to send text messages yet...

Mark Ackerman 1 vote
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