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Heads up business owners using google voice, stay away from google project fi

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Hey googlers, I wanted to let you know before you make the same costly mistake as I did. Don't sign up for google fi project if you use a google voice number for your business. If you do, you will no longer be able to forward your business phone calls to your cellphone number, your business calls will go to google voicemail and you will have to check them manually.

If you use the Hangouts dialer to receive calls, it will also mean that text messaging will be handled by hangouts. Hangouts doesn't have searchable texts so you can't search your text messages, and they will also frequently get lost or not notify you of new texts.  Word to the wise, keep a separate non google cellphone service if you have a google voice business phone number.

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Re: Heads up business owners using google voice, stay away from google project fi

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Interesting to know. Thanks



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