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My Google voice app on my EVO is not telling me when I have a text message even though I have notifications turned on. I have to open Google voiced hit refresh to get new items.

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I would verify under Sync and Notifications settings in Google Voice that Background data is enabled along with Synchronize Inbox. Besides those settings, I can't think of anything else that would prevent Google Voice from receiving the new SMS messages.

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The only way I was able to fix that on my droid was to sign out of google voice:

Menu > Settings > Sign out

Then sign back in and select 'synchronize inbox' during the sign in wizard.

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In the app settings, go to "Sync and notifications"

Under the Notifications heading, there's an option for "Receive text messages" Select "Via the Google Voice app"

That worked for me.

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What I found to be a good fix is to check your settings and under Sync and data make sure text messages are being received to the Google Voice app instead of messaging.

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