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Cannot complete Google's "Verify your account" with SMS

I'm trying to verify my account as: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/114129?hl=en Now, I can login to gmail and send and receive messages. However, I cannot update the verification phone ...
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Click link to send a text message in Google Sheets

We are making extensive use of Google Sheets' HYPERLINK formula combined with mailto links to create links in cells that will dynamically generate emails. For example: =HYPERLINK( "mailto:...
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Google messing up with messages that go through the SMS-email gateway

I have a small web application -- a prompter that tells people when they should be ready to come live on a meeting -- that works well on e-mail. It sends people a message (periodically) saying they ...
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Email address which forwards to my Google Voice SMS inbox

NOTE: This question intentionally replicates What SMS email address works for Google Voice? But that is 8+ years old, and the accepted answer does not apply. I guess it would be misleading to place a ...
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Which country do Mailinator's disposable SMS belong to and can this be altered?

Mailinator's disposable SMS seems to be a bit of a hidden feature. First you have to search for an e-mail address and only then click the Public SMS option. But it always seems to default to a fixed ...
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Is it possible to get SMS texts for tweets from a specific user that match certain words?

I know that you can send an SMS text from Twitter for all tweets that you get from a specific user. But is it possible to only send texts when a tweet is from a specific user and that also match ...
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Is it possible to create an email without a mobile phone number?

I tried signing up for a Hotmail account and thought that went fine. That is, until I tried sending an email. When I hit send, a small box comes up asking me to verify via SMS. I tried to google this ...
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Facebook mandatory cell phone request — how do I move past it?

I'm trying to use two (genuinely me) Facebook accounts to keep my personal life and business/volunteer life separate, but the last few times I've tried to log into the secondary account, I've been ...
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Get a SMS or Push Notification instantly when an email is send to Gmail

I have integrated my business email to be checked via my Gmail account, using the "Check email from other accounts:" option using POP3. I want to get an instant SMS or push notification on my Android ...
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How do I bulk archive multiple messages, voicemails, or phone calls in Google Voice?

Exactly as the question states - how do I bulk archive messages, voicemails, and phone calls in Google Voice?
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Google Desktop Client for Text Messaging

I know someone who wants to receive and respond to text messages from their desktop and am unfamiliar with Google's exploding messaging options. Years ago I switched to Google Voice and I use ...
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Set format of mail forwarded from Gmail to SMS

I have my Gmail set up with a filter to locate important messages and automatically forward them to [mynumber]@[phoneprovider].com with the result that I get an immediate SMS message on my iPhone. ...
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Is there a way to automate texting based on a group a contact is added to in Google Contacts

I'm wondering if there's a way to send a generic pre-written message to any/every contact that's added to a Google contact group.
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How can I search Google Voice for a phone number in only my text messages?

In Google Voice, I can search for a phone number and see all the calls and text messages with that phone number. How can I limit the search to just text messages? I tried using adding in:text ...
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IFTTT-style trigger for receiving texts?

What I would like to do is configure my phone so that whenever I receive a text from a specific group chat, my phone automatically texts itself the message in a different format. My phone is an iPhone ...
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How to remove my phone number from someone else's Twitter account?

I got a new phone number, and I am receiving dozens of Twitter notifications an hour even throughout the night. From everything I've seen texting STOP to the Twitter short code, which to my ...
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How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC

I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both the website (through gmail.com) or from the Hangouts app on my Galaxy S3. If I have an open desktop web browser on Gmail,...
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Does Google Calendar send SMS notifications for free?

I am somewhat new to Google Calendar. What strikes me is that apparently it can send SMS notifications to mobile phones around the world free of charge (or, at least, I don't see any warning text ...
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I changed my phone number and can't verify my Gmail account [duplicate]

I changed my phone number and can't verify my Gmail account. How do I fix this? I know my password. I've tried accessing my alternative email. Nothing is working. I can't regain access to my old ...
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Why do Microsoft and LinkedIn text me from the same number?

I recently enabled two-factor authentication everywhere I could, and many sites now text me when I log in. Nearly every company texts from a unique number, as I would expect. However, Microsoft and ...
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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Google Voice SMS forwarding

Due to bank limitations I need some way to send a text message to two different cell phones. My Android phone makes it easy to forward selected texts to my wife. She has an iPhone. I and others have ...
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How can I setup Gmail to send me an SMS when I receive an email that matches a certain string? [duplicate]

Is there a way to send a (sms) text to myself when I receive a new Gmail message and the subject contains a certain string? Is there a feature in Gmail itself, a third party service, or an addon that ...
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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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Is it possible to pull a link preview when posting to Google+ via SMS?

I have my Google+ account set up so I can post via SMS. When I post a URL, the preview of the link (and image) is not displayed. Google seems to fall short in documenting their own products, at times....
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Google Calendar and SMS reminder (Canada)

While Google Calendar SMS notification seems to work for many locations, does it work for Canada? Reference: http://cantada.ca/ The option seems grayed out: However, Google seems to indicate that ...
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using Yahoo Messenger to send SMS

When using Yahoo Messenger to send SMS, I get: Sorry, but Yahoo! Messenger is currently unavailable. Please try again later. I receive this error message after step three below: To send SMS ...
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Daylight savings time reminder? [closed]

Is there a web app that will send me an email or SMS to remind me that US Daylight Savings Time is starting or ending?
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Not able to sign up for Google Labs: SMS Channels [closed]

I am not able to Sign up for Google SMS Channels, I am getting this error message: What's wrong? What should I do?
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Where can I find a list of calling numbers used by Google Calendar SMS service

I frequently use SMS notifications in Google Calendar, but I seem to receive the SMS message from a different sending number each time. So my SMS list is full of different "random" numbers. I'd like ...
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How can I send by text a message from Gmail?

I want to forward a Gmail message from my daughter to text so I can send it out by SMS on my phone.
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Google Calendar sending the same SMS each day at a specified time

How can I set Google Calendar to send me the same SMS Daily (or every Thursday or after every 45 Days) at a specified time? If this is not possible in Google Calender, then is there any other Web App ...
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Is text messaging required, if account information is lost for both Facebook profile and associated email account?

Suppose a user has lost their login information for their Facebook account and their email account at the same time; can this user regain access to their account using a regular land-line, or does it ...
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Selective Forwarding | SMS Forwarding

Does anybody know a way to create a rule in Gmail to forward emails from a specific contact or email address? If so, is there a way to forward to SMS? I've tried playing around with the filtering ...
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Facebook Checkpoint, Locked Profile

I have been loged out of my facebook for a while. It all started when I imported some contacts from my old Yahoo mail. They locked my account and I now have to verify it, I tried this they send me a ...
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Can you send SMS messages using your Google Voice number from Gmail?

Google Voice allows you to send text messages to/from an assigned local telephone number. Unfortunately, it's interface for doing so is rather poor in my opinion. Gmail has a much better interface ...
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What SMS email address works for Google Voice?

I have a Google Voice number that accepts SMS messages and I need an email address that can be used to send SMS messages to my Google Voice number. What is the email address for Google Voice assuming ...
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Google Calendar and SMS reminder

I have a Google Calendar synchronized with Sunbird. Is there any possibility to set the SMS notification when I add an event via Sunbird?
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Can I send and receive text messages online? [closed]

I was curious if it's possible to send/receive text messages from a computer to a mobile phone. I found the site http://www.411sms.com/freesms, which seems promising but I haven't actually tried it ...
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How does Facebook's "Also send message as text" interact with SMS message alerts?

The new Facebook inbox allows you to a message to also be sent as a text. If the receiver already has SMS message alerts, are two messages received?
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Which carrier should I use for Google Voice?

Sometimes a website (e.g. Amazon) will ask for a mobile phone number so they can send you a text message (e.g. to track a shipment), but they also ask you which carrier you use (e.g. AT&T, Verizon,...
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Is it possible for some one in Afghanistan to get a tweet from a person in the USA as an SMS in their Afghan cell phone? How?

I need to be able to update people in Afghanistan with SMS messages to their cell phones. I thought the best way to do this was to get them all to sign-up for twitter and then subscribe to my tweets ...
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How to have emails matching a specific Gmail filter sent as SMS to a mobile device?

In some cases I receive an email that I would like to know about immediately. Regardless of whether or not my 'phone has email abilities, SMS messages coming to my mobile are much more in your face. ...
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Google Voice not automatically notifying new text message [closed]

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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How to add a signature to all outgoing SMS messages in Google Voice?

How can I make Google Voice attach a signature to all my outgoing SMS messages?
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Web application to send SMS email

Is there a web application that will let me send SMS email? Some services don't seem to support receiving normal email.
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How can I get all Twitter @reply messages sent to me from people I follow via SMS?

I usually keep SMS for most messages off, but would like to get @reply messages so I don't miss out on any conversation opportunities. Twitter is blocked on the PCs at work, so I will often notice an @...
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To-do/task service that can receive SMS messages and send back reminders? [closed]

I am aware of this question, but the services don't seem to have support for receiving SMS messages to set tasks. Ideally, I should be able text a certain number something with the format "stop by ...
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Web app to send Bulk SMS [closed]

Any recommendations for web apps for sending bulk SMS to several mobile numbers?