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I rarely ever make voice calls and I communicate almost solely by text. Could I hypothetically get a larger data plan and just use google voice with groove ip for calls and Google voice for texts?
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Yes you could, that's a pretty popular choice with something such as t-mobiles $30 unlimited text, unlimited data, 100 minutes (web only plan).
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Will texts and voice completely blitz through a data plan though? My current part of a family plan we get 300 pooled minutes a month, unlimited text, and my line is 2gb data a month. I would probably have to get out of the family plan to change things.

My main problem is ATT keeps having some problem with my text messaging where I can't receive them until I place the sim back in my previous lte phone then back into the Nexus 4. New sim didn't help. They keep blaming it on the fact that its not an att phone but why on earth would the phone have some hardware fault that would break sms but not mms, data, or phone calls in and out.
Edited by cavallino - 7/16/13 at 11:06am
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text use hardly any data at all, they are generally on a few kb in size, it doesn't hurt to try it out for a month on your current plan and see how much you use, and then go from there.
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Just checked my part of the contract is up in March so I have a while. I could just start using the grooveip/gvoice combo and gvoice for texts. Only downside seems to be gvoice can't send mms.
Edited by cavallino - 7/16/13 at 11:25am
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I ended up ending my att contract early. The plan had a lot of unused rollover minuted that would be lost when I left and it defaulted to a single plan for the other person on the family plan so they cut the cancellation fee in half. I am now using the $30 tmobile plan. 100 minutes a month is fine for me but it would be nice to get wifi calling working and grooveip just isnt what I'd consider acceptable on the nexus 4. Another thing I miss is google voicemail tmodoesn't let you forward calls on prepaid.
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