I’ve tried using Republic Anywhere as the default SMS app on my phone (Moto X Pure Edition, CDMA, Android 6.0). But, two things I dislike:
- It doesn’t use my Google Voice number for outgoing texts
- The desktop Anywhere client can’t connect from my workplace (I’m guessing because the port is closed) so, I’m confined to using my phone and lose the convenience of using a real keyboard.
So, I’m leaving Anywhere behind until it works like Google Voice.
The only problem is, I can’t set Google Voice as the default SMS app on my phone. Neither it nor Google Hangouts is offered in the available selections.
I don’t know; maybe these are Android or Google issues and I’m barking up the wrong tree.
But, if I could just have an SMS app like Google Voice that I can use with my GV number on my phone and on my desktops at home AND at work, I’d be satisfied again.