The setting you are seeing in GV sends all SMS and MMS activity through to Gmail. I also saw that and tested it. I looking for the following functionality… For the longest time on Republic GV would not receive MMS from specific carriers like verizon senders for example. Then because of this limitation affecting MMS only, pictures for example, MMS was forwarded to your Gmail account. I will look into your thought that the latest version of GV remedied this, but I am fairly certain I am running the latest version. I also thought of trying to use hangouts as my messaging app, but not sure its the right answer to this.