Messaging app uses a different phone number

What phone do you have? Google Pixel 4a

What plan are you on? Annual Republic Wireless Plan

Does your plan include data, or just talk & text? Includes 1 GB data

Issue Description

I have researched this problem on the RW website, and I have confirmed that my RW app is installed and up to date, and I am using the Messages service RW specifies. However, my text messages sometimes come from my current telephone number (which I have had for 25 years) and sometimes appear to come from an entirely different number in our same area code. When that happens, my friends do not know who is texting them!

How can I solve the problem of another phone number appearing on my texts?

Hi @Katherine1,

First, please follow the steps in this post: Google Verified secondary number randomly - #6 by southpaw and see if you can tap to direct Google not to use that number.

Then, please disable Chat in the Messages app.

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THANK YOU!! Google did have a weird extra phone number fore, and I deleted it. Chat was already disabled, so hopefully I am good to go.

I very much appreciate your help.


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