Inconsistent incoming/outgoing texting using Google Voice - Google says its AT&T SPAM Filter
I am experiencing inconsistent texting issues using the paid version of Google Voice, specifically (in my experience) to iPhone users on AT&T.
For instance, I may only get one of multiple texts. And picture sending and receiving sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. The latest was my friend who tried to send me a couple of pics today which I did not receive and I only received one of their texts (of multiple sent) today.
This has happened to texting other friends as well. I verified the received texts on both the browser version of Google Voice and iphone GV app and they reflect the same.
I am an Iphone user (on AT&T) who has been using Google Voice for about 9 years now, mainly sending texts and have had no problems until just recently.
I contacted Google Voice Support and they responded with the following:
"This is a known issue, caused by AT&T, not by Google Voice. AT&T is aggressively blocking texts from Google Voice numbers, under the false assumption that they are spam. You will need to contact AT&T to resolve this issue."
If this is accurate and AT&T is blocking Google Voice text messages to my line this is unacceptable and needs to be resolved. I use Google Voice for my BUSINESS and I pay for that line. I also PAY for my AT&T line. AT&T should not be SPAM filtering ANY texts which come to my phone, whether its my AT&T cell number or my GV number.
How can I get this resolved?