GVMAX is a proven Google Voice notification service. It has been mentioned on many websites and blogs including LifeHacker. We think it is best to provide you notifications by partnering with a service that has been doing that successfully.
We recommend you give some love to GVMAX by donating to them. After all, they are providing this service free of charge.
Note #1: You need to perform the following steps on a Computer. (But you can have the instructions on your Windows Phone for reference.)
Note #2: If you already have a GVMAX account, you can skip Step 2.
Note #3: The following steps are only applicable to GoVoice 2.0. This setup will not work for previous versions.
The following are the steps to setup GVMAX.
Step 1. Enabling Notification in GoVoice
If you haven’t done so, Open GoVoice on your Windows Phone by opening settings -> notifications, and click “enable notifications”. The app will bring you to this page.
Step 2. Setting up a GVMAX account.
On your computer, go to http://www.gvmax.com, and click “Sign Up” on the top.
GVMAX will ask for your Google Voice email and password. Fill them in and click “Sign Up”.
If you don’t wish to provide y0ur Google password, you can still sign up, but you will need to manually setup the email filters. The instructions can be found here.
A few minutes later, GVMAX should tell you that your account has been set up.
Step 3. Configuring GVMAX to send notifications to GoVoice.
After you have logged into GVMAX, go to “My Account”. Change the “Active Notifiers”.
Check “Send Http Post notifications”, and type the following string below. (Any typo’s will result in notifications not being delivered.)
Then you are done!
Now you can relaunch GoVoice and let it sit for a while to register for the notifications. Then you can send a few texts to yourself to ensure that your notification is delivered to your Windows Phone.
It is simple like that!