I am wondering if anyone else is using this trick to have a visual voicemail on the phone by using google voice?
It is very useful when you don't want to waste time calling voicemail etc...
I have Galaxy Nexus and Gmail account with google voice US number(yes, you can find a guide to get it set up).
I modified settings to forward any busy/not in service/etc calls to dial my google voice number ( I have unlimited US calling). Now, every time I miss a call, it forwards directly to my google voice, where it plays my voicemail right a way, because I don't have it set up for forwarding (used to forward on skype, but not anymore). When I click on the 'Phone icon' I see a number that called me (as usual) AND a 'right arrow' next to the number letting me listen to the voice mail message just by pressing it. For that, I downloaded official Google Voice App and set it up to integrate with my phone. If a call is missed (let's say I am in the underground parking) I get an email with a missed call and a number. If I open a google voice app, I don't have to listen to voicemail, I can just read transcribed into text voicemail.
Anyone else is doing this?
I have a Google voice number but I can't access the Google voice app because I don't have an American number to associate with the account. Area code 403 does not work anymore. So I use talkatone with the Google voice number. I have to forward to chat to work with talkatone. I have noticed that voice message recording are in my Google account. So that is my way of roughly imitating what you are doing. If you know of a workaround to making Google voice app work without an American phone number, please share.