What is Google Voice?

Google Voice is a VoIP service that allows users to make and receive phone calls over the Internet. It's also possible to send and receive text messages with Google Voice. You can use it on your computer, your smartphone, or even your voice-activated speaker.How do I get started using Google Voice?To get started using Google Voice, you first need to sign up for a free account at google.com/voice/. After signing in, you'll be able to create a new account or sign in to an existing one. Next, you'll need to set up your phone number(s). To do this, open the Settings app on your phone and select Phone from the list of options. Under "Google Voice," tap Add New Number. Enter the number you want to add and then tap Save. If you have more than one number associated with your Google Account, you can add them all at once by tapping Add All Numbers under "Google Voice."Next, you'll need to set up your voicemail settings. To do this:Open the Settings app on your phone and select Phone from the list of optionsUnder "Google Voice," tap VoicemailSettingsTap Enable voicemailIf prompted, enter your passwordWhen prompted again, choose whether or not you want notifications sent when new messages are received (This will allow you access to voicemails even if they're locked)Tap SaveOnce everything has been set up, just call people like normal! How does calling someone through Google Voice work?When making a call through Google Voice, all calls are routed through Hangouts which means that both parties will see each other's contact information (name + photo) before any conversation takes place - perfect for meeting new friends!Can I keep my current telephone number while using Google Voice?Yes - as long as it's within the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). When signing up for a free account at google.com/voice/, simply provide your old telephone number so that we can associate it with your account. Once everything is setup and working correctly however - including having added all numbers associated with your account - switching over to using only GoogleVoice should happen automatically without any disruption!What are some benefits of using Google Voice?Some benefits of using Google Voice include:* No contracts required* Free international calling* Call forwarding* Unlimited texting* Multiple lines availableHow do I disable voicemail notifications on my Android device?On most Android devices running 4.0+ OS versions (Ice Cream Sandwich onwards), go into Settings -> System -> Phone -> Voicemail Tap Disable NotificationsNow when a message arrives in voicemail it will not show as being received until tapped onDo I have to use Hangouts when making calls through GV?No - Calls made through GV can also be made via regular dialing if desired.- Calls made via Hangouts will show both parties' contact info before anything else happens during conversation- Can still use regular dialing if desired- Can also disable notifications for incoming messages by going into settings->system->phone->voicemailand disabling notificationsFor iPhone users:1) Open hangouts2) Dial *9223372036854775808 3) Press answer4) Your default telco carrier should pick up5) Enjoy talking on google voice without ever leaving hangoutsThanks for reading!

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What are the benefits of using Google Voice?

Can you have 2 google voice numbers?Yes, you can have up to 2 Google Voice numbers. Each number can be used for different purposes, such as receiving calls and texts, or managing your voicemail. You can also use one number for business and another for personal calls.Google Voice is a great way to keep your phone organized and easy to use. It's free, secure, and works with most phones. Plus, it has tons of features that make calling easier than ever. If you're looking for a way to cut down on your phone bill, give Google Voice a try!Can I port my current number over to Google Voice?Yes - if you already have an existing account with AT&T or Verizon Wireless, just sign in to your account at gmail.com/voiceand click "Add a new line." From there, enter the information required for your new line (including your new phone number).

Can I have more than one Google Voice number?

You can have up to two Google Voice numbers. If you have more than two, you'll need to create separate accounts for each one. You can also add additional phone numbers to your account if you want.

How do I sign up for a new Google Voice number?

If you want to keep your current number and add a new one, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Voice.
  2. Click on the menu button in the top left corner of the screen, and select Settings.
  3. Under "Voice & Audio," click on Add a new number.
  4. Enter your desired phone number in the "Number" field, and click Next.
  5. You'll be asked to provide some basic information about yourself (name, address, etc.), and then click Next again.
  6. You'll now be prompted to choose a voicemail greeting for your new number; if you don't have one already set up, you can either choose an existing one or create a new one by clicking on the microphone icon next to "Greeting."
  7. Finally, review your settings and hit Save at the bottom of the page.

How do I port my current phone number to Google Voice?

If you want to keep your current phone number, you can port it to Google Voice. To do this, open the Google Voice website and sign in. Under "My Account," click on "Port Numbers." On the next page, enter your current phone number and click on "Next." You'll be asked to confirm that you want to port the number. Click on "Yes" and Google will start transferring your numbers over. Once it's complete, you'll see a message indicating that your account has been updated. If you have multiple phones, be sure to update each one so they're all using the same Google Voice number.

What features does Google Voice offer?

Google Voice is a VoIP service that offers features such as call forwarding, voicemail, and caller ID. It also allows users to make calls from their Gmail account. Google Voice can be used to make phone calls in the United States and Canada, as well as many other countries.

How do I make calls with my Google Voice number?

If you have a Google Voice number, you can make calls using it just like any other phone number. To make a call, simply dial the number and press the phone button. You can also use voice commands to make calls. For example, you can say "call Mom" to call your mother's cell phone. You can also use voice commands to send text messages or emails. Just say "send message" or "send email," followed by the recipient's email address or text message address. If you're calling someone who doesn't have a Google Voice account, they'll need to sign up for a free trial before they can use your Google Voice number to call them.

How do I send texts with my Google Voice number?

If you have a Google Voice number, you can send and receive texts just like any other phone number. To send a text, simply type the message into the text box on your phone and hit send. To reply to a text, just open the message on your phone and hit reply. You can also access your messages history by going to "Messages" in the main menu of your Google Voice account.

Can I customize my voicemail greeting in Google Voice?

Yes, you can have two Google Voice numbers. To customize your voicemail greeting in Google Voice, follow these steps:

  1. In the main menu of Google Voice, click Voicemail.
  2. Under "My voicemails," click the number you want to change your greeting for.
  3. Under "Greeting," type a new message to greet your callers.
  4. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

How do I check my voicemails in Google Voice?

If you have more than one Google Voice number, you can check your voicemails on each number in different ways.

On your primary Google Voice number, go to voicemail.google.com and sign in with your username and password. If you don't have a voicemail account, create one first. In the left column of the main screen, under "Voicemailboxes," click the plus icon next to "Your current voice mailbox." Enter your primary Google Voice number in the "Number" field, and then click Save. You'll see all of your messages in this mailbox (including any that were sent to your secondary Google Voice number). To listen to a message from a particular caller, select it from the list on the right side of the screen and then press play. Note: If you've set up forwarding for messages from this mailbox to another phone or email address, those forwarded messages will also play in their original format on that other device or email address—not as VoIP calls or text messages.

You can also check your voicemails by going to googlevoice.com/voicemail and signing in with your username and password (or creating an account if you don't have one). Under "My Messages," select a date range (from today through yesterday) or select all messages (to hear them all). On the right side of the screen, under "Details," you can see who called, when they called, and what was said in each call. You can also forward a message from this page by selecting it and pressing Forward All .

Is there a charge to useGoogle Voice?

Yes, there is a charge to use Google Voice. The fee for domestic voice calls is $0.50 per minute and the fee for international calls is $1.00 per minute. You can also send and receive text messages using Google Voice at no cost.

Are there any international calling restrictions with Google Voice?

Google Voice is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family without having to spend money on phone bills. However, there are some international calling restrictions that you should be aware of before using Google Voice.

First, Google Voice only works with phones that use the GSM network. This means that it won't work with most cellphones that use CDMA or 3G networks. Second, Google Voice doesn't work with VoIP providers like Skype or Vonage. Third, you can only have one active Google Voice number at a time. Finally, if you want to call someone who has another number associated with their Google account, you'll need to first port that number over to your own account before calling them through Google Voice.

What happens to my old phone number after I port it toGoogleVoice?

If you have an existing phone number that you want to use with Google Voice, you'll need to port it first. After your old number is ported, all of your calls will continue to go through that number until you decide to cancel Google Voice or the account. You can also keep using your old number if you'd like. If you don't have a current phone number, we recommend creating a new one before continuing.

The process of porting a phone number is different depending on whether the number is landline or mobile.

To port a mobile phone number:

To port a landline telephone:

  1. Open Google Voice and sign in.
  2. On the left side of the screen, under "Voice settings," click "Phones."
  3. Under "Your current phones," select the phone from which you want to port the number.
  4. Click "Port this phone" and enter your new Google Voice password. (You won't be able to use your old voicemail password.)
  5. Your old mobile carrier will likely charge you for this service; check with them before proceeding. Once the port is complete, any calls made from your old mobilenumber will now go through your new Google Voice account! To avoid confusion, always include @googlevoice in all of your outgoing messages so people know which account they're talking to.
  6. Go into Settings on your computer and look for 'Phone.' Select it and then click 'Add Phone.' Add either a landline or VoIP telephone by entering its physical address (or IP address), username/password, and clicking 'Next.' If prompted for activation details, input these as well (your ISP's customer service should be able to help). When finished adding devices, click 'Done' at the top of the window and close out of Settings altogether. From now on incoming calls will come into your computer rather than going straight through to whoever's line might be currently ringing! Simply answer as normal – no need to redial any numbers! Just make sure everyone knows which device(s) are taking their calls: @googlevoice on Twitter or Facebook etc.