Google Voice can be used in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and Germany. It’s a twist on your regular number, and it includes all of your Google messages: SMS text messages, voicemails, Google Voice calls and texts. If you have to have an actual number that you can use as a phone number (rather than just texting people) it’s a good option for international users.”
Google Voice number is a phone number that allows you to make calls and send messages over the Internet. You can use it without having to pay for a traditional phone number, but if you want to get paid for using the number, you need to buy it from Google.
Google Voice works like any other VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) number—you call or text just like you would with a normal phone number. It’s also compatible with most landline phones as well as many carrier-specific devices. When you make a call, the call flows through your regular carrier’s network and then over Google’s servers before it reaches anyone else. This means that your friends and family can still see who is calling them even if they don’t have an account with Google Voice.
- You can get started with Google Voice by signing up for a free trial at googlevoice.com/free_trial_form . After that, you can purchase minutes from Google or refill them with credit from your existing carrier account.
- You can get a free phone number from Google and use it to make calls, send texts, and retrieve voicemail.
- It’s not hard to do but there are some limitations.
- How to set up Google Voice on your computer or mobile device
- Visit the Google Voice website.
- Sign in with your Google account or create one if you don’t have one yet.
- Choose a phone number that works for you.
- Follow the prompts to verify your current phone number (Google makes automated calls to your existing phone).
- Configure call forwarding and voicemail settings by clicking Settings > Phones > Edit under your new number.
- Set up your address book by going to Settings > Contacts > Import Contacts in Google Voice settings and selecting Gmail from the list of services provided (choose All Contacts if you want to save all of them, or choose Selected Contacts if you want to pick and choose).
- Now any calls you receive through your new Google
There you have it, the basics of Google Voice. Of course, there are many more features to explore and use, but this should help you get started with your new phone service. For example, did you know that if you’re in an area without Wi-Fi, your GV number will be forwarded to a cell so you can still make calls? And did you also know that Google Voice is cross platform, allowing you to answer your text from any device or platform? These are just a couple of the features that make Google Voice so unique. So go ahead and use it for all of your needs!