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Short of putting the phone up to the speaker on my computer, is there a way to get a recorded greeting on Google Voice?

I don't want to have Google Voice call me. I have professionally recorded messages from my company that I would like to use.

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This method seems like it's worked for other people, but I haven't tried it myself. It's a bit roundabout, requiring you to sign up for a Gizmo5 account and using its number as one of your Google Voice forwarding numbers, but it seems like it's worth a shot.

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Since being aquired by Google, Gizmo5 is no longer accepting new users. googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/… –  sgriffinusa Jul 21 '10 at 17:17
    
Damn, I forgot about that. Maybe there are Gizmo5 alternatives out there that can accomplish the same idea. –  JoshMock Jul 21 '10 at 21:38
    
Google doesn't support SIP providers other than Gizmo5 at present, so I doubt that any other provider would work without a lot of hacking. –  dgw Jul 21 '10 at 22:53
    
An answer that doesn't have any salient information outside of a link is not a good answer. At the very least, when that link stops working this answer has no value whatsoever. –  Al E. Sep 24 '12 at 2:03

The simple answer is no. There are a few hacks around, as previously mentioned by others, but none of them are straight "upload a recording to Google Voice"—there's computer sorcery involved. (Google should add such a feature, though I can see where copyright infringement could become an issue.)

JoshMock's link would be great if Gizmo5 still accepted new account registrations. (I will never understand why Google buys services and then shutters the sign-up section.)

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Set your primary phone to Google Talk and answer it when you press record. It acts just like a phone and works like a champ.

In fact, I have my broken iphone forward my messages to my Google Voice account which then forwards to Google Talk, so I can use Google Talk to answer my phone.

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This doesn't answer the question. The OP specifically says that there already exist recordings to be used and that any technique that suggests ways to record a new message are not desired. –  Al E. Sep 24 '12 at 2:02
    
This is still the best answer nowadays. What's missing is how to get google talk recording from your system sound without using external wires or holding a speaker up to a microphone. If you can do that, that's the best quality you'll get without doing some hacking. –  fuzzyTew Jun 8 '13 at 20:55

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