Google Voice is a free VoIP service provided by Google.

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Differences between Google Voice and Google Talk?

This webpage reads: Google Voice can interface with ordinary telephones while Google Talk cannot Then Why does Google Voice needs Google Talk to make an outgoing call? Why using Google Talk ...
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How come I cannot answer with Google Voice when GChat is on?

I tried calling my own Google Voice number, but the number it forwards to rang instead. I want to answer via the interface on the web, not via the forwarded cell phone number. How do I set that?
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Must I switch my phone to Google Voice before I leave the country? [closed]

I've a T-Mobile prepaid number I'm switching to Google Voice. Can I do so once I'm no longer in the U.S., perhaps no longer receiving SMSs messages on the phone? If so, how do they authenticate that ...
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How to link a Skype number to a Google Voice number?

I'm trying to link my Skype number to my Google Voice number so I can make a call. But guess what? Whenever Google calls to confirm the number one of the two hangs up automatically when I answer. So ...
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Google Voice: when viewing a voicemail, how can I tell which number was dialed?

I have one google voice number ("A") that forwards to two mobile phone lines ("B" and "C"). Voicemails left for all three numbers (A, B, or C) are collected in my single google voice inbox. When ...
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Error in setting up Google Voice upgrade to use mobile phone number (outside the USA)

I receive the message: Connection error. Please try again. When in step 1 for the upgrade in Google Voice to use my mobile phone number. This error appears although I have inserted my phone number ...
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How do I get people to realize that Google Voice asking for their name is not my voicemail? [closed]

I realize this is somewhat tangential to the web application itself, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I use the Google Voice call screening feature to ask callers to give their name when their number is ...
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What is the terminology for service for calls from IP to static numbers not on IP? (eg Skype)

VoIP software says that it makes phone calls over the internet. But using Skype and Google Voice, calls can be made to landlines and mobile phones. What are these services termed as? What is the name ...
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Associate phone with multiple contacts?

In Google Voice/Gmail, I have 3 contacts (my family members) that share a home phone number. I currently have this number associated with a separate contact called Home so that it will show up that ...
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How can I download my Google Voice data?

I am dropping a Google Voice number, but I don't want to lose all of the voice messages, transcriptions, and SMS messages I already have. Is there a way to download my Google Voice data?
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Can I make a Google Voice phone call using Google Talk?

I have this dialog in GV with an option to use Google Talk. But nothing happens in GT. Is this a problem, or is it not possible to make a call with GT?
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Google Voice displays “Testing” in place of a person's name (after they leave voicemail)?

I recently setup Google Voice yet when a person leaves a voicemail instead of displaying the persons name or phone number it displays Testing. How do I change this so it displays at least the ...
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Google Voice will not activate my mobile, goes straight to VMail?

I have Google Voice and have had trouble since going from T-Mobile to Verizon. I tried to delete and re-enter my mobile number in Google Voice, but now I cannot even activate the number. When Google ...
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How do I change the account my Google Voice number is associated with?

When signing up for Google Voice, I accidentally logged in with the wrong Google Account. How can I transfer this number to a different account?
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View my archives in Google Voice

When I archive a message or voicemail in Google Voice, how can I see it again? Are they all stored in a particular location or folder?
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Google Voice not automatically notifying new text message

My Google voice app on my EVO is not telling me when I have a text message even though I have notifications turned on. I have to open Google voiced hit refresh to get new items.
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Employee Notifications

I'm looking for a web-based solution for employee notifications. It needs to contact ~125 employees via e-mail and receive back and track confirmations (more than one e-mail per employee would be ...
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How do I switch phones while on a Google Voice call?

If I initiate a Google Voice call from one phone and want to switch midway through the call to another phone, how can I do it? I heard there was some button combination I could press to make all my ...
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How to port an existing number to Google Voice?

This post on the Google Voice forums, dated in April of 2010, says that GV has not added support for porting existing numbers (such as a landline) to GV. Is this still true?
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Is there a way to merge a non-Google-Apps Google Voice account with a Google Apps account?

I have a Google Voice account that I created before it was available on Google Apps. I recently created a Google Apps account and maintain my e-mail as ben@mydomain.com. Is there a process that ...
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Google Voice account left logged on and now someones using it to text random people. How do I force him to log out?

I've changed my password and tried using gmails sign off other sessions button with no success (they are still logged in and txting). Is there a way to force the end of that session?
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Why do my Google Voice calls get forwarded to another phone when forwarding isn't set?

I have a Google Voice number ggg-ggg-gggg and a cell phone number ccc-ccc-cccc that I configured (in my phone's voice mail settings) to use Google Voice as voicemail. Works great. (Note that I ...
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Google Voice is being sent to gmail's spam

I'm an admin of a group, the permissions got set to the default team setting for the email group google voice was forwarding to. I have since resolved this to allow anyone on the internet email this ...
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How do I forward all calls to Google Voice?

I'm on the AT&T network and I want to forward all my calls to my Google Voice number except for calls from my google voice number. I believe I need to use AT&T's custom call forwarding codes ...
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Where can I learn more about how Google Voice works (esp. call routing)?

I'm interested in understanding how Google Voice works. In particular, I'm interested in understanding the feature that places a call to a random number--owned by Google--and how it knows to connect ...
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Custom calling numbers for Google Voice

I notice that when I use Google Voice on my iPhone (through the web interface) and I tap a number to call a contact, it asks if I want to place the call or not. However, instead of placing a call to ...
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Google Voice: how to change speed dials?

On the left-hand side of the Google Voice user interface, next to "Contacts", there is a + (plus) sign, and when you click it, it maximizes into a list of 5 people. I did not choose any of the people ...
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How can I use Google Voice with an iPad? (I'm getting a “cannot open page” error)

When trying to call a number using Google Voice on an iPad, I get the following error: Cannot Open Page Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid. Is there any way to place a ...
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When will I have gmail phone option in my gmail?

I read it in the gmail blog that they have not provided gmail phone option to everyone, however they will send out this facility, to those who don't have it now, later. I am a regular user of google ...
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How can I forward Google Voice to my iPhone but still use the iPhone's visual voicemail?

I have a Google voice number which forwards to my iPhone's number. I'm wondering if there's any way to make AT&T handle the voicemail rather than Google Voice. This way I will be able to use the ...
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Google voice and gmail call phone - one and the same thing?

I registered for googlevoice about a half an year back and have been using it to call Canada from US. It DOES consume my normal T-mobile minutes. Just yesterday I heard about the gmail phone call ...
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How do I cancel Google voice?

I would like to cancel my account so that it doesn't exist any longer. How do I do that?