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Is there a way to make phone calls from Gmail when the new hangouts is enabled?

Gmail currently provides free domestic calling for users in the US and Canada, directly in the Gmail interface. It uses the Google Video Chat plugin to allow voice calls to be made to regular phone ...
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Reasons why a Google Voice number might be taken away

I've been using GoogleVoice off and on for years, but have started using it more, and using it as my "main" number now. In the past, I've had more than a handful of GoogleVoice numbers, and at one ...
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Is there a way to associate two Google Voice numbers to the same cellphone?

I have a Gmail account and a Google Apps account. I have setup a Google Voice number and associated it with my mobile phone for personal use. I want to setup a Google Voice account for business and ...
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Direct link to Google Voice (or other Google applications) to log in as a specific user

I use multiple Google accounts for email, documents, and Voice. If I go to Google Voice, it will recognize whatever my most recent session is and use that. This is almost always my work session, so I ...
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Regain access to lost Google Voice account

I have a Google voice number that I haven't accessed for at least a year. In that year I lost access to the 2 email addresses I had and then signed up with Gmail. I know longer have the cell phone I ...
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How can I customize Google Voice behavior when forwarding calls?

I setup my Google Voice number to forward to my AT&T cell phone number. There are two features of the forwarding behavior I'm not very fond of: When someone calls, they get a recorded voice ...
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Can I get my Google Voice data from Google?

Can I get a document showing any recorded messages that have been left on my Google Voice account? I have been using the generic message since I established the account without even a name recording. ...
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Create hyperlink to Google Voice phone number

I want to add some hyperlinks to phone numbers on a web page, and I'm wondering if it's possible to do this using Google Voice. Is there any way to create a hyperlink to a Google Voice phone number ...
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What is causing Google Voice upload quality to deteriorate at 30 minutes?

I use Google Voice to make and receive phone calls on my computer. I've found that after being on the phone for 30 minutes, the other party starts to hear me as garbled, I can continue to hear them ...
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Why can't I do a phone call in Google Voice?

I'm wondering why I can only place phone calls in Gmail, not in Google Voice, since phone calls seem to be more of a "voicey" thing than an "emaily" thing. True, you can initiate phone calls from ...
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SMS posts from google voice to Google+ don't work any more

Posts from Google Voice to Google+ via SMS are not working. For good measure, I tried testing from another Google Voice account and changed the SMS source number in Google+ settings. Did not work. I ...
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Google Talk and Video outside of GMail

I'd like to use Google Talk/Video with having the full gmail or igoogle interface displayed. The ideal setup would be the lightweight popout interface (link below) in a small Fluid.app single instance ...
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Adding a non Google Apps account to a Google Apps Google Voice account

I have Google Apps Standard edition. I upgraded the domain so that user's account are also Google Accounts. I have one of those accounts set up with Google Voice. I would like to enable the forwarding ...
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Google voice outside the united states

I live in Germany now. I got an invitation for google voice; but was unable to make use of it since my location was outside US. Any idea when google voice will start to become available in Europe? In ...
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Google Voice not taking voicemail

I am forwarding my Google Voice number to my work number (cell phones are prohibited in the workplace). When someone calls my google voice number, my work voicemail system answers. I would prefer that ...
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Does google record and/or parse the contents of every google voice call?

I've been googling around and am trying to learn more about google voice's privacy policy. Specifically I want to know if Google records and transcribes the content of all of my calls performed over ...
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Google Voice and Gmail don't get along, contact-wise?

There seem to be problems between the new Gmail contact manager and the one GV uses. One of my friends just got a GV number and I added it manually to his years-old entry in my Gmail contacts as a ...
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Port a non-supported number to Google Voice

When I try to port my current phone number to Google Voice I get the following error: We currently don't support porting from your carrier. My carrier is US Cellular. Does anyone have a work ...
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Why is my wife's Google Voice being forwarded to my Google Voice?

Recently, I've started getting Google Voice calls that are not mine. The phone rings with my GV caller Id, I answer it and press 1 to speak to unknown caller, then I get a second prompt, this time ...
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Google Voice integration

My wife hates that she can't call my cell phone without it ringing the house too. Can I use use Google Voice integration but also keep my cell number from calling all my forwarding numbers?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?