Google Voice is a free VoIP service provided by Google.

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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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How can I disable audio phone calls from Google Hangouts?

I have recently started using the new Google app, Hangouts. I downloaded the official Hangouts app to my iPod Touch 4th generation. Upon looking up the features of Hangouts for the first time, I ...
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How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC

I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both the website (through gmail.com) or from the Hangouts app on my Galaxy S3. If I have an open desktop web browser on ...
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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 can I find out the calling history in the plugin of gmail?

In gmail, there used to be a plugin at lower left corner for using Gtalk to call some other people. When I click the phone icon, there will be a list of recent phone numbers that I have communicated ...
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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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What does forwarding to Google Chat do in Google Voice?

When I go to Voice Settings > Phones, I see an option to forward to my Google Chat account, what does this setting do? Will it forward calls, texts, or voicemail? Would it work if I use a text only ...
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Telegram Messenger on a Google Voice number

Telegram Messenger used to work with my Google Voice number. I logged out last week from Telegram, and can't login again. Usually, when you want to login to Telegram, it asks you for your phone ...
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Stop google voice from prompting me: New: Receive SMS and Voicemail in Hangouts!

Whenever I log in to Google Voice it keeps prompting me New: Receive SMS and Voicemail in Hangouts! But every time I close it, it comes back. How do I get rid of it? There's a known issue that ...
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When I get a text from an unknown number to my Google Voice number, how do I add the person as a new contact (using Hangouts)?

I use a Google Voice number as my primary number, which has the nice benefit of allowing me to see texts pop up as Hangouts when I have Gmail open. I can't figure out how to add a new contact from ...
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Can I use Google Voicemail with a landline number?

I'm trying to set up Google Voicemail for my parents, who are currently on CenturyLink and its voicemail system. I added the landline phone to their account and verified it, but there's no "activate ...
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Can't call contact using Gmail's voice calling

I can call phone numbers and hangout with people, but I can't call a contact using the "Voice calling" feature. My contact says he doesn't get any notification when I try calling him. He can call me ...
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How to prevent Google Voice number linking to your Google+ full name and image?

I recently noticed that my Google contacts started showing pictures and full names of some contacts, presumably because they were using Google Voice. I added myself as a contact, merely as 'X' with my ...
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Mobile phone forwards even though I've turned forwarding off

I've got a Google Voice account that I'm using for voicemail because I like features like web based voicemail. I am not using the number directly. So I activated Google voicemail for my mobile line, ...
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Google SMS: don't use contact name when forwarding

When google forwards a text message to my phone and/or email, it prepends the message with the original sender's phone number. However, if I create a contact for the sender, it uses the sender's ...
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Why are some US numbers not free on Google Voice?

I just noticed that Google Voice is charging me 1 cent/minute when I call my mom's home number. This used to be free, looking at their web pages I find the vague: If you're calling from the United ...
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Google Voice on Gmail

I have never made a call on Google Voice before. If I try calling "Sweden", after clicking on the phone icon, is it an actual voice call, or do I text them, and they text back? Also, is Google Voice ...
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Setting up Google Voice/Hangouts to use my phone number

I have an iPhone 4S with Verizon as my carrier. I'd like to be able to use Google Voice and Google Hangouts to call people and have it show up on their caller ID as my phone number. Is there a way to ...
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Marking all Google Voice messages as read

I have over 200 unread text messages and voice messages on Google Voice. How can I mark these all as read without having to do it one page at a time? I tried pressing "select all" and then looking ...
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What SMS email address works for Google Voice?

I have a Google Voice number that accepts SMS messages and I need an email address that can be used to send SMS messages to my Google Voice number. What is the email address for Google Voice assuming ...
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How to share Text message conversation from Google Voice with minimal wasted motion?

Suppose I am viewing a Text message entry such as: Is there a quick way to share that whole conversation somewhere in "google land" such as to Gmail or to a Google Doc directly? See the callout in ...
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Which carrier should I use for Google Voice?

Sometimes a website (e.g. Amazon) will ask for a mobile phone number so they can send you a text message (e.g. to track a shipment), but they also ask you which carrier you use (e.g. AT&T, ...
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Send/receive faxes through Google Voice without using a fax machine?

Once in a while I bump into an antiquated bureaucratic process that requires sending or receiving a fax. Back in the dialup days I was glad that I no longer needed a fax machine to send and receive ...
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Upload a recording to Google Voice as a greeting

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 ...
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How do I query for “Unknown” in Google Voice?

Google Voice lists all callers without phone numbers -- those that *67 as Unknown. How do I query for all calls from Unknown and delete them? Is this possible?
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Which Google Voice account is my cell number attached to?

How can I find out which Gmail accounts have my cell phone attached to them? I created accounts and now need to delete any that have cell number attached to them.
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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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I've installed the Google voice and video chat web browser plugin, but Gmail doesn't detect it

I want to use Google voice and video chat on Iceweasel 10.0.4 on Debian Linux 6.0.5. (Iceweasel is the Firefox derivative that comes with Debian Linux.) I've installed Google's voice-and-video ...
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Unable to make international call

I'm unable to make international calls using Google Voice to Ukraine for some time. When I call a busy signal will appear. I thought it is something temporary but it is not for awhile.
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How do I delete text messages from Google Voice?

I want to delete about 3 text messages from Google Voice. How? I only have the option to delete the entire conversation.
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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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How to delete all voice mail?

I'm trying to delete all 500+ voicemails in Google Voice. The query in:voicemail is:unread seems return a promising list, but it only shows the first 10. How can I delete them all at once?
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is “Donate this voicemail” redundant with “”Allow automated Google systems to analyze your voicemail messages"?

If I "Allow automated Google systems to analyze your voicemail messages to help improve transcription quality": Does it serve any proposed to check the "Donate this voicemail" option when editing a ...
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Google Voice SMS forwarding

Due to bank limitations I need some way to send a text message to two different cell phones. My Android phone makes it easy to forward selected texts to my wife. She has an iPhone. I and others have ...
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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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Is it possible to get a Google voice number without already having a phone number?

I currently have no phone number; I can make outgoing calls via the widget in gmail, but I cannot receive calls (as far as I know). I know that you can set up a google voice number to forward to ...
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When will I have the Gmail phone option in my Gmail?

I've read on the Gmail blog that the Gmail phone option hasn't been made available to everyone, however they will send out this facility to those who don't have it now later. I'm a regular user of ...
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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

I've got Gmail and Google Voice. My Google Voice is essentially an alias for my cell phone. Here's the problem though: if I happen to have Gmail open in a tab on my computer, and a call comes into my ...
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How to export Google Voice data with EST times (not GMT)?

When using Google Takeout to export Google Voice data, it gets exported as GMT time. How can I export it with EST time?
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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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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 & Hangouts, what is the deal?

Keep hearing news about how Google Voice is being merged into Hangouts, but haven't not been able to find anything official about what the impact will be for current Google Voice accounts. Has Google ...
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How to add a signature to all outgoing SMS messages in Google Voice?

How can I make Google Voice attach a signature to all my outgoing SMS messages?
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Can you send SMS messages using your Google Voice number from Gmail?

Google Voice allows you to send text messages to/from an assigned local telephone number. Unfortunately, it's interface for doing so is rather poor in my opinion. Gmail has a much better interface ...
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How shall I set up Google Voice to use the internal microphone of my laptop?

I was wondering how to set up Google Voice to use the internal microphone of my laptop. I don't find such settings my Google Voice account. In case it may be needed, my OS is Ubuntu 10.10 and laptop ...
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Number portability across Google Voice

My younger brother in-law wanted something like what Google Voice offers, so I gave him my GV number a few months ago to "try out" and see if he liked it. He's shared the number with all his friends ...
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Can I download my own voice greeting in Google Voice?

I'm trying to download my own voice message (my recorded greeting) from Google Voice. Is there an option to do it?
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Google Voice delay when calling my phone

I've been using Google Voice with CallCentric as our phone service for the past 2.5 years and things have worked pretty well. Some people have had trouble calling me and the call quality hasn't always ...
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Origin of some texts aren’t identified when Google Voice forwards text to phone

I set up my Google Voice number to forward to my AT&T number, but when I get texts from some people, the text appears to come from phone numbers I don’t recognize. The text message itself begins ...
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Century Link land line callers get busy signal when calling my Google Voice Number

This started about 2 weeks ago, I have posted my problem to the Google Voice Forum with no response from anyone that can help. I know it's a free service, and you get what you pay for but I need it to ...