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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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: 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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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 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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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 a Google Voice number be daisy chained to another Google Voice number?

Can a Google Voice number be daisy chained to another Google Voice number? In other words, can you add a Google Voice number to another Google Voice account? Is this possible?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Best way to record a Skype or Google phone call? [closed]

Are there any good services that can be used to record a phonecall over either Skype, Gmail, or Google voice? My biggest concern is reliability.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Voicemail-only option for Google Voice

I need a voicemail number for my workers to call in sick or leave messages. I don't wish to talk to them, I just want to be able to listen to their messages. I bought a magicJack thinking it would do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...