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Google Voice is a free VoIP service provided by Google.

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Unable to activate Google Voice

Heading up over voice.google.com, at the bottom it reads "To send messages, choose a Google Voice number", with a "CHOOSE NUMBER" link. Following the link, I am offered to choose a Google US ...
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How do I bulk archive multiple messages, voicemails, or phone calls in Google Voice?

Exactly as the question states - how do I bulk archive messages, voicemails, and phone calls in Google Voice?
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Google Voice - Calling Own Phone to Make Calls. How to Return to System? Was “**”

On my home phone, when I want to make a long distance call via GV, I just call myself to get access to the GV system by phone. Recently, when I make a call using that system and the call ends, I am ...
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In Google Voice, why do I have to provide my existing phone number?

I would like to sign up for a Google Voice number, so that I can send and receive SMS text messages on my computer. When I select a Google Voice number (for example, (555) 123-4567), Google tells ...
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Change original Google Voice number after porting in a number?

First, I obtained a Google Voice number upon account creation. Then I ported a number into the account, which will cause the first number to expire in 90 days unless I pay $20 to make it permanent. I ...
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How can I play the caller's name in Google Voice?

I am using Google Voice with their Call Screening function. It works well when I answer the phone that my calls forward to: I hear "You have an call from {caller name}" but I am looking for a way to ...
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Google Voice Legacy UI

How can one change the default UI to the legacy UI in GV? After a year of using it, I would prefer the original UI as it is less computationally intensive and easier to navigate
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Google Desktop Client for Text Messaging

I know someone who wants to receive and respond to text messages from their desktop and am unfamiliar with Google's exploding messaging options. Years ago I switched to Google Voice and I use ...
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Can I list a Google Voice number on Facebook?

I have a Google Voice number which I would like to list on Facebook so people can contact me with it. When I try to enter the number in my Facebook profile under either the "Mobile Phones" section or "...
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Can I block incoming calls by prefix to avoid spammers?

I get a lot of spam calls to my Google Voice number. The spammer spoofs a phone number that starts with the same area code and prefix as my number. The last 4 digits are always different so blocking ...
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New way to port and verify on Google Voice?

I'm trying to port my Sprint number to Google Voice (and close my Sprint account). Several tutorials say to go to the Change / Port setting menu to start the process, but I can't find this area ...
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Google Voice with mobile virtual network operator using visual voicemail (VVM) and conditional call forwarding (CCF)

Scenario: It seems many MVNOs cut out some of the more useful features on devices. i.e. VVM. My primary number doesn't matter to me, whether it be a Google allotted number or my mobile service number, ...
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How can I search Google Voice for a phone number in only my text messages?

In Google Voice, I can search for a phone number and see all the calls and text messages with that phone number. How can I limit the search to just text messages? I tried using adding in:text ...
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How do I use Gmail's Vacation Responder or Canned Responses feature to respond to the From instead of the Return-Path address?

As described in this question. Both the Vacation Responder and using a filter to send a Canned Response send the response the Return-Path field of the email, not the From field. Please don't tell me ...
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Is there a way to view or download Google Hangouts Call History?

The Android Google Hangouts Dialer app is very limited when it comes to VoIP call history. It only shows the last 100 (approx) calls, even though Google keeps a complete history on their servers. ...
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Automatically skip the confirmation dialog when the call is free in Google Voice

Each time I call phone number from https://www.google.com/voice, I get the confirmation box below. Is there any way to automatically skip when the call is free?
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Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice?

Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice? Can I receive SMS in both Hangout and Voice?
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How can I find out the Google Voice calling history in the Gmail plugin?

In Gmail, there used to be a plugin at lower left corner for using Gtalk to call other people. When I click the phone icon, there was a list of recent phone numbers that I have called. Now Gtalk has ...
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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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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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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 Gmail,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I delete text messages from Google Voice?

I want to delete about three text messages from Google Voice. How, when I only see the option to delete the entire conversation?
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 ...