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Google Voice is a free VoIP service provided by Google.

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How do I give Google Voice control of my phone number without cancelling my mobile plan? [closed]

I have a phone number which people know me by. I'd like to keep it. I also have to switch to Google Voice so I can use forwarding to switch between various eSims I will be buying as I travel Asia. ...
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How can I forward a MMS in Google Voice?

I have received a MMS in Google Voice. How can I forward it to another phone number or email address? Example of MMS in Google Voice: I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate, Chrome. I tried Googling the ...
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How can I get a count of all the texts I received from a given phone number in Google Voice?

I want to get a count of all the text messages I've received from a specific phone number in Google Voice. I know I can open the conversation history for a given phone number and manually count the ...
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Did Gmail's Google Voice Integration Recently Cause a Regression in Firefox? [closed]

Up until this week, I was able to share my microphone in Firefox to facilitate Google Voice calls via Gmail. I run Kubuntu 19.10 and Firefox 73. My question at AskUbuntu (addressing the client-side ...
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Google Voice and Gmail call phone - one and the same thing?

I registered for Google Voice 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 I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC [closed]

EDIT: Google Hangouts is dead, so this question no longer has any relevance. Probably not worth any further discussion I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both ...
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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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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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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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Google Voice not automatically notifying new text message [closed]

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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MMS/SMS Autoreply using Google Voice/Gmail Apps sends reply in different SMS thread

I am using Google Voice, Gmail and Google App Script to implement an 'SMS autoreply' system using the code described here: How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice? Very cool....
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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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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 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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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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Where can I see how many texts I have sent and received with my Google voice number?

Where can I see how many texts I have sent and received with my Google voice number? On https://www.google.com/voice#sms I can only see a count of message threads.
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I can only receive call on the GV number at present [closed]

I have a google voice number linked to my iPhone number. How do activate the GV number to make calls? I can only receive call on the GV number at present
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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 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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Click to call with the chrome extension for google voice?

I use GV to make calls, from my Mac high sierra, chrome browser. I have installed the chrome GV extension, and I understand how it works in terms of phone numbers only being clickable from google ...
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Email address which forwards to my Google Voice SMS inbox

NOTE: This question intentionally replicates What SMS email address works for Google Voice? But that is 8+ years old, and the accepted answer does not apply. I guess it would be misleading to place a ...
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When I add a Google Contact, if there is an existing photo, where does it come from?

In a few instances, I have added a new contact on my phone, which is synched to Google Contacts. When viewing in Contacts, there is an existing photo associated with that person. Where is this photo ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Differences between Google Voice and Google Talk? [closed]

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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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, Verizon,...
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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 five people. I did not choose any of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?