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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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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 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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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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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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What is the URL for Google call/voice?

I found a URL for Google Tasks: https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig Is there something similar for Google call/voice? On my Gmail page I can click on the arrow on the Google call window to make it pop ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Did Gmail's Google Voice Integration Recently Cause a Regression in Firefox?

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 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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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 ...