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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

From within Gmail, click the arrow next to your name in 'hangouts' (look for your name on the bottom of the list on the left under the 'compose' button). Uncheck "Ring on incoming phone calls".
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How can I find out the Google Voice calling history in the Gmail plugin?

From: View call history through Hangouts on your computer - Hangouts Help You can view your call history for phone calls made through Hangouts or Google Voice calls in Hangouts. If you have a Google ...
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Telegram Messenger on a Google Voice number

I had the same issue and I asked Telegram support. They told me they only allow Real mobile numbers from now on (no more VoIP). But they helped me to login with my Google Voice number and migrate to a ...
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Which carrier should I use for Google Voice?

It works under AT&T I currently use and receive Auto text notifications under this carrier for many services.
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Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice?

No you can't If you turn on Google Voice text messages in Hangouts, they'll only be available in Hangouts and not in Google Voice. Only old text messages before you turned this feature on will be ...
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Marking all Google Voice messages as read

I liked SoulWinter's Apple Script idea but it didn't quite work for me. I wasted a lot of time trying to get the Python programs to work which just seem to be too far out of date. I modified it to ...
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Is it possible to get a Google voice number without already having a phone number?

Bypass Google Voice when adding phone number for verification (at step 3 & 4). Login with your Gmail account to begin register for Google Voice account → Choose a US Phone Number → Continue → ...
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Can I use Google Voicemail with a landline number?

Yes, you can use Google voicemail as an answering service for a landline, but not with CenturyLink. CenturyLink only offers Unconditional Call Forwarding where your landline rings once and forwards. ...
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Can I use Google Voicemail with a landline number?

You can use Google voicemail as an answering service for a landline. To do this, the phone must have "conditional call forwarding" as one of the features. If your plan only has "immediate call ...
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How to delete all voice mail?

Unfortunately, unlike Gmail, when you use the "Select All" checkbox and you have multiple pages of results, you don't get the "10 messages selected, click here to select all 501" (paraphrased) link. ...
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is "Donate this voicemail" redundant with ""Allow automated Google systems to analyze your voicemail messages"?

If you have selected "Allow automated Google systems to analyze your voicemail messages to help improve transcription quality" then Google will run it through a machine that will attempt to transcribe ...
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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

Go to Gmail and sign out of Hangouts. It's on the left hand side of the screen.
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

EDIT 2022: This method works, but please use it at your own risk. I had this auto-reply feature running successfully for close to a year. Today I logged in to Google Voice to find my account had been ...
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How can I search Google Voice for a phone number in only my text messages?

In the search box add in:sms to limit the results to just text messages: > 2125551212 in:sms The above will search for all text messages with the phone number (212) 555-1212. You can also add ...
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Can I list a Google Voice number on Facebook?

You have to remove your current phone number in FB before you can add the GV #. This will allow you to select Google as your carrier, as you cannot select it if you already have a primary number set.
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Can I block incoming calls by prefix to avoid spammers?

You could possibly use the Google Contacts "Import" feature to create a single contact listing all 10000 phone numbers that share that 6-digit prefix. There might be a phone number limit, if so try ...
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How do I bulk archive multiple messages, voicemails, or phone calls in Google Voice?

I couldn't find the answer to this anywhere, so here you go! Go to https://voice.google.com Navigate to the section you want to archive (calls, messages, or voicemails) Click on the circle icon next ...
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How can I view how many texts I received from a given phone number on Google voice?

This is not possible in the Google Voice app itself (to the best of my knowledge). But here is a quick and dirty solution using MS excel (or google sheets): copy your entire google voice conversation ...
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When I add a Google Contact, if there is an existing photo, where does it come from?

The photo could come from Gmail or from https://myaccount.google.com NOTE: Recently Google announced that both places will use the same photo. Reference Set profile picture for Gmail and all Google ...
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In Google Voice, why do I have to provide my existing phone number?

From Google Account Help: In an effort to protect you from abuse, we limit the number of accounts each phone number can create. The help page belongs to general Google account, but I believe it's ...
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Google Voice with mobile virtual network operator using visual voicemail (VVM) and conditional call forwarding (CCF)

"The only workaround for this is to use Google Voice's call screening function. When you turn on call screening, GV will require whoever or whatever answers a forwarded call to press 1 to accept the ...
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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?

I'm afraid there's no way to do this with just Gmail. I suppose one could craft up a custom tool using Google Apps Script, but Gmail alone doesn't give you that kind of control.
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

So what we're going to do is configure Google Voice to send an email to Gmail when it gets a text. When Gmail gets that email, based on matching filter selection rules, it will automatically reply ...
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How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC

Short answer The described behaviour is by design. There isn't a setting to disable it. In Google words... From [1] Hangouts are synced automatically across devices, so you can start a Hangout on ...
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How to prevent Google Voice number linking to your Google+ full name and image?

Disable help friends find you by phone number and you should be all set.
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Setting up Google Voice/Hangouts to use my phone number

Yes. On a computer go to Google Voice, go to the "My Number" page, and select "change/port", and finally, select use my mobile number. Google Voice will guide you thru the rest of the process.
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Why are some US numbers not free on Google Voice?

So set up a Google Voice number just for your mom, and have the first 3 numbers be the same area code as her's. Then use that Google Voice number when you call her. I know. Unnecessarily complicated....
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Why are some US numbers not free on Google Voice?

Google does not disclose all the factors that determine whether or not a given telephone number incurs the one cent per minute charge in the U.S. In general, some local telephone carriers are ...
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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

I believe you go https://www.google.com/voice and go to settings> phone and untick the checkbox for Google talk. This should make all your calls only go to your phone and not to Google's talk or ...
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What SMS email address works for Google Voice?

Google wants (and does) forward a Google text message to email itself. It puts some encrypted string along with. For example if you send a message from 222-333-4444 to 222-333-4445, the corresponding ...
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