Google Voice (formerly GrandCentral) is a telecommunications service by Google launched on March 11, 2009.

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How can I get Google Voice to forward texts only when I'm not using Google Voice?

Google Voice app has the option "Receive text messages" with two choices: Also via the messaging app Only via the Google Voice app If I choose the first option, I will still get the text messages ...
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After Uninstalling Google Voice, I cannot receive phone calls, busy signal

I had Google Voice installed, but it was a very obtrusive and annoying application. For example it one day starts stealing text messages and requires me to press a 1 to receive the call, neither of ...
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Epic 4g Touch: Choose to route calls through Google Talk or Sprint

A friend of mine just got the Epic 4g Touch (a.k.a. the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy s2). He has installed the Google Voice app on all of his previous Android devices and there has always ...
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Google Voice missing from app drawer after upgrading to ICS

I upgraded from 2.3 a few months ago, but didn't notice that Google Voice was missing from the app drawer. The market lists the application as installed, but does not give me an option to open the ...
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Is it possible to use the GMail “Call Phone” functionality on Android without Google Voice?

I'm outside the US so don't have access to Google Voice. On the GMail web page, if you enable chat, you can see a "Call Phone" option which allows you to call land line phones from the web page. Is ...
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Google Voice Upgrade: Get a new number from Google or use my mobile number?

Google voice added an upgrade recently, in which they allow to choose whether you want to use your own mobile number or get a new Google number. Will I be able to activate my android with either ...
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Google Voice : Your phone number couldn't be verified

After I sign in, i'm asked to set a voicemail PIN, and immediately after that i get the error: Your phone number could not be verified. Please try again. How do I verify my phone for Google ...
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Google Voice: There was an issue refreshing your inbox?

Using Android 2.2.1 (Version.2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US) on a Droid X. I just updated Google Voice to version 0.4.2.34 yesterday and now I continually get an error message that appears as a ...
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Can not answer phone after enabling Google Voice

I Have a Sprint Google Nexus S. Was working fine. Enabled Google Voice - set up my account, options, etc. All incoming calls require pressing "1" to answer. This worked for a while. Now, when a ...
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Text-to-speech reader for Google Voice SMS text messages?

There are a bunch of apps for reading your phone's "native" SMS text messages, but I couldn't find anything for Google Voice, nor could I find any apps that can generically read text in other apps ...
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Google voice indicator on incoming calls?

I'd love to know when people call my cell phone through its original cellphone number and when people call me through my Google voice number. Is there an app that can show me an indicator on the call ...
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Does google voice require a data plan to place calls?

I own a Nexus S and will be travelling to US on a business trip. I will have a T-Mobile prepaid connection and intend to use Google Voice to make and receive calls. Since I am currently outside the ...
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How feasible is it to use Google Voice for all calls and texts?

I'm considering getting an Android phone, and one thing that I'd like to do is drop my texting plan, and do all texting over wifi/data using Google Voice. If I do this, I need the following things to ...
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Receiving Google Voice calls to my EVO

I recently set up a GV number and seemingly activated the number for my cell phone, HTC Evo. I can make outgoing calls using the GV# and send/receive texts fine but whenever someone calls the number ...
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How can I set a custom ringtone for a contact when using Google Voice?

I use Google Voice for all incoming calls. When someone calls me, their contact information (picture, phone number, name) shows up on the screen. However, the ringtone that is used is not the custom ...
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How can I connect to a number with a conference-call code via Google Voice?

I have a phone number for a conference-call service. Under ordinary use, I call the number, and when the automated system answers, I enter a 10-digit code for the conference I wish to join, and then ...
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Google voice not checking for messages

Just recently I've missed a few text messages via Google Voice because the alert hasn't come through. As soon as I open the app the backed up messages arrive and trigger the alert. I have background ...
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My Google Voice services keeps getting stuck on “restarting”

The "UpdateService" for Google Voice constantly keeps getting stuck on "restarting" and therefore I miss out on receiving SMS messages from Google Voice. I've already been trimming down on some ...
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Is there a way to disable “call from” when I use Google Voice?

I love Google Voice, but I don't want people calling me to be asked to say their name and I don't want to be told to "press one" to accept their calls. I just want to get my calls. Is there a way to ...
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With the Google Voice app, is it possible to send an SMS to multiple people?

I know from the web interface, you can send messages to up to 10 people. However, I haven't figured out how to send an SMS message to multiple people using the Google Voice Android app. Is it ...
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How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?

I would like to send text messages via Google Voice, as it is the number I give out for voice calls. However, I find sending SMS through the Voice app to be a bit cumbersome. The new widgets improve ...
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App to allow me to set which contacts dial out with Google Voice by default?

I'd like to be able to set, at the contact level, which phone number is used to dial out. For example, I'd like to be able to set it so calls to my boss use Google Voice by default where as calls to ...
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Any apps that will allow me to set a profile that only allows emergency calls through?

I work third shift so I sleep during the day but I get calls all day long so I shut my ringer off. I would like to be able to set a couple phone numbers that can ring through no matter what. Using ...
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How do I stop from getting notified twice when I get a text to my Google Voice number?

When I receive a text message to my Google voice number, I get a notification from my text application, as well as the Google Voice application. It would seem that the message is being forwarded to my ...