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

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How to make incoming SIP calls work on Android 4.x?

I have a SIP account which I entered into the "Internet Call Settings" of the native android phone app. I am able to place outgoing SIP calls, but no luck with the incoming ones. I am new to the SIP ...
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Using Google voice number without data

So I know similar questions have been asked, but I feel my situation is a bit unique to everything I've read. So I transferred my old number that everyone knows to Google voice, then I got a new ...
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Can I place calls with my Google Voice credit from Android outside of the US?

If you are outside of the US, Google Voice is merely a service to place calls from inside... apparently just GMail and Hangouts, much like Skype is. Unlike Skype the quality of service seems to be ...
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How do I place a call from my original phone number if Google Voice is the default handler?

I have a AT&T Galaxy SII running CM9 and primarily use my Google Voice number and all of the Google Voice integration on the phone. I'd like to be able to place a call using my native (non-GV) ...
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How do I set up Google Voice as the provider for an unactivated phone?

I've got this Droid X, it's not activated, and I'd like to use Google Voice as the provider (this means it will be Wi-Fi only; that's OK.) Problem is, Google Voice needs the phone to have a number ...
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Can I make a Wi-Fi VoIP call on Google Voice without third party applications?

I can't seem to make pure Wi-Fi VoIP calls on Google Voice without a third party application such as GrooVe IP. Is this the case?
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Second ring tone for my Google Voice phone number

I'm considering adding a second phone number to my android phone by using Google Voice. Can I have a different ring tone to indicate that a call is coming from that second number and not from my first ...
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Using the Google Voice app to place calls when “ask me” and “always use GV” are disabled

I have the Google Voice app on my Android phone, and I'd like to occasionally make calls from it, but I don't want to enable the "Ask me every time whether to use Google Voice" option, as 90% of my ...
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Google Voice texts delivered hours late/not at all

I use a Google Voice phone number to receive texts, and I have the Google Voice app installed on my device (Atrix, OS:2.3.3). For some reason lately when someone texts my Google Voice account it's ...
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Can you use a minute plan with Google Voice?

I recently learned about Google Voice and was wondering if I could apply it to my current cellular situation. I have a pre-paid minute plan with an Android phone. Ideally, I'd like to use minutes ...
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Make Automate Task to manually sync Google Voice

Some network I connect to during my daily life, do not allow for push notifications. So I want to make a task that syncs all my accounts. This was easily done with Llama for Gmail. I just told it when ...
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Free / local voicemail / answering machine

My carrier having pretty high monthly prices for voicemail, I did not take the service. However, when I'm at school, unable to answer, and my busy doctor calls me, knowing I probably won't be able to ...
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Google Voice - Separate ringtone but maintain caller ID?

I suspect I know the answer to this question, but I wanted to quadruple check here just in case... Is there any way to set a phone to have a different ringtone based on what number was dialed? I ...
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Click2Call with Google Voice on Android

I have an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus (Google Nexus 3) with T-Mobile USA online-and-walmart-exclusive 30$/mo 5GB@4G unlimited data plan, and I was disappointed to find out that I cannot use the official Google ...
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Google Voice “Call With…”

I love the Call With... feature in the Google Voice webapp and use it often. It allows you to initiate a call from your Google Voice number by first dialing one of your linked phones then patching you ...
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Convert + to 00 for international calling

I am currently overseas, using a foreign SIM card in my phone. Since I travel often, all of my contacts are stored in international format (e.g. +12125551212 or +4474567899). However, my foreign ...
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Use Quick Responses with Google Voice

One of the most useful features introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich is "Quick Responses": the ability to send a default SMS message to the caller. "Can't talk now. Will call you back." etc. However, ...
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Google talk/voice not ringing on my PC when I am logged in on my Android phone

I use my Google voice number as my main number at my desk. The calls ring in Gmail and I answer them there as well as make calls there from my address book. With fellow Gmail/GApps users, I also ...
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Lock down 'receive text messages' setting

I recently got a shock on my phone bill when it showed over a hundred texts received by the standard text messaging app. I had been receiving these solely through Google Voice, specifically to avoid ...
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Receive calls on Wi-Fi via Google Voice

I don't have good cell reception in my house and I'd to have my Google Voice number forward to my phone on Wi-Fi when I'm home. Can I just use Google Voice or do I need a third-party app to do the ...
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Google Voice free calls on a Tablet

I recently bought a small tablet - a Samsung Galaxy Player. I've been using Google Voice to text all my friends for free. However, I would like to start being able to call my friends as well, and have ...
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Phone SMS to Display Google Voice Num?

I am using Galaxy S3 with t-mobile. I use Google Voice for my number, and have the phone set to automatically use GV to call. I setup Google voice to forward SMS. Everything works fine with the ...
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Google Voice Number Displayed on Phone?

I have Google Voice on my Android (4.0.4 Samsung Galaxy S3) and it is set to make all calls using GV (cause I want the user to see GV number on the caller ID). However I encounter this problem: the ...
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Why is Caller ID not working since 4.0.4 update on Droid 4?

I have a Samsung Droid 4. I keep all information about my contacts in Google Voice. In the past, this has always worked seamlessly. However, since my phone updated it's operating system to version ...
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Google Voice in Android to make cheap international calls like on Desktop through Google Wallet?

I need to make international landline/mobile calls. My laptop with Debian is failing me here and iPad failing here. I want to use Google Voice because it is far cheaper than my local carriers. I ...
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Using Google Voice with Android phone and a SIP appliance (Obi)

I just purchased a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ with Jellybean(4.1), and have an Unlimited account with Straight Talk. I would like to use Google Voice to handle voicemail for the phone. Currently, I am using ...
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Reply-by-SMS with Google Voice

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running stock Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1. As you probably know, Jelly Bean has a new feature that allows you to "respond-by-SMS" to incoming phone calls. Unfortunately, ...
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Sync SMS inbox and Google Voice

I use Google Voice for my phone, for voicemail and SMS. It is very convenient to read and send texts from my computer, but if I do not use the Google Voice app on my phone (which, unfortunately, is ...
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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...
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SMS Apps as Front-end to Google Voice

Suppose I use Google Voice for text messaging rather than my carrier's SMS plan. Would it be possible to use SMS Apps such as Handcent etc. as the interface or front-end to GV's text messages?
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Using Google Voice Without Simcard

This is a simple question but I couldn't find the answer in this website? Is is possible to call phones without a voice plan just using Google Voice?
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Long delay for Google Voice prompt if dialed from “Contact” home screen shortcut

I have Google Voice set up to prompt me (whether to dial using GV) every time I make a call (in GV app Settings -> Making calls -> Ask every time I make a call.) When I dial via the Phone app, ...
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how to forward calls to my phone to my google voice number [closed]

I have two phones, one of them a droid the other one a brick. Most of my friends have my brick number so it would be hard to make them change my number in favor of my droid. My droid uses google voice ...
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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 ...