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

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Use Quick Responses with Hangouts' Implementation of Google Voice

Back in the days of the original Google Voice app it was not possible to send quick replies when you're receiving a call through Google Voice. But now that Google Voice is integrated with Hangouts is ...
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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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How can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

I have tried using the google voice app only to find that it doesn't support group SMS, and instead sends an individual text message to each person (which doesn't allow them to reply-all to the group ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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Using smart phone, how to make phone call using google voice number?

I have an Android phone (Motorola E) with the official Google Voice app installed. I always give people my Google voice number. For this reason, when I call people I need my google voice number to ...
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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 search crashing

The Google voice search crashes after detecting the keyword ok google. If, I tap on the mike button in the search app and do voice search, it works. What could be the reason behind this app-crash? ...
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Google Voice Search Activation

I was wondering if there was any way I could activate Google voice search simply by saying OK Google while using any app on my phone. I tried searching the XDA forums and couldn't find what I was ...
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how to make calls from my cell number, while using my laptop as the “headset”?

I want to be able to dial out from my laptop (a macbook pro), using my laptop headset to communicate and my laptop to initiate the call, however I want the number to be the same as my cell phone's ...
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How to restore Google Search withOUT Google Voice Dialer?

Stack Exchange newbie here. Please forgive any protocol mistakes. I'm following a thread, but can't yet comment as a newbie, on a question involving the Google Voice Dialer for Android 4.1x - ...
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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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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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Problem playing Google Voice Messages

When ever I play a Google voice call message on my Nexus 5 once I put the phone to my ear the message stops. In some cases just putting the phone close to my face(not touching) cause it to stop the ...
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Any way to set up a Google Voice number to ring multiple cell phones? [closed]

Anyone have any hacks or tricks to be able to add multiple cell phones to a Google Voice number? We set up a GV#, and want to have it ring our 1) home line, 2) my wife's cell and 3) my cell. Can a ...
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Google Voice or GMail “Call Phone” in Android for non-US residents (without GrooveIP)

I added credits to my Google Voice but, then, I discovered that I can't use it in my Android, but only in my PC. How can I call from my Android using Google Voice, or the GMail "Call Phone"? ...
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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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Google Voice and SD cards

Why does Google Voice need to be able to modify or delete the contents of my SD card? It's part of the permissions and I don't want to download it until I understand it.
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Why does Hangouts give my contacts a different # when starting from Voice?

Sometimes a texting conversation on android hangouts says my friend's number is something I've never seen before - a 678 number. I think this occurs when I began the conversation using my desktop ...
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How to change my Androids physical phone number to my Google Voice number?

I have been looking all over for something about this and can't find anything. What I'm trying to do is take my disconnected Android device and change the physical phone number to my Google Voice ...
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Disable Data Connection for Certain Applications?

So, sometimes when I'm at work, I have a problem wherein I want to use my phone's data connection to stream music, but I don't want to be bombarded with notifications from Google Voice/ GMail / ...
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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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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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Disable Carrier Phone Number for Google Voice Number

This seems similar to this question, but that one doesn't have a clear answer, and this is a bit different. Is there a way in Android to block all incoming calls that target the carrier number, but ...
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Managing calls between carrier number and Google Voice, using GV as primary

I'm looking for the best way to set-up/manage my calls between the carrier # and Google Voice as I use both. I'm using a Samsung S4 on VZW (however I would prefer to use phone/Google Voice/app to ...
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How do I set the default messaging app to use google voice? (4.2.2 Galaxy S4)

I keep seeing advice to set the default messaging app by going to Settings> Manage Applications> All Applications> And then clicking on the messaging app (I also tried google hangouts since that can ...
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Rooted Kindle Fire HDX 7 - can't get voice recognition or contacts

I have working Google Play and Amazon App store and most apps work from google, but I can't figure out how get the voice recognition to work or the contacts service. ..I've looked for hours and hours ...
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Any way to change my caller id?

Is there any way to change my own caller ID so the person I'm calling sees my Google Voice number instead of the number associated with my SIM card? My Google Voice number is my primary number and I ...
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LG G2 won't dial using Google Voice

My wife just got a new LG G2. We installed Google Voice and set it to use Voice for all outgoing calls. When calling my desk it shows up as her t-mobile number. I have uninstalled and reinstalled ...
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Can I send text using S-voice through Google Voice?

I have a Galaxy S 3. Can I send an SMS using Google Voice using S-voice (like I can natively)?
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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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Vibrate-only mode for google voice

I'd like to keep my mobile number private & give out the Google voice number for business. Is it possible to see the caller number for a google voice call, but set it so that it is in silent ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are all prepaid phones able to use google voice?

Seems like some have a problem? -- http://support.google.com/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1205636
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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 ...