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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...