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How to enable Do Not Disturb in Google Voice

To send all calls made to your Google number directly to voicemail, you need to enable Do Not Disturb from a phone or through the Google Voice website. Once enabled, all calls will be sent to voicemail until you disable the setting. Note: Any text messages sent to your Google number while Do Not Disturb is enabled, will also […]

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Block Spam Calls in Google Voice

Google has a Global Spam Filtering system that would automatically redirect calls, texts, and voicemails from any of the numbers in the Google database that have been identified as spam directly into your spam folder. But you will need to enable this feature for it to work. To enable this feature: 1. Log on to […]

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Google voicemail custom greetings and settings

With Google Voice, you can have custom greeting for all callers to hear or separate greetings for groups. Setting up Voice mail greeting : For All Contacts Click gear icon at the top right of any page, click Voice settings, and select the Voicemail & Text tab. In the Voicemail Greeting section, click the Record New Greeting button. Enter the name for the […]

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How to share a forwarding number in Google Voice

If you want to share a home number with your spouse, roommate or family member or work number with a colleague, both of you can add the same home or work number to Google Voice. 1. Sign in to the Google Voice website. 2. Click the gear icon at the top of the page, click Settings, and select […]

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Google Voice International Calls

Google Voice has one of the lowest rates on international calls. To make calls, you use either the Google Voice website or the phone system, as long as you have one of your forwarding phones or smartphone available to complete the call. In order to make international calls, you need to have credits in your […]

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Different ways to place call using Google Voice

There are several ways to place call using Google Voice: 1. From the Google Voice website 2. From call phone in Gmail 3. From the Google Voice Phone System 4. From the Google Voice iPhone or Android app

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Make calls from the Google Voice Android app

Placing calls with Google Voice is almost the same as placing calls via your mobile carrier, depending on whether you have a Google number and how you have configured Google Voice on the phone. 1. Call a contact just as you would without Google Voice. 2. If you’ve configured Google Voice to ask whether you want […]

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How to make a Google Voice conference call

If you ever have the need to have a conference call between family members or business clients, you can use the Google Voice conference call feature. You can have a four way (you plus 3 others) calling using this feature. Follow the two simple steps below. 1. At a scheduled time, ask each conference call […]

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Can I Port My Number to Google Voice?

Only mobile numbers can be ported to Google Voice.  When you go through the porting process, you will know if your mobile number can be ported or not. You cannot port landline to Google Voice at this time. A work around for this is to port your landline to a mobile service like AT&T GoPhone. […]

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