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Google Voice Voicemail Message Problems

I've been using a Google Voice number as my primary phone number for years now, and over the past few months, a problem has come up with its behavior on incoming calls which is making it seriously difficult to use. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Google Voice help, please!

I've been having problems using Google Voice for texts ever since I got a new cell phone in December (Samsung Galaxy Mega). Inside is how I would like it to be configured and what is happening instead. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on May 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Google pulling the rug out from under Voice. What will remain?

I know Google Voice and Hangouts will merge on May 15th and XMPP support will end. XMPP doesn't affect me, but I'm trying to figure out what will change. Has there been an announcement or is it still unknown what features from Voice will survive in this new service? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Apr 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Home phone service for Google Voice XMPP refugees?

Like a lot of folks, I bought an Obihai VOIP adapter primarily for the free Google Voice XMPP calling, and like a lot of folks, I'm saddened by the loss of the essentially free home phone service. Obihai has listed Anveo and Phone Power as "Approved Service Partners", but there seem to be a lot of other options out there, and I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for BYOD VOIP providers that are affordable but also likely to be around in a year or two so I don't have to find a new provider on short notice.
posted by tonycpsu on Apr 16, 2014 - 8 answers

One Number To Rule Them All - Is It Safe?

Any downsides, considerations, things I may not have thought of, in the idea of using my Google Voice number as the general number for all my credit card, banking, merchant etc. needs? Is it advisable? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Apr 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Voice and Text from one number on an iPhone or a Mac?

I want one phone number to use for talk and text, and I want to be able to send and receive texts on my iPhone or from my Mac without using a browser or a second phone number. Currently, Google Voice does this, but it looks like Google is merging Google Voice into Hangouts this spring, and 3rd party apps will no longer work. GAH! I love being able to send and receive texts for my real number on my Mac (I use GrowlVoice). I'm currently on AT&T for my iPhone, but I'm more than willing to switch to another carrier. What are my options?
posted by 2oh1 on Feb 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Absolute best VoIP quality service

Looking for an app that provides the absolute best VoIP sound quality for calls from outside the US to the US. I don't mind paying. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jan 26, 2014 - 11 answers

Google Voice ok for business use? Or what else?

"It is not advised that you use Google Voice services for your business as we do not provide enterprise support. Use at your own discretion." Carry on, or find another provider? [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Sep 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Calls via Google Voice only?

Is there a way I can set up my home (VOIP via cable company) phone to only ring for calls that come in via my Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Aug 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Email to Google Voice SMS

Can I email to a Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by humboldt32 on Apr 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Internet accessible Canadian phone number for SMS only?

What services are available to get a static internet-accessible phone number for SMS only in Canada? [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Mar 7, 2013 - 1 answer

"Google Voice" app on Canadian Nexus 7?

I have a Google Voice account and phone number, and from my desktop I am able to send & receive SMS (google.com/voice) and even make outgoing calls (gmail.com). I just got a Nexus 7, and would like to find the 'Google Voice' app, but I'm not able to. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Jan 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Using Google Voice (or similar) to forward calls and texts

I'm considering porting my personal cell phone to Google Voice so that calls and texts can be forwarded to my newly acquired work cell phone. If you've done this, please see my specific questions/concerns. [more inside]
posted by Swede78 on Jan 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Can I make the GoogleVoice connect invisible to a caller?

I've just set up a Google Voice number. When someone calls the number, the person hears something like, "Please wait while Google Voice connects you." Is there a way for the connection to be transparent to the caller, i.e. for them not to know that they're calling a Google Voice number? It seems like there should be but I'm not having any luck figuring it out...
posted by Wisco72 on Oct 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there any flaws in my plan to get a phone from Craiglist and Switch to Straight Talk and Google Voice?

What is the recommended way to buy a phone on Craigslist, switch to Straight Talk, and port numbers to Google Voice? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Oct 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Best way to stay in touch with family back in the States?

Moving to Germany next year, how best to stay in touch with everyone back in the US? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Google Voice Pro?

Is there a service like Google Voice (or a Google Voice addon) that can manage two existing phone lines, one of which is toll free, and which can display an existing number on caller ID for outgoing calls? I’m willing to pay. [more inside]
posted by zombiedance on Jul 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Google Voice phone calls over wi-fi using android 2.2 cell phone.

Seriously considering buying Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (android 2.2) phone tomorrow, would/will be my first foray into any phone even beginning to resemble smart. My main question: how difficult is this phone to set up to use Google Voice telephone number over wi-fi, calls in-bound and out. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Any port in a cell phone storm?

Currently, I have a Virgin Mobile PAYG smartphone. I'd like to get a phone on my family's Sprint plan instead (for the same monthly price as Virgin, I can get unlimited whatever). However, Sprint says they can't port my phone number because Virgin is a reseller of theirs. I've heard that you can port your number to Google Voice for a small fee, and then have Sprint port the number to a Sprint phone, but this advice was found on a forum somewhere and no one backed up the claim that it actually worked. Would it work? Have you done this? I'd really like to keep my phone number, and before I risk losing it, I'd like to know. Thanks.
posted by bluefly on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Transcribing exisiting recording with app or software

Is there a way to use Google Voice, Evernote, or other free (or cheap) software to transcribe a 30 minute audio recording? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on May 3, 2012 - 6 answers

two cell #'s, one person

I have a new smart phone on Virgin Mobile. I could have ported to Google Voice initially, using a number on GV I already had, but chose not to. I'm now getting calls from the cell's # and my GV #. Should I port over to GV completely and have just one number? [more inside]
posted by diode on Mar 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Verizon Prepaid = A 6 Month Lock on Switching Your Number to a Verizon Contract?

Verizon and Google Voice experts: Which of these plans will be the best way to port my number? What can go wrong with these approaches? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

VOIP Upgrade

I'm thinking about getting an Obi110 VOIP appliance to replace our T-Mobile @Home service that's set to expire soon and keeping us tethered to an expensive plan. Is Google Voice the best service to go with, or should I go for another SIP voip provider? 911, either built in or third party, is a must. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 18, 2012 - 4 answers

How to have speakers ring when a headset is plugged in.

How do I set up Google Voice to ring my computer speakers when I have a headset attached? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Two Google Voice number, one phone

I have a Google Voice number. My job has a Google voice number. How to get both to forward to my phone, or how to devise an alternative to my current set-up? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Feb 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Getting two separate address books to play nice on an iPhone

Much confusion trying to integrate my personal cell phone (a google voice # + gmail + google contacts + calendar all on one google account) into my work iphone (email + calendar + contacts all on one google apps account, synced using exchange) -- particularly around a question of syncing two SEPARATE sets of contacts into one iPhone address book. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Calling the US from Europe with Google: free for everyone?

If I use Google Voice from Europe to call someone in the US, does the other person get charged for a long-distance call? Or does the number appear as a US number?
posted by Busoni on Jan 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Number transfer process for Google Voice

How can I switch my phone to Google Voice once I'm no longer in the country? Any recommendations on services similar to google voice to consider? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

I need a place ... a place to put my number.

Looking for a cheap (or free) alternative to Google Voice that will let me port in a 928-225-xxxx number and forward it to another number. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Android Media Player alternative to smartphone?

Is there an Android -based media player that I could tweak to use as a smartphone? [more inside]
posted by SuperErin on Nov 9, 2011 - 8 answers

How to forward calls to Google Voice on my iPhone?

I will be traveling in Asia for the first three weeks in October. I have Google Voice on my iPhone, and I'm wondering how I would be able to automatically forward calls/voicemail and text to Google Voice? [more inside]
posted by xtine on Sep 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me use Google Voice on OSX.

Help me make the most of Google Voice! I want to be able to send and receive phone calls and text messages on my Mac. I have an iPhone and a Google Voice number. Can you clear up a few things for me? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me Pimp my international business phone network... OF DOOM!

Help me prepare and organize my business phone network utilizing a Landline/Fax (copper-USA), Iphone (AT&T), Skype, Google Voice, etc (other services?) as optimally as possible. I want viable international business line(s) I can easily express on a Business Card. PS, I have to connect with Fiji as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

can i forward sms/calls from my work phone to my home phone?

I may be getting an iPhone for work, would like to know how (or even if?) it is possible to forward SMS/calls to another (Android) phone -- but want to find out BEFORE I actually commit to taking the iPhone [more inside]
posted by knockoutking on Jul 26, 2011 - 9 answers

I'd like to call and leave myself a message. but apparently I'm unresponsive to myself.

GOOGLEVOICEFILTER: How do you call your number FROM your number and leave yourself a message? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Please hold, we will be right with you.

Can you recommend a virtual pbx? [more inside]
posted by thilmony on Jun 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Google Voice on iphone

Google Voice on iphone? How well does it work for you? [more inside]
posted by cardamom on May 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Google Voice account transfer: now for Apps?

I've had a Google Voice with an @gmail.com login. Since you can make call through Google Apps' mail now, how can I transfer the Voice account (or even just the number) to my Apps account?
posted by glibhamdreck on May 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Voicemail Forwarding

Forwarding Verizon Voicemails to Google Voice (or an otherwise safe location)? [more inside]
posted by Lullen on May 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Anyway to get one Google Voice account to play nicely with two phones using VoIP?

Two LG Optimus Android Phones. One Google Voice account. Anyway to get both phones to play nicely using sipdroid & GV as the outbound & inbound calling method? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Mar 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Keeping my business and pleasure separate on my cell phone?

Can I set up separate voicemail greetings on my phone using google voice? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Feb 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Can I Port a POTS line to Google Voice?

I know I can port a cell number to Google Voice, but can I port a POTS line to Google Voice? [more inside]
posted by AugustWest on Jan 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Is There a Faster Way to Dial Internationally with Google Voice?

I frequently use Google Voice for cheap outbound international calls. The problem is that it's really cumbersome--I dial my Google Voice number from my iPhone, enter my PIN code, PAUSE, press 2 to place a call, PAUSE, enter the 13 digit phone number, PAUSE, and finally get through. Does anyone know a way to automate this? Is there a way to store frequently dialed numbers or otherwise get through the menus faster?
posted by whitewall on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I rock my Droid X's socks off?

HackedAndroidFilter:What custom ROM should I load onto my (already rooted) Droid X? Similarly, can you install Droid apps manually via the file manager on such a modded Droid? What about Google Voice? And so on... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

How to use Google Voice in the UK

Not for the first time, I've received an official Google Voice invitation. Problem: I'm in the UK, where Google Voice's writ still doth not run. Is there a relatively painless solution that would enable me to run Google Voice in all its glory? [more inside]
posted by davemack on Jun 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I use Google Voice for voicemail without a real phone number?

Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on May 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Best way to ditch a landline and use Google Voice for a married couple?

Best practices in ditching a landline and using cell phones and Google Voice as a married couple? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Apr 7, 2010 - 16 answers

San Francisco telephone exchanges

Where on the internets can I find a map of San Francisco telephone exchanges? Or, help me choose a 415 number for Google Voice. [more inside]
posted by little e on Mar 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I ditch my landline with this plan?

I've got a plan to ditch my landline using Google Voice and cell phones. But I'd like some Mefites to look it over and provide input. [more inside]
posted by ChrisLSU on Mar 17, 2010 - 5 answers

doo Doo DOO ... the number you are calling is not in service, so JUST HIRE SOMEONE ELSE

Can employers reach my Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by buzzv on Mar 11, 2010 - 4 answers

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