Google Voice doesn't work in my state via Verizon

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by Demache, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone else have a similar problem as this? I cannot reach my voicemail with Google Voice, ANYWHERE in my state (South Dakota) via Verizon. I always get a "number could not be completed as dialed error". Its been doing it ever since I signed up for Google Voice about a month ago. However, if I call from my home phone, it works perfectly fine.

    But then, as soon as I cross the border and get a tower in Minnesota or Iowa, it goes through and works perfectly fine.

    Its not a crucial issue, since I'm just using standard Verizon voicemail until I can get it working. Would this be something worth bringing up with VZW customer support?

    For what its worth, a few months back we switched to T-Mobile from our old provider (Unicel) in hopes of more coverage. We did get more coverage, but we had the EXACT same problem as listed above. It was actually the reason we switched to Verizon. No Verizon customers in our state could call our numbers on T-Mobile. If they were out of state, they went through perfectly.

    I wonder if its a recurring issue with Verizon Wireless in South Dakota....
     

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  2. proginski

    proginski Active Member
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    Are you dialing the area code first?? I have this problem in WI but if I put the area code in then it seems to work just fine...
     
  3. skilaufen

    skilaufen Well-Known Member
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    GV requires you to dial the area code. I don't know if this is the problem. Just offering support for the previous responder.
     
  4. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    Yes. I would have had to dial the area code anyway to get it to work out of state. Its a habit from our old cell phone company that REQUIRED the area code, regardless of your phone's area code. That's actually how I got it to work with the land line (it was a bit more up front, since the phone company said it was a long distance call). But my Verizon phone still can't connect regardless. I have tried putting 1 in front of the area code with no avail.
     

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