Google Voice for just visual voicemail

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  1. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member
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    How can I setup google Voice to be used just for Visual Voicemail? I know it can be done but not sure how to set it up or use it. I still want to use my Verizon phone number for eveything, just use GV for VV. Also I am with Verizon will this cost anymore?
     

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  2. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member
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    Well I have it mostly setup now my question is if I call my voice mail or someone calls my verizon number and it goes to voice mail does that go against my minutes?
     
  3. PetiePal

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    As far as I'm aware you must use Google Voice's # for visual voicemail/text logging.

    They recently allowed you to use your own number but the features are way limited then using theirs from what I understand. Can someone elaborate?
     
  4. Barbara

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    I have Google Voice but do not use the GV number. If someone calls my regular number and it goes to voicemail, I see the message online at GV or I can see it in GV on my phone. I can also hit a link to listen to the message. I don't ever have to call to see who left a message or listen to it.
     
  5. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Barbara, would you mind sharing your GV settings, so I can make sure I have mine set up correctly?

    Thanks
     
  6. Barbara

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    In Settings on the google voice webpage I checked the Forwards to Mobile check box and put in my verizon phone number.

    Under Voicemail and SMS I checked Email message to and put in my email address. Send a text SMS message to I checked Mobile.

    Those are the only settings I put in. (I think.)

    ETA: I also have checked Transcribe Voicemails on the Voicemail and SMS settings page.
     
  7. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member
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    thanks what do you have checked under the CALLS tab?

    Thanks again
     
  8. Barbara

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    Enable screening
    screen only callers with blocked caller id
    Call presentation
    On
    Caller id in
    Display caller's number
    Caller id out
    Don't change anything
    Do not Disturb
    Box is unchecked
     
  9. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member
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    I have another question again.
    1. What number do I use to call and check my voice mail, google number??
    2. If I delete them from the GV app on the phone they are deleted from the voice mail inbox correct?
    3. Verzion dosen't charge for this correct, guess I can verify that oline in my account.

    Thanks again you have been a great help
     
  10. Barbara

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    You don't need to call any number. You will get a text transcription of the voicemail in your email and you will get a notification on your phone. You can also go to www.google.com/voice and log into your voice account in order to see the transcription. If you still want to hear it (since the transcription is not 100% accurate) there is a link to click and you can listen to the voicemail without calling anything. You don't have to waste minutes listening to voicemails that are unnecessary anyway.
     
  11. squirrellydw

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    thanks, I know about the links nd how to play it, I was just wondering if there was a way to call in and listen.
     
  12. Barbara

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    I'll have to hand that over to someone else. To be honest, I've only received one voicemail since I got the phone. I have my phone with me most of the time so I just don't miss calls anymore.
     
  13. Kazakaz

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    If you call your Google Voice number, you can listen to the voicemail.
     
  14. squirrellydw

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    thanks that was to easy I feel like an idiot now. Does the GV app show you if yo uhave VM? What I mean is if you get a text or email those apps put a number on the app, I don't see this option any place. Just would be nice to kind of seperate text from VM
     
  15. fireshaper

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    You should be able to activate Google Voicemail on a certain number in your Google Voice settings under Phones. When someone calls my phone number Google Voice transcribes it for me and it goes into my Google Voicemail Inbox. I don't use the SMS or email notifications, when I see a missed call I open my GV app on my Droid and check the message there, no calls to any voicemail numbers or anything.
     
  16. Barbara

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    Yeah, I think I might need to tone it down a bit. I just tested it by calling *86 which called my voicemail. I got a notification on my computer that I had a new gmail message (notifying me of the voicemail), a notification on my phone that I had a new gmail message, a text message on my phone telling me that I had a voicemail and a notification in my notification bar that I had a voicemail. Just a bit much. :eek:
     
  17. fireshaper

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    That's the reason I turned all those off, hehe. I would be at work, knew I missed a call, and then get 3 notifications on my phone.
     
  18. squirrellydw

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    Right I just thought the GV app on the phone would show a 3 if you had three VMs. I don't use the gmail app, only the mail app on my Droid Eris
     
  19. toker11

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    ok so i just got my google voice invite...im liking it. but what about visual voicemail? have you guys just dropped it now that you have this? and how can i get all my vmails i have saved on my visual vmail to my gvoice acccount? any way to do that? i am a HUGE fan of google lately. they are awesome. im just trying to decide how i can use these new things that they are making to their fullest capabilities.
     
  20. PetiePal

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    It's to bad Verizon couldn't just give you Visual Voicemail for FREE :p
     
  21. fireshaper

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    I never used Verizon Visual Vmail and as far as I know you can't move your voicemails over to Google Voice, that would be like trying to move your voicemails from an old answering machine to a new one.
     

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