Google Voice, new number?General


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  1. xAusTiN

    xAusTiN Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What does it mean getting a new google number?
     

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  2. dbzeris

    dbzeris Active Member

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    Not sure exactly what you are referencing, but in general you can choose to have a Google Voice account with either your existing number (mobile, not sure about landline) or you can get a Google Number - hence the new number.

    Alternatively, after you have a Google Voice account and Google Number you can change your Google Number to a new Google Number, but there is a fee involved.

    Again, you were not very specific in your question.
     
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    I think he is asking what the benefits are of having a new number, which I am curious as well. I found something through searching but it wasn't specific and didn't really tell the benefits.
     
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    xAusTiN Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well how do I allow myself to use Google Voice as my SMS and not my phone? Sending and receiving messages is free with Google Voice right?
     
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    Yes it is. But you have to have a Google Voice number to use it. And you have to tell your contacts to send it to your Google Voice number, otherwise, they will just go straight to your phone.
     
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    I actually just signed up a few minutes ago for a new number. The way i understand it, is that if someone dials my google number, the call will be forward to the line(s) i specify it to. In this case i have it forwarding to my cell phone.....the whole reason i did this is so i can get the free sms and eventually lower my texting bill with Verizon.
     

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