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Able to tell which number is being called to Google Voice?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by JaSauders, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. JaSauders

    JaSauders Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I may be using my GV number for some side work. Thing is, I'd like to be able to see on my phone when it's ringing that the user had called my GV number so I'm able to answer it in a particular fashion.

    Is there a way to set it up with a "Google Voice" notation or icon on the screen when the phone is ringing so I know Bob is calling my GV number so I can answer it more appropriately for that scenario?
     

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  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    You have 2 choices when using GV, neither is exactly what you want.
    1) set GV up to show as your GV number for incoming calls.
    2) set GV up to show the actual number of the incoming call.
    If you set it up to show your GV number then you at least know it is a call for your 'side work', but you don't know it's Bob. If you set it up to show regular caller ID then you know it's Bob but don't know he's using your GV number.
    This is one of only a few things that bugs me about GV. I have mine set up to show GV so I get free incoming calls but that means I am never sure who is calling 'til I answer (old school land-line phone usage style!). I deal with it 'cause free is free. My sister has hers set up the same way, she uses her GV for work and her kid's Dr's etc...that way she knows she has to answer but doesn't know which it is. One nice thing though is that you can have a separate ringtone for your GV.
    Unless I am way behind the GV times, there is no way to do both...can't have it show you GV number and the person's name/real caller ID. It's one or the other.
     
  3. JaSauders

    JaSauders Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Option number one might do the trick. But how would I set both of them up to see which I like using?
     
  4. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Go to settings in GV online (not the phone app), click the 'calls' tab. Check either option, display caller's number or display GV number. Save and done. It's easy enough to change.
     
  5. JaSauders

    JaSauders Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I was almost hoping there was a way within Google Voice itself on the phone to have a secondary contact list. I mean, it would be super handy to have contacts in a GV phonebook and then personal contacts in my regular number's phonebook. Then if I dial out from the GV phonebook, it uses GV by default, etc.

    Oh well... I'll just try this and see how it works out.
     
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