1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Support Google voice contact message question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by golfinglenn, May 11, 2010.

  1. golfinglenn

    golfinglenn Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    43

    Apr 30, 2010
    233
    41
    43
    I have my GV set up and tried to record some personal greetings for different contacts (so for dad I had:Hi pop, can't take your call so leave a message), but when I call from his phone (either my cell number or GV number he gets the standard message.

    Any ideas?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Musky

    Musky Well-Known Member
    173

    Mar 13, 2010
    1,846
    376
    173
    Male
    Computer Tech
    San Diego
    To record a custom voicemail greeting for a specific contact:

    Click Contacts on the left side of the page.

    Search for the contact you wish to customize and select the box next to the contact in question.

    Click the Edit Google Voice Settings link.

    Click the Record New link under the 'When this contact goes to voicemail' section.

    Enter the name for the greeting you're going to record.

    A Record Greeting box appears. Select the phone you want to call to record the greeting, from the Phone to ring drop-down menu.

    Click Connect to ring your selected phone.

    Pick up the call and record your voicemail greeting when prompted to do so.

    Once you've recorded your voicemail greeting, make sure the voicemail greeting you want to play is selected in the drop-down under 'When this contact goes to voicemail' section for the specific contact.

    Click Save.
     
  3. golfinglenn

    golfinglenn Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    43

    Apr 30, 2010
    233
    41
    43
    Thanks. I was doing everything except hitting the save button lol. Now it works. Very cool.
     
  4. Musky

    Musky Well-Known Member
    173

    Mar 13, 2010
    1,846
    376
    173
    Male
    Computer Tech
    San Diego
    That's why I posted all the steps. I was sure you'd done most of them, but I find that if you take it one step at a time, you'll come across something that you missed.

    Glad it worked out for you!
     
  5. J-Dub

    J-Dub Active Member
    16

    May 22, 2010
    32
    1
    16
    Michigan
    Doesn't work for me. Every time I do this for either an individual or a group, those selected end up getting the "system standard". The only way I can void system standard or the worse "______ is not available" is to make one custom for ALL and leave the personalized greetings alone.

    I followed all your steps, but still no luck.
     
  6. 5150Marley

    5150Marley Well-Known Member
    36

    Jun 3, 2010
    140
    9
    36
    Graphic Designer
    Los Angeles area
    How do you get a Google Voice account??? Says I need an invite..... :mad:
     
  7. J-Dub

    J-Dub Active Member
    16

    May 22, 2010
    32
    1
    16
    Michigan
    It's true. It's still in "beta" so you need an invite. Not easy to get either, unless you want to go to ebay and buy one from someone. I waited, it wasn't easy...and I don't have any to give. However, there are threads hear where begging has gone rampant, just don't turn this thread into that :-D Do a search for "Google Voice Invite".
     
    5150Marley likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...