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

General Google Voice question again plz help!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lilbballer27, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok so i looked all over the google voice page on google and I have one question. If I add google voice to my phone will it replace my phone number verizon gave me? or how will I have the option to use my verizon number or my google voice number when calling people?

    I just got my invite to google voice today and I called google and the automated message said that they have no live support for google yet so i couldnt talk to anyone about it.

    Someone please help me out!



  2. Jmtegra

    Jmtegra Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    Using the google voice app you can set it to always call people using you google voice number, to prompt you, never to use it or only use it for international calls.
  3. wyzird

    wyzird Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Auto Repair Office Manager, Retail Shop Owner, Wed
    It doesnt replace your phone number, it gives you another number. Great for times when you dont want to give out your cell phone number.
  4. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok so it wont replace my number which is good but like what if I want to call someone and I really dont want them having my number. how do I make my google number active to just call? Cuz i wouldnt just hit the dialer and start dialing would I?
  5. doogald

    doogald Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    First, you can choose your Verizon number, if you wish.

    Google has plenty of info online about GV.

    Getting Started Guide - Google Voice Help - getting started, tells you what each option has

    Using a Google number vs. a non-Google number : Basics - Google Voice Help - this should be helpful.

    About Google Voice : Basics - Google Voice Help - good start for GV with a Google number

    Using a non-Google Number - Google Voice Help - complete info about using a non-Google number

    I'd suggest using a Google number, but all of that info above should help you decide for yourself.

    Now, it does not. You can add any of your phone numbers to link to your Google Voice number. I have both a landline phone at home, and my VZW phone linked to my (different) GV number. By default, if somebody calls your GV number it rings all of the phones that are tied to the account, and the first to answer gets the call (you can do any number of customizations, which I will get to later.) When you place a call with Google Voice from the web site, it will ring the call, then (by default) ring all of the numbers linked to GV and, again, the first one that answers gets the call. Obviously, if you link only your VZW number to GV, it uses just that number.

    I believe that if you place a call with the GV Android app, it just links to your VZW number by default.

    As for customizations, you can do things like always direct calls from a specific contact group to a specific phone number when your GV number is called, I believe that you can schedule all calls to go to a specific number by time of day. You can direct a specific group to go straight to voice mail. There are a number of things that you can do.

    Yes, you can set it up to always use your GV number, always use your VZW number, let you choose for each call that you make, or use GV only for international calls.

    I'd strongly suggest getting a Google number. It gives you a lot of flexibility - if you are married, you can have both of your phone tied to the one GV number, if you wish, and by contact group as well, so you can have your Mom's calls always go to your phone, etc.
    lilbballer27 likes this.
  6. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for all the help! Setting up my gv number now.

Share This Page