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  1. bgrutter

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    I just posted this in another thread, and then realized that it was actually located in the Samsung Moment Sub-Forum. So, I am posting it here for more universal viewing and input.

    Here's a rough explanation of my situation: I'm a leader in a large PS3 gaming community (4-500 active members) - go ahead and call me a dork. With all the things I do there, I occasionally have to give my number to members. I try to stick to msn/skype/google chat. However, that does not always work out. I have many seperate Gmail accounts for dispersing to different people; specifically, I have one designated as my gaming account. So, I would like to associate my gaming gmail with a specific GV Number.

    Knowing all that, if I were able to obtain an additional GV invite for that account (I do not currently have one and I probably sound selfish), would it be possible to have 2 different accounts going to the same phone?

    Though I don't currently use a GV number (only my primary number), I don't what to use my primary Gmail accout's GV number for this gaming line incase I do eventually begin to use the GV number.

    I know I know, it's all very confusing. Let me know if I need to explain more thoroughly.
     

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    Buy yourself a GV invite for less than $2 on eBay and forward that number to your phone. There's no limit to the number of GV numbers that can be forwarded to one phone. Make sense?
     
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    What about returning the calls? Is it possible to ensure that I only return the calls, or initiate them for that matter, with a specific GV number? Again, being able to select from my VZW#, my personal GV#, or my gaming GV#?
     
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    Yep... I thought you could only associate a number with one GV number at any given time.
     
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    Honestly, even more than for my gaming account, it'd be nice to have a separate GV# just for my patients to use. That way, I can know what to expect when I get a call (by the number I'm being called on) and I could just divert the number directly to email, or another office when on vacation.
     
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    You could always enable call screening and "listen in on voicemail" to accomplish that.
     
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    GV will only allow 1 GV number to forward to a number you configure as a mobile number.

    For numbers configured as work/home, 2 GV numbers can be forwarded to them.
     
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    Unfortunately Google Voice only registers a cell number under one Google Voice number. If you try to register a second it will tell you that the wireless number is already registered with Google Voice and move it from #1 to #2.
     
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    From the phone you want to forward your GV number to, call your GV number and let it go to voicemail. Press * and enter your PIN when prompted. Press 4 to change your settings. Press 4 again to change your temporary settings. Press 2 to add the number your calling from to the list of numbers that your GV number will forward to.

    I don't think there is a limit to the number of GV numbers that can be forwarded to a common number in this way. Also, I don't know how long these temporary settings remain in effect.
     

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