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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidJnkie, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok, I'm not sure if this is possible, but. . . .

    I have two google voice accounts. On the first one, I did not choose a Google number, I ported my Verizon number instead.

    On the second one, I chose a Google number to get maximum benefits from it. . .

    So, the question is, if I give my Google number to some people (business associates), and give my Verizon number to others (family, friends, etc.), can I still receive calls and texts to both numbers on the same phone??

    If I call other people, which number will show up on their caller id display??

    Please, I need help!! :eek:
     


  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    Sorry, but I don't follow what you are saying. You ported your number? Google Voice doesn't support number porting Porting your number : Choosing your Number - Google Voice Help

    As for having a Google Voice number forward to your cell phone AND using the carrier assigned wireless number, they both will work to ring the same phone. When you place a call to a friend the outgoing number will be set based on the Google Voice application. If you have to set to always use the Google Voice number, to prompt you every time, or to never use it...
     
  3. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sorry I wasn't very clear, it is a bit confusing.

    When I activated my google voice account, I didn't accept a google-assigned number, I kept my verizon number.

    When I activated my second google invite, I went ahead and accepted a google-assigned number.

    So, if I make a phone call, it will show up as my google-assigned number? I didn't really understand the last part of your post. . .is there a setting I can use to always use my VERIZON number when making a call?

    Or is there a login/logout feature on my phone that can make me choose which number I use when calling other people??
     
  4. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    So you have one Google Voice account that is just the voicemail using your Verizon number. You have a second Google Voice account that is the full-featured Google Voice service. You should be able to install the Google Voice app from the Market on your android device and log in to the second account (Google number one). When people call either number they should be able to ring your phone. When you are logged in to the Google Voice app there is a setting in it to decide when to place outgoing calls using the Google number.
     
  5. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    Here are two screenshots of the Settings menus in the Google Voice app
     

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  6. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    beautiful, thanks! :D
     
  7. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ah, i see. this is very helpful! thanks!
     
  8. GreedyBird

    GreedyBird Member

    Why not just use the one google voice account with the number?

    Like has been said you can simply always use your verizon number for outgoing calls.

    Also I originally had my google voice account simply do the number forwarding too, but I noticed a month or so ago it gave me the option to get a number and switch to the other account. Don't think that help you unless you prefer one gmail account over the other.
     

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