- Google Voice can ring all your phones at once
- How Google Voice works
- How to get Google Voice
- Multiple Phones Ringing
- Cost of Google Voice
Google Voice can ring all your phones at once
Google Voice is a service that mainly focuses on combining communication channels so that multiple phones can call via one free phone number. It works the same way as most other phone numbers: enter your Google number so people can contact you. When you receive an incoming call, you have several options for handling this communication.
At its core, Google Voice isn’t a VoIP service like Skype, but it uses VoIP over the Internet technology to route some of its calls, for cheap international calls, for free local calls, and to provide a host of features that it is known.
Google Voice gives you a phone number known as a Google Voice number. It allows you to forward incoming calls to any phone of your choice, be it your home phone, smartphone or other phone.
Another way to use Google Voice is to port your primary phone number to this service. This means that you can use your existing number as a Google number, but this is subject to certain conditions.
How Google Voice works
Google Voice handles calls by communicating with the PSTN (traditional landline telephone system) and the cellular network to forward calls. It works like this. Any call initiated through Google Voice must necessarily go through the PSTN, the traditional telephone system. However, the PSTN doesn’t do all the work. The call is then forwarded to the Google space on the web, where the numbers are concatenated.
For example, let’s say the call is forwarded to another Google Voice number. This number will be listed in the Google numbers and from there the call will be forwarded to the final destination.
Remember that the main purpose of Google Voice is to connect communication channels, not to cut costs. As a result, you can easily switch providers without having to change your phone number as one number can call any phone through any provider. If you change your physical phone number, all you need to do is change the number your calls are routed to. This is entirely up to you and easy to do.
How to get Google Voice
The easiest way to set up Google Voice is to use a computer, but it also works through the Android and iOS app.
Open the Google Voice website and click Download Google Voice † Sign in to your Google account when prompted.
Choose from iOS, Android or Web. For this article we use internet †
On the Google Voice number selection page, enter an area or city code to get a phone number from that region.
View the songs presented and select one to use as your Google Voice number by tap/tap CHOOSE †
If you want to see more than what is shown by default, click the button LOAD MORE under the numbers.
Check your existing phone number with one button VERIFY on the next page.
Enter the phone number to which you want Google Voice to forward incoming calls, then tap/tap SEND CODE †
Check your phone for a text message from Google, then enter this code on the Google Voice website in the text box that says G- †
Click or tap VERIFY to confirm that the code has been entered correctly.
Select CLAIM to confirm that you want to forward Google Voice calls to this phone number.
If Google Voice is already forwarding calls to this phone, setting up a new Google Voice number for this phone will prevent the phone from being used with the previous Google Voice number (i.e. calls that were forwarded to your phone from another Google Voice number account voice). stop ringing this phone). This is only an issue if you have been using the same phone with a different Google Voice number from a different Google account.
Use button FINISH to finish setting up Google Voice and press again. FINISH on the last screen to access your Google Voice account.
Multiple Phones Ringing
Your Google Voice account offers an interesting number of configuration options and preferences, including a feature that allows you to set which phones you want to ring when someone calls your Google number. You can enter up to six different numbers, so six different phones or devices will ring when you call. For example, you can make your mobile, home and office phone calls.
To set up multiple phones with Google Voice, do the following:
Access your Google Voice settings using the three-dot menu button on the left side of the Google Voice website.
Selecting the tab Phone numbers find the settings section Related songs †
Click or tap New linked number under an existing phone number.
Enter the phone number where you want to receive Google Voice calls and select SEND CODE or PHONE CALL if you have selected the call option.
If you have selected the call option, you need to press or tap PHONE CALL to actually start the phone call.
In the field on the Google Voice website, enter the code you received via text message or heard on the phone.
Return to the Google Voice settings page from step 1 and open the to call to action †
Make sure there is a check in the box next to the phone numbers you want your Google Voice calls forwarded to. If not, check the box next to each song you want to play when you get a call from your Google Voice number.
Cost of Google Voice
Google Voice is not a complete alternative to the services of mobile operators, unlike Skype and the like. While you still have to pay your phone or wireless carrier to use Google Voice (because it needs to connect to your phone to use it), it’s still 100% free, meaning you don’t have to pay anything Additionally to use Google Voice.
With Google Voice you can save money:
You can make free local and international calls (from outside the US) to any number in the United States and Canada.
You can make cheap calls (for VoIP rates) to any international destination. Such calls will be many times more expensive due to traditional telephony.
Google Voice offers free SMS so you can text using your Google number without paying.
Google Voice offers other features for free that would otherwise be paid for, especially as such. Google Voice itself is free.
Unfortunately, Google Voice is only available in the United States. Since there is no way to use it elsewhere, if you need something like Google Voice from outside the US, you should consider an alternative service