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What Is Google Voice?

Updated on November 17, 2013

Google Voice

Google Voice
Google Voice | Source

From Wikipedia

Google Voice is a telecommunications service by Google launched on March 11, 2009. Google Voice had some 1.4 million users in October 2009, 570,000 of whom used the service 7 days a week. Wikipedia

I Love What Google Has Done.

I have not always been a fan of Google. When I was using windows 98 Yahoo was my go to search engine. Nowadays Google is king. They have an awesome feature named Google Voice. I use voice just to have another phone number. When someone calls my Google voice number it is forwarded to my cell phone. Its a great way to add a line without spending a dime. Google voice has a bunch of features, My favourite is voicemail to text. Google voicemail can text you, email, and you are able to even check it online. It's free for any Google user.

Widgets You can post a widget right on your website! A visitor can also call you right off your webpage. its a great add-on to any webpage.

Forwarding You may forward all incoming calls and text to any cell phone (Text may not work on a landline) or right to your Gmail page if your online. You control every option on Google voice which is just great! add more phones any time you would like

Take advantage of all of the features of Google Voice without changing your phone number with Number Porting.

You can send a single SMS message to up to 5 people. Just click SMS at the top of your inbox and start typing names or numbers. And there they go!

The voicemail system on Gvoice is just like any other voicemail. You may record a greeting, your name, and have a pin. You can set notifications to be sent to your Email. What makes Gvoice even better is it has a Voicemail transcript setting so now you can check you voice mail without having to listen to it, you can just read it as a text. You can use Google Voice with your existing mobile phone number.

Call Settings

Gvoice lets you screen calls, ask unknown callers to state their name and let you take the call only if you want to! Its a real plus in my book! Have you ever wanted to not be disturbed? Well Gvoice has a Do Not Disturb setting now you can enjoy some quiet time. Check that and everyone will be sent to voicemail. There is a setting that anytime you press (4) Gvoice will start to record and save it online. no you can have proof...

Try Google Voice

It Is Free. (Might Not Be Free At The End Of 2013)

Can Be Used With Any Phone.

It Saves time. Tons.

Everyone Could Use Another Phone Number. Right?

You no longer need an invitation to sign up for Google Voice. Anyone can now sign up at So what are you waiting for? Check it out today!


Google Voice For Android & Blackberry

Place calls and send text (SMS or MMS) from your Google number!

GVoice is available for free on your Android Google-Voice-for-Android

Gvoice for Iphone


Google Voice for iPhone

Make calls from your Google Voice number, get cheap rates for international calling, send free texts to U.S. numbers, and get push notifications when you receive new voicemails and texts. All on your iPhone. Download and check it out today?

Call phones from Gmail

You may call any phone in the US & Canada For FREE! Make and receive calls strait from your Gmail Account Online. No worrying about Using up all your minutes and poor cell phone reception! Travelling outside the US? No Problem. Google Voice can eliminate roaming charges for calls back home. All you need is a Hotspot. Why Not Start today? Also play your Voicemail right from your Gmail! Google Has Got It Going On!

Google Voice Phone HotKeys

Voicemail System

  • 1 = Listen To New Voicemail
  • 2 = Place Call
  • 4 Change Settings

Call Screening Hotkeys

  • 1 = Accept Call
  • 2 Send To Voicemail and Listen to them leave their message (Nice Feature)
  • 2 then * = Join The Call
  • 1 then 4 = Accept & Record Call

Google Voice Keyboard Shortcuts (HotKeys)

C = Open Quick Call

M = Open Quick SMS

Esc = Close Call/SMS

/ = Search

N = Next Page

P = Previous Page

Shift + I = Mark As Read

Shift + U = Mark As Unread

# = Move To Trash

! = SPAM

How To Make A Call With Google Voice
How To Make A Call With Google Voice | Source

Need Help Using Google Voice?

Here Is Google Voice For Dummies Ebook

Google voice for dummies

How to make a Call On Google Voice

First Head on Over To

Sign on if not already (Sign Up)

Click Call

Put in the Number you would like to reach

Select the phone you would like to call with

Or Have it connect to your Gmail Account if you have no phone

There you go! You called someone on Google Voice

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    • Joseph Renne profile image

      Joseph Renne 5 years ago from Milton

      Its A Great "Free" Deal. Thank you for the comment. I have been using Gvoice ever since I heard about it.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Sounds like a good deal -- I didn't know this existed. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Joseph Renne 5 years ago from Milton

      @ Bake Like A Pro Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing/voting. I really hope you enjoy Google Voice as I do.

      @ JayeWisdom Thanks for sharing and voting up. I did not know that so many people did not know about this Google Feature. I Think everyone should know about Gvoice! It awesome and a daily thing for me. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you really Dig Gvoice!

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      Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Thanks for an informative hub. I use many features of Google, including the browser, but was not even aware of Google Voice until I read your article. Voted Up++ and sharing.


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      Bake Like a Pro 5 years ago

      Great hub thank you. I was not aware of this feature before. Voted up and sharing this info.

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      Joseph Renne 5 years ago from Milton

      Thanks for the commenting, Sharing and Voting up. I hope you fall in love with Google Voice like I have.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I have never used Google Voice. You wrote a hub on something I knew nothing about so now I have to check it out. Thanks for sharing this information. Voted up and shared.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I will have to check it out. Thank's for the info.