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Title: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 10, 2019, 06:40:03 PM
  A common Question that's always asked about GoogleVoice.
   How? What? Where?
(Need to make a video when I have some time and patience explaining all the steps.)
 But just read the post and I'm sure you'll be able understand. And of course if you can any Questions post away and I'm sure someone will answer or I will try to answer myself.
 ‎
  I'm traveling to Israel and I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, just like I would be able to do in america.( For all practical purposes I'm going to use Israel as my destination vs any other foreign country which would be the same steps.) ‎
    And that's all possible with Google Voice which is actually free!
  The only thing you would pay for is a sim card in the country your going to visit, and I will explain why you should get a sim card from the country your visiting VS using your american carrier which has data in many other countries.
 It's pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it and go through the steps once.

 Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 And especially for a google voice account when making calls if you don't have good service the calls will be quite choppy, I've tried it myself on T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon. All of those services are great but not when traveling abroad to ‎Israel and relying on it to use for Google Voice.
     
 I reccommend you set up your Google Voice account before you leave your home country.
 The steps are as follows,

1- You need to make sure you have these three apps downloaded, yes three of them, which im not sure why, but if you want it to work properly and be able to make phone calls you should download all three.‎
(One) app called "Google Voice"
(Second) app called "Hangouts"
(Third) app called "Hangouts Dialer".‎

2- Now after downloading all three apps go into the google voice app and create a google voice number which you like, now in order for you to have downloaded the google apps it has to be you already have a Gmail account connected to the google play store which would mean in the google voice setting there would be at least one Gmail acount there to connect a GV number to.
 And the reason why I'm mentioning this I will explain a bit later, as another option to make calls will require a 2nd Gmail account "without" a GV number.(Continue reading..)

3- "Settings in the phone". You will find this all in the "hangout app" on your device.‎
 This is a very important step, if there's one small setting not correct then the whole google voice will not work properly or not ring at all.
  a) There's an option "Notifications" make sure everything is allowed in the settings of the phone and app settings.‎
 
b) Next option will show your Google Voice number, make sure you have enabled the incoming calls option, (when I say enabled it should be marked in the green showing its on.)
 Make sure messages is enabled as well.
 And then a bunch of other options like GV sms and and voicemail, you can set them however you like and custamize the notification sounds.

 c)Now on the "Google Voice" App there will be an option which says devices and numbers, that's where your number will ring when someone calls, whether it being a desktop or your phone or phones.
   As well make sure the settings "making and receiving calls" is set to prefer wifi and mobile data Vs use carrier Only.
   Then there's an option call forwarding, that will enable you to select which devices should ring and which not.‎
    And you can set the option whether to hear callers name before or not, myslef I don't like people knowing it's GV so I diabled that, and email alerts and all the other little stuff you can play around and set to your hearts desire. ‎


4- So You have your american number which we will label for all practical purposes 917-987-6543, Now you would go into the call settings or depending on the phone carrier will depend what options you have to set up call forwarding.
 Now with "Tmobile" you can simply go into the phone icon and then go into the settings and set up call forwarding to the GV number you set up. Meaning if your google voice number would be 347-852-3698 then that number you would enter into the call forwarding options of your phone.
 Each carrier being different your best option would be to google how to set up call forwarding for sprint, verizon, At&t.. or simply make a phone call to the carrier and have them manually set it up.
   Now I'm telling you to do this while your still in the US and not once you leave. To elabverate I've been able to change the call forwarding on my T-mobile phone no problem on my own, but for a sprint plan it required me to call the carrier to have them manually set it up to forward to my GV number as I was not able to set it up as I was in a different country.
   So to make life more simple just set this up before hand and all your calls will come into the google voice app which will ring just like your regular phone would. While your in the airport you can set this up, or randomly try to set call forwarding to the gv number to see if it works and you'll be familiar with this the next time you need to set this up.

5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 6- Some people like forwarding the Gv number to their own cell phone and the texts coming into the gv number to their own, that's really easy to set up but not really helpful in this situation. ‎ 
  ‎
 And of course if you actually learnt something and got your Google Voice rolling because of this post feel free to hit the like button.
   
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: Boruch Parnes on December 10, 2019, 06:46:12 PM
  A common Question that's always asked about GoogleVoice.
   How? What? Where?
(Need to make a video when I have some time and patience explaining all the steps.)
 But just read the post and I'm sure you'll be able understand. And of course if you can any Questions post away and I'm sure someone will answer or I will try to answer myself.
 ‎
  I'm traveling to Israel and I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, just like I would be able to do in america.( For all practical purposes I'm going to use Israel as my destination vs any other foreign country which would be the same steps.) ‎
    And that's all possible with Google Voice which is actually free!
  The only thing you would pay for is a sim card in the country your going to visit, and I will explain why you should get a sim card from the country your visiting VS using your american carrier which has data in many other countries.
 It's pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it and go through the steps once.

 Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 And especially for a google voice account when making calls if you don't have good service the calls will be quite choppy, I've tried it myself on T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon. All of those services are great but not when traveling abroad to ‎Israel and relying on it to use for Google Voice.
     
 I reccommend you set up your Google Voice account before you leave your home country.
 The steps are as follows,

1- You need to make sure you have these three apps downloaded, yes three of them, which im not sure why, but if you want it to work properly and be able to make phone calls you should download all three.‎
(One) app called "Google Voice"
(Second) app called "Hangouts"
(Third) app called "Hangouts Dialer".‎

2- Now after downloading all three apps go into the google voice app and create a google voice number which you like, now in order for you to have downloaded the google apps it has to be you already have a Gmail account connected to the google play store which would mean in the google voice setting there would be at least one Gmail acount there to connect a GV number to.
 And the reason why I'm mentioning this I will explain a bit later, as another option to make calls will require a 2nd Gmail account "without" a GV number.(Continue reading..)

3- "Settings in the phone". You will find this all in the "hangout app" on your device.‎
 This is a very important step, if there's one small setting not correct then the whole google voice will not work properly or not ring at all.
  a) There's an option "Notifications" make sure everything is allowed in the settings of the phone and app settings.‎
 
b) Next option will show your Google Voice number, make sure you have enabled the incoming calls option, (when I say enabled it should be marked in the green showing its on.)
 Make sure messages is enabled as well.
 And then a bunch of other options like GV sms and and voicemail, you can set them however you like and custamize the notification sounds.

 c)Now on the "Google Voice" App there will be an option which says devices and numbers, that's where your number will ring when someone calls, whether it being a desktop or your phone or phones.
   As well make sure the settings "making and receiving calls" is set to prefer wifi and mobile data Vs use carrier Only.
   Then there's an option call forwarding, that will enable you to select which devices should ring and which not.‎
    And you can set the option whether to hear callers name before or not, myslef I don't like people knowing it's GV so I diabled that, and email alerts and all the other little stuff you can play around and set to your hearts desire. ‎


4- So You have your american number which we will label for all practical purposes 917-987-6543, Now you would go into the call settings or depending on the phone carrier will depend what options you have to set up call forwarding.
 Now with "Tmobile" you can simply go into the phone icon and then go into the settings and set up call forwarding to the GV number you set up. Meaning if your google voice number would be 347-852-3698 then that number you would enter into the call forwarding options of your phone.
 Each carrier being different your best option would be to google how to set up call forwarding for sprint, verizon, At&t.. or simply make a phone call to the carrier and have them manually set it up.
   Now I'm telling you to do this while your still in the US and not once you leave. To elabverate I've been able to change the call forwarding on my T-mobile phone no problem on my own, but for a sprint plan it required me to call the carrier to have them manually set it up to forward to my GV number as I was not able to set it up as I was in a different country.
   So to make life more simple just set this up before hand and all your calls will come into the google voice app which will ring just like your regular phone would. While your in the airport you can set this up, or randomly try to set call forwarding to the gv number to see if it works and you'll be familiar with this the next time you need to set this up.

5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 6- Some people like forwarding the Gv number to their own cell phone and the texts coming into the gv number to their own, that's really easy to set up but not really helpful in this situation. ‎ 
  ‎
too long to read whole thing!
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 10, 2019, 06:51:19 PM
too long to read whole thing!
Well worth the read if your traveling and want your American number and allow people to reach you abroad.
   Only thing I don't know, is how to set up your messages
to be forwarded from your regular American carrier to the GV number.

Have to summarize it when I get some time.
 But then again the more detailed the post the easier to understand and the less questions.
   
  I remember learning in Israel and always heard about Google Voice and loved the idea that you can set up call forwarding and get an American number, but never understood how it worked, everyone said it works... They and i never had a clear explanation.
 So one night I stayed up all night trying and playing around with all the settings and got the whole GV thing cold! Not complicated at all, just requires some patience.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: KSMH on December 10, 2019, 07:54:38 PM
Well worth the read if your traveling and want your American number and allow people to reach you abroad.
   Only thing I don't know, is how to set up your messages
to be forwarded from your regular American carrier to the GV number.

Have to summarize it when I get some time.
 But then again the more detailed the post the easier to understand and the less questions.
   
  I remember learning in Israel and always heard about Google Voice and loved the idea that you can set up call forwarding and get an American number, but never understood how it worked, everyone said it works... They and i never had a clear explanation.
 So one night I stayed up all night trying and playing around with all the settings and got the whole GV thing cold! Not complicated at all, just requires some patience.

Long read, u need data?
if yes why not just make a wifi call.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 10, 2019, 07:59:24 PM
Long read, u need data?
if yes why not just make a wifi call.
How you making a wifi call? That only works with T-Mobile, and you would need wifi to use your American number.
 Here a phone plan with data would allow you to make and receive phone calls wherever you are.
  Yes there are hundreds of apps out there for free calling, but with Google Hangouts you can set up outbound caller ID, call forwarding and so many other options which these free apps don't have and you don't have to be busy with ads and all different stuff, and it's a regular normal number GV.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 11, 2019, 08:15:53 AM
  A common Question that's always asked about GoogleVoice.
   How? What? Where?
(Need to make a video when I have some time and patience explaining all the steps.)
 But just read the post and I'm sure you'll be able understand. And of course if you can any Questions post away and I'm sure someone will answer or I will try to answer myself.
 ‎
  I'm traveling to Israel and I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, just like I would be able to do in america.( For all practical purposes I'm going to use Israel as my destination vs any other foreign country which would be the same steps.) ‎
    And that's all possible with Google Voice which is actually free!
  The only thing you would pay for is a sim card in the country your going to visit, and I will explain why you should get a sim card from the country your visiting VS using your american carrier which has data in many other countries.
 It's pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it and go through the steps once.

 Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 And especially for a google voice account when making calls if you don't have good service the calls will be quite choppy, I've tried it myself on T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon. All of those services are great but not when traveling abroad to ‎Israel and relying on it to use for Google Voice.
     
 I reccommend you set up your Google Voice account before you leave your home country.
 The steps are as follows,

1- You need to make sure you have these three apps downloaded, yes three of them, which im not sure why, but if you want it to work properly and be able to make phone calls you should download all three.‎
(One) app called "Google Voice"
(Second) app called "Hangouts"
(Third) app called "Hangouts Dialer".‎

2- Now after downloading all three apps go into the google voice app and create a google voice number which you like, now in order for you to have downloaded the google apps it has to be you already have a Gmail account connected to the google play store which would mean in the google voice setting there would be at least one Gmail acount there to connect a GV number to.
 And the reason why I'm mentioning this I will explain a bit later, as another option to make calls will require a 2nd Gmail account "without" a GV number.(Continue reading..)

3- "Settings in the phone". You will find this all in the "hangout app" on your device.‎
 This is a very important step, if there's one small setting not correct then the whole google voice will not work properly or not ring at all.
  a) There's an option "Notifications" make sure everything is allowed in the settings of the phone and app settings.‎
 
b) Next option will show your Google Voice number, make sure you have enabled the incoming calls option, (when I say enabled it should be marked in the green showing its on.)
 Make sure messages is enabled as well.
 And then a bunch of other options like GV sms and and voicemail, you can set them however you like and custamize the notification sounds.

 c)Now on the "Google Voice" App there will be an option which says devices and numbers, that's where your number will ring when someone calls, whether it being a desktop or your phone or phones.
   As well make sure the settings "making and receiving calls" is set to prefer wifi and mobile data Vs use carrier Only.
   Then there's an option call forwarding, that will enable you to select which devices should ring and which not.‎
    And you can set the option whether to hear callers name before or not, myslef I don't like people knowing it's GV so I diabled that, and email alerts and all the other little stuff you can play around and set to your hearts desire. ‎


4- So You have your american number which we will label for all practical purposes 917-987-6543, Now you would go into the call settings or depending on the phone carrier will depend what options you have to set up call forwarding.
 Now with "Tmobile" you can simply go into the phone icon and then go into the settings and set up call forwarding to the GV number you set up. Meaning if your google voice number would be 347-852-3698 then that number you would enter into the call forwarding options of your phone.
 Each carrier being different your best option would be to google how to set up call forwarding for sprint, verizon, At&t.. or simply make a phone call to the carrier and have them manually set it up.
   Now I'm telling you to do this while your still in the US and not once you leave. To elabverate I've been able to change the call forwarding on my T-mobile phone no problem on my own, but for a sprint plan it required me to call the carrier to have them manually set it up to forward to my GV number as I was not able to set it up as I was in a different country.
   So to make life more simple just set this up before hand and all your calls will come into the google voice app which will ring just like your regular phone would. While your in the airport you can set this up, or randomly try to set call forwarding to the gv number to see if it works and you'll be familiar with this the next time you need to set this up.

5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 6- Some people like forwarding the Gv number to their own cell phone and the texts coming into the gv number to their own, that's really easy to set up but not really helpful in this situation. ‎ 
  ‎
 And of course if you actually learnt something and got your Google Voice rolling because of this post feel free to hit the like button.
   
Every Yeshiva bachur knows this
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 11, 2019, 08:20:35 AM
If ur leaving country for a while the next step would be porting your american number to Google Voice so you can now receive messages @myi will explain how to do it
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 11, 2019, 12:22:49 PM
If ur leaving country for a while the next step would be porting your american number to Google Voice so you can now receive messages @myi will explain how to do it
   Nothing to explain once you port your number, its self explanatory. Messages will come straight in to your phone.
Every Yeshiva bachur knows this
Hate to pop your bubble but I'm sorry to tell you most people or leta say lots have no clue how to use GV with all it's features.
  Yes the basics just to make phone calls most do know how,  and then making sure all the settings are correct and knowing that when dialing out it won't work to make an outgoing call unless you dial +.
As well as outbound caller ID to get to work, and set up call forwarding from before hand and make sure your Google voice number actually rings, and not just to be able to make a phone call, that you should be able to receive as well.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: KSMH on December 11, 2019, 12:35:08 PM
How you making a wifi call? That only works with T-Mobile, and you would need wifi to use your American number.
 Here a phone plan with data would allow you to make and receive phone calls wherever you are.
  Yes there are hundreds of apps out there for free calling, but with Google Hangouts you can set up outbound caller ID, call forwarding and so many other options which these free apps don't have and you don't have to be busy with ads and all different stuff, and it's a regular normal number GV.

Hot spot with local sim card? Verizon allows wifi call.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 11, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
Hot spot with local sim card? Verizon allows wifi call.
Okay that works or you could just use a phone with a SIM card without the need to carry a hotspot around.
  As they say whatever floats your boat.
And that means you'll be connected to the hotspot rather Wi-Fi the entire time.
 Will definitely drain your battery faster, you will need to carry around The hot spot wherever you go, and need to charge a hotspot.
  While you can do everything with Google Voice you can accomplish everything except for the messages being forwarded which I'm not sure how to do yet, will have to read up on that.
 Or for the time being just bring us basic flip dummy smartphone and stick your American SIM card in there, that way you could peek through your messages if it's really important or keep it with you if you really need to see the messages.
   I'm sure with T-Mobile for example the digits app or some other way you can forward all your text messages.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 15, 2019, 08:11:02 AM
Btw my friend did all this, everything worked perfectly, but half the phone calls don't ring and come up as missed call
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: slyboy07 on December 15, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
Btw my friend did all this, everything worked perfectly, but half the phone calls don't ring and come up as missed call
Bad service may be the culprit.
Or try uninstalling google voice and reinstalling. Ime in Israel hangouts is what works. Trying to receive the call through the Google voice app didnt work well.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 17, 2019, 12:33:30 AM
Btw my friend did all this, everything worked perfectly, but half the phone calls don't ring and come up as missed call
That's exactly what I was saying if the settings are not done and set correctly you will not receive phone calls, and half of them will be missed calls, but if all the settings are correct then yes every phone call should ring like I had by me every phone call rang.

 
    And to fix the solution with the text messages you can just download the digits app for T-Mobile for example which would allow you to receive texts!
  so no need for a second phone with T-Mobile, while other carriers you might need.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 25, 2019, 11:03:16 AM
Why turn on both gv and hangout notifications? It seems like every time I get a call and want to decline, I have 2 make 2 declines one on GV and one on hangouts
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on December 25, 2019, 12:38:48 PM
Why turn on both gv and hangout notifications? It seems like every time I get a call and want to decline, I have 2 make 2 declines one on GV and one on hangouts
I only use the Hangouts to make calls and texts, while the GV app is on my phone just because it's needed in the background.
 So everything is enabled but only have it ringing on my Hangouts.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on January 19, 2020, 12:02:58 AM
Or if you have t-mobile use T-mobile digits and you can avoid the whole google voice saga!
 Just make sure to use data only verses cellular mode.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ExGingi on January 21, 2020, 08:51:11 PM
Or if you have t-mobile use T-mobile digits and you can avoid the whole google voice saga!
 Just make sure to use data only verses cellular mode.
Or with Verizon use Message+ and enable voice calls.

All of this assumes you have a smartphone.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ae123 on January 21, 2020, 09:06:38 PM
Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 /quote]
What does it cost to get a SIM card in Israel?
Are you paying just for the card or also for service?
Thanks.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on January 21, 2020, 09:15:24 PM
Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 
What does it cost to get a SIM card in Israel?
Are you paying just for the card or also for service?
Thanks.

 To make it easy to understand, you would need to pay for a sim card 19₪ phone plan 29₪ and to activate the line another 29₪ or so, don't remember off hand.
 I've used golan and hot mobile.
 And remember you'll be busy activating the lines, and you need to close the lines, no big deal but just something to keep in mind.
 Vs renting from the people on the forum or wherever, you'll have service when you land and not to worry about activating and closing the lines on your vocation ,or after your vocation.
 But very doable if you want to do it on your own..

   
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on January 21, 2020, 09:16:51 PM
Or with Verizon use Message+ and enable voice calls.

All of this assumes you have a smartphone.
Lol, fill me in how to use GV w/o a smart phone?!
   Wouldn't mind knowing that hack..

Added to the wiki.
 Thanks for that tidbit.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ExGingi on January 21, 2020, 09:23:47 PM
Lol, fill me in how to use GV w/o a smart phone?!
   Wouldn't mind knowing that hack..

You can have GV forward calls to a US number (landline or cell). You can call your own GV number from a phone registered to it and make additional outgoing calls from your GV number. You can use an OBi device connected to your GV number.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on January 21, 2020, 09:59:04 PM
You can have GV forward calls to a US number (landline or cell). You can call your own GV number from a phone registered to it and make additional outgoing calls from your GV number. You can use an OBi device connected to your GV number.
Didn't know that.

 Not sure why I would need that, but good to know for the future.

 And need to buy an OBi device one of these days and hook it up for my landline vs paying for one.
 
   But when I said google voice I meant when you're abroad, how to use your GV number to forward to a non US number or the like.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on February 03, 2020, 10:03:13 PM
  A common Question that's always asked about GoogleVoice.
   How? What? Where?
(Need to make a video when I have some time and patience explaining all the steps.)
 But just read the post and I'm sure you'll be able understand. And of course if you can any Questions post away and I'm sure someone will answer or I will try to answer myself.
 ‎
  I'm traveling to Israel and I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, just like I would be able to do in america.( For all practical purposes I'm going to use Israel as my destination vs any other foreign country which would be the same steps.) ‎
    And that's all possible with Google Voice which is actually free!
  The only thing you would pay for is a sim card in the country your going to visit, and I will explain why you should get a sim card from the country your visiting VS using your american carrier which has data in many other countries.
 It's pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it and go through the steps once.

 Reason why I would recommend to get a sim card from the country your visiting vs using your own;‎
 Your data, the reception and quality of phone calls is two different levels, when your going to use your american carrier which will be roaming on Israeli networks, the Internet does not work well.
 And especially for a google voice account when making calls if you don't have good service the calls will be quite choppy, I've tried it myself on T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon. All of those services are great but not when traveling abroad to ‎Israel and relying on it to use for Google Voice.
     
 I reccommend you set up your Google Voice account before you leave your home country.
 The steps are as follows,

1- You need to make sure you have these three apps downloaded, yes three of them, which im not sure why, but if you want it to work properly and be able to make phone calls you should download all three.‎
(One) app called "Google Voice"
(Second) app called "Hangouts"
(Third) app called "Hangouts Dialer".‎

2- Now after downloading all three apps go into the google voice app and create a google voice number which you like, now in order for you to have downloaded the google apps it has to be you already have a Gmail account connected to the google play store which would mean in the google voice setting there would be at least one Gmail acount there to connect a GV number to.
 And the reason why I'm mentioning this I will explain a bit later, as another option to make calls will require a 2nd Gmail account "without" a GV number.(Continue reading..)

3- "Settings in the phone". You will find this all in the "hangout app" on your device.‎
 This is a very important step, if there's one small setting not correct then the whole google voice will not work properly or not ring at all.
  a) There's an option "Notifications" make sure everything is allowed in the settings of the phone and app settings.‎
 
b) Next option will show your Google Voice number, make sure you have enabled the incoming calls option, (when I say enabled it should be marked in the green showing its on.)
 Make sure messages is enabled as well.
 And then a bunch of other options like GV sms and and voicemail, you can set them however you like and custamize the notification sounds.

 c)Now on the "Google Voice" App there will be an option which says devices and numbers, that's where your number will ring when someone calls, whether it being a desktop or your phone or phones.
   As well make sure the settings "making and receiving calls" is set to prefer wifi and mobile data Vs use carrier Only.
   Then there's an option call forwarding, that will enable you to select which devices should ring and which not.‎
    And you can set the option whether to hear callers name before or not, myslef I don't like people knowing it's GV so I diabled that, and email alerts and all the other little stuff you can play around and set to your hearts desire. ‎


4- So You have your american number which we will label for all practical purposes 917-987-6543, Now you would go into the call settings or depending on the phone carrier will depend what options you have to set up call forwarding.
 Now with "Tmobile" you can simply go into the phone icon and then go into the settings and set up call forwarding to the GV number you set up. Meaning if your google voice number would be 347-852-3698 then that number you would enter into the call forwarding options of your phone.
 Each carrier being different your best option would be to google how to set up call forwarding for sprint, verizon, At&t.. or simply make a phone call to the carrier and have them manually set it up.
   Now I'm telling you to do this while your still in the US and not once you leave. To elabverate I've been able to change the call forwarding on my T-mobile phone no problem on my own, but for a sprint plan it required me to call the carrier to have them manually set it up to forward to my GV number as I was not able to set it up as I was in a different country.
   So to make life more simple just set this up before hand and all your calls will come into the google voice app which will ring just like your regular phone would. While your in the airport you can set this up, or randomly try to set call forwarding to the gv number to see if it works and you'll be familiar with this the next time you need to set this up.

5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 6- Some people like forwarding the Gv number to their own cell phone and the texts coming into the gv number to their own, that's really easy to set up but not really helpful in this situation. ‎ 
  ‎
 And of course if you actually learnt something and got your Google Voice rolling because of this post feel free to hit the like button.
   
does this also work for texting?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: Realshlomo on February 03, 2020, 10:59:13 PM
does this also work for texting?
Ye. Regular texts in google hangouts.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 03, 2020, 11:09:45 PM
does this also work for texting?
Ye. Regular texts in google hangouts.
Correct, just make sure to download all three apps.
 And the + Symbol.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: Realshlomo on February 03, 2020, 11:10:54 PM
Correct, just make sure to download all three apps.
 And the + Symbol.
Ime just hangouts and dialer worked best.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 03, 2020, 11:15:25 PM
Ime just hangouts and dialer worked best.
Yup. I only use Hangouts VS Google voice.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on February 03, 2020, 11:19:36 PM
Ye. Regular texts in google hangouts.
how do I setup forwarding texts from my reg number to go number?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: chff on February 04, 2020, 09:31:26 AM
1- You need to make sure you have these three apps downloaded, yes three of them, which im not sure why, but if you want it to work properly and be able to make phone calls you should download all three.‎
(One) app called "Google Voice"
(Second) app called "Hangouts"
(Third) app called "Hangouts Dialer".‎

no need for the hangouts & Dialer - the Google Voice app has a setting for Wifi Calls

Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 04, 2020, 09:34:39 AM
no need for the hangouts & Dialer - the Google Voice app has a setting for Wifi Calls
Meaning you can only make calls when you have Wi-Fi?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: US on February 04, 2020, 09:40:18 AM
Meaning you can only make calls when you have Wi-Fi?
Yes
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: chff on February 04, 2020, 09:41:59 AM
Meaning you can only make calls when you have Wi-Fi?
.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: US on February 04, 2020, 09:51:58 AM
Meaning you can only make calls when you have Wi-Fi?

 c)Now on the "Google Voice" App there will be an option which says devices and numbers, that's where your number will ring when someone calls, whether it being a desktop or your phone or phones.
   As well make sure the settings "making and receiving calls" is set to prefer wifi and mobile data Vs use carrier Only.

Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: aygart on February 04, 2020, 10:00:57 AM
.
So the answer is no?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 04, 2020, 11:48:34 AM
.
Oh you mean wifi and mobile data.
 Will need to remove the Hangouts dialer app and see what happens.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 04, 2020, 11:50:16 AM
So the answer is no?
Will test the new theory of only needing  one of the Hangouts and report back.
 Best if someone from abroad does the test, vs myself who's in America now.
 Things work differently when abroad.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: chff on February 04, 2020, 10:58:31 PM
Will test the new theory of only needing  one of the Hangouts and report back.
 Best if someone from abroad does the test, vs myself who's in America now.
 Things work differently when abroad.
I have used it without any issues. And don't need any of the Hangouts app
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 01:07:13 AM
I have used it without any issues. And don't need any of the Hangouts app
And what about outbound caller ID?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ziv716 on February 05, 2020, 02:57:11 AM


 To make it easy to understand, you would need to pay for a sim card 19₪ phone plan 29₪ and to activate the line another 29₪ or so, don't remember off hand.
 I've used golan and hot mobile.
 And remember you'll be busy activating the lines, and you need to close the lines, no big deal but just something to keep in mind.
 Vs renting from the people on the forum or wherever, you'll have service when you land and not to worry about activating and closing the lines on your vocation ,or after your vocation.
 But very doable if you want to do it on your own..

 
You can get prepaid plans on all major ideally carriers for pennys.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 12:50:43 PM
You can get prepaid plans on all major ideally carriers for pennys.
Like ? You have an example?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ziv716 on February 05, 2020, 01:11:17 PM
Like ? You have an example?
Cellcom, partner, pelephone and even Golan.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 01:12:41 PM
Cellcom, partner, pelephone and even Golan.
Like a 50₪ Plan and x amount of gigabyte for a month?
 Never knew they exist in Israel.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ziv716 on February 05, 2020, 01:13:42 PM
Like a 50₪ Plan and x amount of gigabyte for a month?
 Never knew they exist in Israel.
Correct. They usually last longer than a month.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 01:14:41 PM
Correct. They usually last longer than a month.
Where they sell such plans? And I'm assuming no need for a passport and license...
 
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ziv716 on February 05, 2020, 01:17:10 PM
Where they sell such plans? And I'm assuming no need for a passport and license...
 
I think any cell phone store. They call them "talkman".
They don't go by month. You refill when you use it up. Like the old fashioned prepaid.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 01:19:16 PM
I think any cell phone store. They call them "talkman".
They don't go by month. You refill when you use it up. Like the old fashioned prepaid.
That's pretty cool. That means there's no need for me to worry when I leave for 5 months I can come back and pop my sim in and have service when I land.
Vs having a plan and the need to find someone each month to make it worth for me to keep my sim open.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ziv716 on February 05, 2020, 01:23:10 PM
That's pretty cool. That means there's no need for me to worry when I leave for 5 months I can come back and pop my sim in and have service when I land.
Vs having a plan and the need to find someone each month to make it worth for me to keep my sim open.
It's not necessarily cheaper. Golan has plans available as low as 29 nis month. And you get huge amounts of data. Vs the prepaid you are more limited.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 01:25:43 PM
It's not necessarily cheaper. Golan has plans available as low as 29 nis month. And you get huge amounts of data. Vs the prepaid you are more limited.
Gotchya.
 That's the catch.
 
Yes the 29 NIS plans for two years come with unlimited or like 50 GB. Vs the prepaid I'm assuming a lot less?
   I guess I'll have to try next time around.
   
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: elikay on February 05, 2020, 03:21:01 PM
Heres what I just got https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sim-019-Mobile-Israel-Card-30days-20GB-Internet-4G-Data-Prepaid-Nano-Micro-3in1/292882389711? $26 for unlimited talk and text and 20gb for one month. Dunno how much it is really worth, but this ships from brooklyn so you get it fairly quickly...
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 03:27:34 PM
Heres what I just got https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sim-019-Mobile-Israel-Card-30days-20GB-Internet-4G-Data-Prepaid-Nano-Micro-3in1/292882389711? $26 for unlimited talk and text and 20gb for one month. Dunno how much it is really worth, but this ships from brooklyn so you get it fairly quickly...
Or if your going for 10 days or a bit longer and don't want to spend $15 extra($25 total) you can find a DDF member who has extra Sims that's not using them and renting for $12-$15 for a week+, aside for my Sims being 50gb+.
   Me myself have two available should one need.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on February 05, 2020, 03:28:39 PM
Heres what I just got https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sim-019-Mobile-Israel-Card-30days-20GB-Internet-4G-Data-Prepaid-Nano-Micro-3in1/292882389711? $26 for unlimited talk and text and 20gb for one month. Dunno how much it is really worth, but this ships from brooklyn so you get it fairly quickly...
And you'll need to use Google Voice to make outgoing calls to the USA and Canada.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: DaninMCI on February 18, 2020, 08:10:01 AM
I've used GV all over the world for many years (10+)and have found that it really only works well on wifi on land. It will work on cruise ships, etc. but not awesome. I've also had to purchase credits to use it in some locations. The credits are cheap but just an extra step. I've never had to buy a sim card to use it, just through the installed apps. I use it for my home landline (VIOP) with an Obidai box (2 lines actually). Saying all that so you don't think I'm just spouting off. I run small private tours to Israel and Europe and have migrated over to Google Fi from Verizon and At&t. The service is awesome in the USA and it just works seamlessly in Israel and elsewhere. It is also much cheaper than many cell phone plans and even better if you use is family style with a large group. My wife and I use it for business and are heavy data, text and voice users so we have the unlimited plan and pay about $135 a month for two phones. Also, the Google Fi Pixel Android phones work really well also.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: chff on February 18, 2020, 11:02:34 PM
Cool feature I didn't know. I was in Canada and had in mind but forgot to turn off the "call thru Voice for Intl calls" and I made a call and got this popup
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on April 02, 2020, 04:03:37 PM
5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 
   Cant figure out how to do this. How do you connect another gmail account to a google voice account?
And also I donít see an option for enabling outbound caller ID.
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Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on April 02, 2020, 05:38:35 PM
5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone and you can act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use my GV number which noone regonizes?
 Also quite simple.
 Number one you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account, now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once your in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that your making a call abroad with your american phone number, you won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)

 
   Cant figure out how to do this. How do you connect another gmail account to a google voice account?
And also I donít see an option for enabling outbound caller ID.
Simple, just add another Gmail account to your phone. And they automatically you'll have a 2nd account and I can help from there if you need help.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on April 06, 2020, 11:21:48 PM
Simple, just add another Gmail account to your phone. And they automatically you'll have a 2nd account and I can help from there if you need help.
ok I did that, now what do I do?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on April 06, 2020, 11:29:51 PM
ok I did that, now what do I do?
Do you have Google Hangouts, Hangouts dialer and Google voice downloaded?

 If you do go to the 2nd account where you don't have a Google voice number connected to and look for the option as seen in the picture, outbound caller ID.

(https://i.ibb.co/X8y2ZDG/sketch-1586230065383.png) (https://ibb.co/M682DfJ)
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on April 06, 2020, 11:38:24 PM
Do you have Google Hangouts, Hangouts dialer and Google voice downloaded?

 If you do go to the 2nd account where you don't have a Google voice number connected to and look for the option as seen in the picture, outbound caller ID.

(https://i.ibb.co/X8y2ZDG/sketch-1586230065383.png) (https://ibb.co/M682DfJ)
I donít have the hangout dialer cause I have an iPhone and they donít have it in the App Store. Maybe thatís the problem.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on April 06, 2020, 11:40:19 PM
I donít have the hangout dialer cause I have an iPhone and they donít have it in the App Store. Maybe thatís the problem.
If I get a few minutes I can borrow a siblings iPhone and try myself to see if it can be done on an iPhone, but do you see that option outbound caller ID in the Hangouts setting of the that Google account without the gv number?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on April 06, 2020, 11:43:04 PM
If I get a few minutes I can borrow a siblings iPhone and try myself to see if it can be done on an iPhone, but do you see that option outbound caller ID in the Hangouts setting of the that Google account without the gv number?
No. thnx!
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on April 07, 2020, 12:03:12 AM
No. thnx!
My pleasure!
  Just curious what service you using? Or only wifi?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on April 07, 2020, 12:04:19 AM
My pleasure!
  Just curious what service you using? Or only wifi?
Only wifi for now.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on April 07, 2020, 12:07:10 AM
Only wifi for now.
👍

Will keep ya posted!
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: shragie1212 on August 03, 2020, 07:36:58 PM
👍

Will keep ya posted!
Hey did you ever figure out how to do it with an iphone?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ExGingi on August 03, 2020, 08:16:19 PM
I donít have the hangout dialer cause I have an iPhone and they donít have it in the App Store. Maybe thatís the problem.

On iPhone just use the Google Voice app to make outgoing calls on your GV number.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 08:47:53 PM
On iPhone just use the Google Voice app to make outgoing calls on your GV number.
I think he wanted outbound called ID.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ExGingi on August 03, 2020, 08:50:36 PM
I think he wanted outbound called ID.

If dialing from the Google voice app it will show the GV caller ID
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 08:50:39 PM
Hey did you ever figure out how to do it with an iphone?
   To tell you the truth, the only iPhone I had access to was my a sibling's of mine, borrowed it from him to play around with and see what's what.
   But wasn't long before he wanted it back as he sold it online and needed to ship it.

   I'm sure there's some easy way around.

 As soon as I get ahold of one I can try once again.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 08:51:42 PM
If dialing from the Google voice app it will show the GV called ID
Not the GV Number, rather a verified outbound caller ID.
   You can use you regular cell number to make the call while using GV.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: ExGingi on August 03, 2020, 08:59:11 PM
Not the GV Number, rather a verified outbound caller ID.
   You can use you regular cell number to make the call while using GV.

Can hide caller ID

(https://gyazo.com/7f7a5ad34c00288fc4522af6ef44ba91.jpg)
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: grodnoking on August 03, 2020, 10:31:28 PM
Can hide caller ID

(https://gyazo.com/7f7a5ad34c00288fc4522af6ef44ba91.jpg)
How do I change my called ID. It's been "BRONX NY" since I got it.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 10:36:28 PM
How do I change my called ID. It's been "BRONX NY" since I got it.
GV? Or your personal cell phone?
 With your personal cell phone you have to call your carrier.
  But I would assume you're talking about your Google voice account?
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: grodnoking on August 03, 2020, 10:41:00 PM
GV? Or your personal cell phone?
 With your personal cell phone you have to call your carrier.
  But I would assume you're talking about your Google voice account?
GV
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 10:42:24 PM
Can hide caller ID

(https://gyazo.com/7f7a5ad34c00288fc4522af6ef44ba91.jpg)
 
   The spelling of my original post is much to be desired.

 But the point is there.

 This is what he was trying to accomplish.

 
Quote
5- Now You have your google voice phone ringing when someone tried to call your american phone, which allows you to act as if your still in america.‎
 But how can you make a call without the need to use your GV number which noone regonizes?

  Also quite simple.
 Number one, you will need a 2nd Gmail account connected to your Google voice account(in English, a second Gmail account on your phone that you're using Google voice with). Now like meantioned before "Do Not connect a Google Voice phone number" just create an account.
 Now once you're in the Google voice setting click on the Gmail account which has no Google Voice Number connected to it, and there should be an option to enable outbound caller ID, if you don't find it in the GV settings then go into the hangouts app and look In the settings there which should have an option for enableing Outbound caller ID.
     Once enabled you will be able to make outgoing phone calls from that 2nd gmail account while using your american number, and you don't have to worry that you're making a call abroad with your american phone number.
   You won't be charged anything as long as it's coming from the GV app and not from the actual phone.(Same idea as Wifi calling with T-mobile.)
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: myi on August 03, 2020, 10:47:20 PM
GV

 Did you have any luck from googling your question?

https://support.google.com/voice/thread/1240984?hl=en

 I see it's discussed, but not really the answer you would like to hear.

   He might catch a bigger audience if you post in the Google voice thread.

  As well I've had success posting in the Google voice forums as well as Obi forums, both on Google forums not DDF.
Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
Post by: yesitsme on August 03, 2020, 10:49:57 PM
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Title: Re: How To Use Google Voice When Traveling To Israel Or another country?
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