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Google Voice may save a number as a home number, and in that mode it will not allow you to forward messages. In order to change that there's an option in legacy site.
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Click here to see a post on how to set up a GV number to be used abroad, as well as your regular American number for free to be used across country.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2016, 12:33:29 AM »
Hey...I'm trying to get a GV number, I go through the steps, it gives me a list of numbers to choose from, but when I choose one and click "continue," it says, "There was an error with your request. Please try again."

Anyone familiar with this problem, or know a workaround?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #151 on: July 05, 2016, 01:19:38 AM »
Does NJ count?  ???

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #152 on: July 05, 2016, 11:51:51 AM »
Hey...I'm trying to get a GV number, I go through the steps, it gives me a list of numbers to choose from, but when I choose one and click "continue," it says, "There was an error with your request. Please try again."

Anyone familiar with this problem, or know a workaround?
Did you use the number for your main number (the forwarding number) that was ever used before?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #153 on: July 05, 2016, 02:32:05 PM »
No, don't think so...because when it didn't work with one GV account, I tried with another, and then it gave me a new message, informing me that I was switching it over from another account (which it hadn't said before).

Which also means, to me at least, that it accepted the linking of the phone to the account, the only issue was issuing the number. Google's forums seem to list a similar issue, saying that there's no workaround...but I wonder what the root cause of the problem is, and if there is anything I can do about it.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/voice/eMKXjRdIWTs

Also, if I'm trying to use the GV# for for an Obi phone, can I use a number that I don't have regular access to - say, a relative's cell phone # or house line?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #154 on: July 05, 2016, 02:35:44 PM »
Also, if I'm trying to use the GV# for for an Obi phone, can I use a number that I don't have regular access to - say, a relative's cell phone # or house line?

You only need access to set it up, or if sometimes if there's an issue in the future (rarely).
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #155 on: July 05, 2016, 05:36:19 PM »
Should I start with a fresh email account?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #156 on: July 05, 2016, 05:42:55 PM »
Should I start with a fresh email account?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #157 on: July 17, 2016, 02:50:26 PM »
Can I get a google voice number without having a active  forwarding  phone number ?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #158 on: July 17, 2016, 02:54:09 PM »
Can I get a google voice number without having a active  forwarding  phone number ?

you can fwd it and then disconnect it from that number

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #159 on: July 17, 2016, 02:54:59 PM »
you can fwd it and then disconnect it from that number
I know but Google will not let me use my number anymore.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #160 on: July 17, 2016, 03:01:35 PM »
I know but Google will not let me use my number anymore.

ye that happens when you have used it too many times, guess you have to try a different number

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #161 on: July 18, 2016, 11:14:34 PM »
I'm trying to port my tmobile number to GV, however T-mobile won't activate the sim unless i preload it with $10, does that make sense?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #162 on: July 19, 2016, 12:17:12 PM »
I'm trying to port my tmobile number to GV, however T-mobile won't activate the sim unless i preload it with $10, does that make sense?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #163 on: July 19, 2016, 12:18:56 PM »
Is there any way around entering the two digit number Google sends to verify port number

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #164 on: July 19, 2016, 12:57:11 PM »
Is there any way around entering the two digit number Google sends to verify port number
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