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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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Re: google voice help
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:56:04 PM »
Why not just change your VZW VM number to GV?

BC I have two GV accounts, and my cell phone number is listed as an office phone on both GV lines -- landlines can be shared across two GV accounts, but cell phones can't.  One of my GV lines is a local area code, the other in another state where my company is located

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »
I've been unable to place any calls on my phone, using Google Voice.
Every time I try to place a call I get a message "we could not complete your call, please try again!"

Anyone knows what may be causing this?

I tried "force stop," didn't help.

I thought maybe the problem is with my phone, so I made the call from Google.com/Voice on my PC, and it also didn't go through.

Anyone encounter this before?   Any solutions?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2013, 01:18:54 AM »
I've been unable to place any calls on my phone, using Google Voice.
Every time I try to place a call I get a message "we could not complete your call, please try again!"

Anyone knows what may be causing this?

I tried "force stop," didn't help.

I thought maybe the problem is with my phone, so I made the call from Google.com/Voice on my PC, and it also didn't go through.

Anyone encounter this before?   Any solutions?
When you call GV does the VM pick up?  If it does, can you make an outgoing call from there?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2013, 01:34:08 AM »
Is there any way for me to upload an MP3 voicenote for voicemail on GV?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2013, 01:43:23 AM »
Is there any way for me to upload an MP3 voicenote for voicemail on GV?
As of the last time I looked into it (a few months ago), no.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2013, 09:27:17 AM »
When you call GV does the VM pick up?  If it does, can you make an outgoing call from there?
Yes, yes.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2013, 10:34:30 AM »
Yes, yes.
So it is not a GV problem, it is a internet / ports problem.  I may have missed it upthread, but how are you using your GV?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2013, 03:06:52 PM »
So it is not a GV problem, it is a internet / ports problem.  I may have missed it upthread, but how are you using your GV?
Via the official GV app.

How can it be an internet problem, if it's not limited to one single WiFi connection?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2013, 06:37:51 PM »
Via the official GV app.

How can it be an internet problem, if it's not limited to one single WiFi connection?
I misread your OP.  I did not realize you are using an app.  This is an obvious step, but did you try removing and reinstalling the app?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2013, 06:33:18 PM »
I'm trying to set up a Google Voice in Lakewood NJ so that I should be able to make free long distance (yes I know it might only last for another few months). Well Google Voice has no local numbers available for Lakewood NJ (848 or 732) any ideas how to get one.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2013, 07:30:11 PM »
I'm trying to set up a Google Voice in Lakewood NJ so that I should be able to make free long distance (yes I know it might only last for another few months). Well Google Voice has no local numbers available for Lakewood NJ (848 or 732) any ideas how to get one.
Use a different area code?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2013, 07:50:16 PM »
I'm trying to set up a Google Voice in Lakewood NJ so that I should be able to make free long distance (yes I know it might only last for another few months). Well Google Voice has no local numbers available for Lakewood NJ (848 or 732) any ideas how to get one.
Port from an existing number you have (cell, home, etc.)?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2013, 07:52:46 PM »
I'm trying to set up a Google Voice in Lakewood NJ so that I should be able to make free long distance (yes I know it might only last for another few months). Well Google Voice has no local numbers available for Lakewood NJ (848 or 732) any ideas how to get one.
They have you just have to know what number to look for, I can't help you with that.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2013, 09:59:10 AM »
They have you just have to know what number to look for, I can't help you with that.
I know what # I need either an 848 or 732 #, but none of them are available. I can't get another area code, since then I will be charged long distance every time I use it.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2013, 01:24:40 AM »
I know what # I need either an 848 or 732 #, but none of them are available. I can't get another area code, since then I will be charged long distance every time I use it.
What decides if its long distance is actually the first 6 digits, so in lakewood not every 732 number will be local.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2013, 01:27:22 AM »

I set up a google voice number a while ago (actually, ported in a number) and now i'm having trouble accessing the voice mail.

The problem is, I have no idea what the email address is that's associated with it  :-\

Is there any way to figure that out?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2013, 01:39:58 AM »

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2013, 01:53:56 AM »
https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/account/recovery
Thanx, but didn't help

After entering the gv number, it sent an email to the email address associated with the number with recovery information.

My issue is that I dont know what that address is!

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2013, 01:59:56 AM »
You made a new email? Thats why I have all my emails either forwarding to each other, or in thunderbird so I can check them all at once.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2013, 02:01:07 AM »
You made a new email? Thats why I have all my emails either forwarding to each other, or in thunderbird so I can check them all at once.
Yes. It has its own dedicated email, and I have no idea what it is.