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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 #375 on: November 12, 2017, 03:45:51 PM »
When choosing a google voice number, all the input you get is to give them a city or area code. I remember in the past being able to give them a sequence of digits, and they would try to find a number that included those digits. Any idea if there's a way to do that still?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #376 on: November 12, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »
When choosing a google voice number, all the input you get is to give them a city or area code. I remember in the past being able to give them a sequence of digits, and they would try to find a number that included those digits. Any idea if there's a way to do that still?
Seems to still be working that way even if it doesn't say to:

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #377 on: November 12, 2017, 06:31:21 PM »
Seems to still be working that way even if it doesn't say to:

Right - but you used to be able to choose both an area code and a sequence of digits, and now it looks like it's one or the other
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #378 on: November 12, 2017, 07:56:12 PM »
try using legacy mode

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #379 on: November 12, 2017, 07:58:00 PM »
try using legacy mode
When I go to Legacy Mode and then click Get A Voice Number, it redirects me to the new version
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #380 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22:41 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #381 on: November 12, 2017, 09:30:38 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?

No but you can fwd your phone number to go to your google voice

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #382 on: November 12, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?
https://www.numberbarn.com/

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #383 on: November 12, 2017, 10:58:36 PM »
https://www.numberbarn.com/
Thanks!! How do I transfer a # I bought to google voice?

I want to use this # with Obi, does that change anything?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #384 on: November 12, 2017, 11:01:27 PM »
Thanks!! How do I transfer a # I bought to google voice?
After you buy a number (or after several days, depending what it says when it'll be available) you'll see under this number in account details the info to use for porting out.

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« Reply #385 on: November 12, 2017, 11:02:04 PM »
After you buy a number (or after several days, depending what it says when it'll be available) you'll see under this number in account details the info to use for porting out.
Amazing, thank you!
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #386 on: November 12, 2017, 11:06:00 PM »
With legacy Google voice you can have some input
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #387 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:54 PM »
With legacy Google voice you can have some input
No way - that I can see - to get to the legacy Google Voice for getting a number, it'll just redirect you again to the new interface.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #388 on: November 12, 2017, 11:10:36 PM »
No way - that I can see - to get to the legacy Google Voice for getting a number, it'll just redirect you again to the new interface.
I just got there a month ago. I will try to remember how.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #389 on: November 13, 2017, 02:42:50 AM »
Can I port a toll free number to google voice? If yes what's the incoming call pricing?