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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.

  Tried asking on the forum and still got no response? Try asking on the Google voice forum from Google.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/hangouts
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #400 on: December 28, 2017, 08:59:28 PM »
I did not know that but I can try right now for you and tell you if that's true, I will turn off my data and see if Google Voice works.
GV may still need data to actual work but it def doesn't call over the internet. The question is if it does via Hangouts which I believe it does.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #401 on: December 28, 2017, 09:03:48 PM »
GV may still need data to actual work but it def doesn't call over the internet. The question is if it does via Hangouts which I believe it does.
It needs data like you said but shows it won't work unless I have data.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #402 on: December 28, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »
I don't mind it needing data. I just don't want the actual call to be over data.   I've been searching for weeks on and off. If anyone at all has any fixes I'd be very appreciative.

Or does anyone have acess to an older version that I could try downloading ?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #403 on: December 29, 2017, 12:43:19 AM »
how are you going to install older version in an iphone?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #404 on: December 29, 2017, 02:05:43 AM »
how are you going to install older version in an iphone?
I guess I'm not. I use an Android device. While it seems like it is possible on an Apple device it's way too complicated for me.

Any other thoughts ?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #405 on: February 23, 2018, 09:20:45 AM »
 Does anyone know how to disconnect a caller after making a 3-way using Google Voice for me it seems the only way to end the call is to hang up from all the people you're on the call with and call back whomever you need, doesn't seem there's a way to just hang up one of the participants?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #406 on: February 25, 2018, 01:09:12 PM »
Does anyone know if my google voice number should ring to cell if I have only wifi connection? (I have hangouts installed) But doesn't ring to cell only the forwarded numbers. How do i have it ring to cell?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #407 on: February 25, 2018, 01:28:10 PM »
Does anyone know if my google voice number should ring to cell if I have only wifi connection? (I have hangouts installed) But doesn't ring to cell only the forwarded numbers. How do i have it ring to cell?
In the Hangouts settings is the box that says incoming calls checked?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #408 on: February 25, 2018, 01:30:48 PM »
Does anyone know if my google voice number should ring to cell if I have only wifi connection? (I have hangouts installed) But doesn't ring to cell only the forwarded numbers. How do i have it ring to cell?
Referring to forwarding?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #409 on: February 25, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
In the Hangouts settings is the box that says incoming calls checked?
It was not, checked it and working, (interesting because online it was checked i had to do it from hangouts on the phone). Thanks.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #410 on: April 17, 2018, 08:31:11 AM »
Google voice will end partnership with Sprint service
This change affects any Sprint customers who use their Sprint number as their Google Voice number, or any Google Voice users who use their Google Voice number on their Sprint phone through Sprintís built-in Google Voice integration features.
https://9to5google.com/2018/04/16/google-voice-sprint-deprecating/


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Re: google voice help
« Reply #411 on: April 17, 2018, 10:18:21 AM »
Google voice will end partnership with Sprint service
This change affects any Sprint customers who use their Sprint number as their Google Voice number, or any Google Voice users who use their Google Voice number on their Sprint phone through Sprintís built-in Google Voice integration features.
https://9to5google.com/2018/04/16/google-voice-sprint-deprecating/


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Re: google voice help
« Reply #412 on: April 19, 2018, 07:53:53 AM »
Is it possible to get a  GV # without a forwarding number?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #413 on: April 19, 2018, 08:02:28 AM »
Is it possible to get a  GV # without a forwarding number?
yes. Just set it up at Google voice on a computer

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #414 on: April 19, 2018, 08:07:22 AM »
yes. Just set it up at Google voice on a computer
They still require a forwarding phone number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #415 on: April 19, 2018, 08:41:46 AM »
They still require a forwarding phone number.
But you don't need to ave it actively forwarding to that number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #416 on: April 19, 2018, 01:18:01 PM »
yes. Just set it up at Google voice on a computer
Which ever way you get a gv number you will need to activate it at least once by using another number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #417 on: April 19, 2018, 01:35:28 PM »
Is it possible to get a  GV # without a forwarding number?
you can port a number in from, use that number to verify then have it ported to GV without a forwarding number.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #418 on: May 14, 2018, 06:22:57 PM »
Google voice currently rings on my cellphone as a normal incoming call,

How can I set it up that I can see which incoming calls are from my google voice number

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #419 on: May 14, 2018, 06:28:12 PM »
Google voice currently rings on my cellphone as a normal incoming call,

How can I set it up that I can see which incoming calls are from my google voice number
Under settings there's an option calls and then an option incoming calls, deselect the option to ring on your device.
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