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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 #615 on: January 08, 2020, 10:20:38 PM »
When I make a call using my phone app it is supposed to call via google voice number, but every time I call thru it it says that the call didnt go thru and offers to try again, call with my actual phone number or give up. When I press try again thru google voice it works. Why doesnt it work the first time?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #616 on: January 08, 2020, 10:21:27 PM »
When I make a call using my phone app it is supposed to call via google voice number, but every time I call thru it it says that the call didnt go thru and offers to try again, call with my actual phone number or give up. When I press try again thru google voice it works. Why doesnt it work the first time?
what phone do you have?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #617 on: January 08, 2020, 10:29:29 PM »
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #618 on: January 09, 2020, 02:14:39 AM »
When I make a call using my phone app it is supposed to call via google voice number, but every time I call thru it it says that the call didnt go thru and offers to try again, call with my actual phone number or give up. When I press try again thru google voice it works. Why doesnt it work the first time?
Which apps do you have downloaded?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #619 on: January 09, 2020, 07:01:34 AM »
When I make a call using my phone app it is supposed to call via google voice number, but every time I call thru it it says that the call didnt go thru and offers to try again, call with my actual phone number or give up. When I press try again thru google voice it works. Why doesnt it work the first time?

 when I get that message It usually because the phone isn't connected to data.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #620 on: January 09, 2020, 08:46:48 AM »
Yes it has to call your phone then you pick up and it connects. Just add your smartphone number as a forwarding number.

On a computer it works only after installing a plug in I believe.

Why are you using the web version? Why not the Google voice /Hangouts app?

Hangouts App I can call random numbers?
Using in country where my phone has service but cost a ton for actual calls; data is included in the plan.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #621 on: January 09, 2020, 09:37:22 PM »
Hangouts App I can call random numbers?
Using in country where my phone has service but cost a ton for actual calls; data is included in the plan.
Yes I believe so. You just have to download the Hangouts app and the Hangouts dialer (it's a separate app). I haven't had to look at hangouts/Google voice settings and set up for a while since it's been working fine for a while by me, so my memory is rusty. But I'm sure @myi knows all details.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #622 on: January 10, 2020, 02:02:29 AM »
when I get that message It usually because the phone isn't connected to data.
Well said! Hence the reason to why I tell anyone traveling to Israel or another foreign country do not rely on Google Voice as your phone carrier rather buy a cheap phone plan with data and then you can use Google Voice meaning you don't need to buy calling in to USA/CAN.
  People learn it the hard way when they think they're going to save a few bucks.
   As you can see in my thread about using Google Voice I explain to buy a cheap phone plan when visiting Israel versus relying on your carrier which will be very choppy when making calls from Google Voice as well when you try to call and then does not go through which would require you to call again like a grodnocks problem.

 Here's the thread I'm referring to.. I can link it in the wiki as well.
  It may not be written the clearest, but definitely has all points that you need to know, and of course if you need help feel free to post back here or mention my name in a post.
   It's easier if you post here with your question versus pming me with your question that way everyone could see your question.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #623 on: January 10, 2020, 02:16:24 AM »
Hangouts App I can call random numbers?
Using in country where my phone has service but cost a ton for actual calls; data is included in the plan.
Take a quick peek in this thread...
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=111383.0

 But to answer your question yes as long as you have all three apps downloaded as I explained in the post above your good to go.
   For example I'm in Israel and I want to make a call to the US and Canada, as long as I have good data you can make a call for free while using the Google Hangouts app and use any number you like, either a blocked(unknown number), or ur American GV number or your regular American number as I explained in the post above.
  But remember when your out of the country to hold the 0 down till you get a plus + sign and your be able to make the call.

 Now to give you an example the other way around, I like making calls to Europe as well as Israel all the time, so I paid $10 to Google Voice, meaning I loaded my account with $10 as that's the minimum. and pay two cents a minute to call a phone number in Israel or one to two cents calling depending where in Europe.
   Yes that way around you have to pay, but while calling to the US and Canada from any country in the world would be free as long as you have good data!( for example a free international roaming data from T-Mobile will work but will be choppy as ########## , you know what I mean.

So yes Hangouts app can call random numbers in the u.s. and Canada.
  But for Europe and other countries in the world you have to pay a few cents, if you go into Google voice settings it will tell you the calling rates to anywhere in the world they are very cheap.
    If you just skim through that thread a Linked in my post above you should have all your questions answered.
  But again if you have any questions feel free to ask.
     If I can be of help I'll gladly try to assist.

Yes I believe so. You just have to download the Hangouts app and the Hangouts dialer (it's a separate app). I haven't had to look at hangouts/Google voice settings and set up for a while since it's been working fine for a while by me, so my memory is rusty. But I'm sure @myi knows all details.
Rusty Lol!
 Hope I was pretty clear explaining what has to be done in my post above.
  Pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
 One of these days I got to get myself an iPhone to play around and see how it works, if it's any different or the same.

 And also want to get myself an GV Obi machine for free calls and play around with it.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #624 on: February 12, 2020, 09:02:55 AM »
Does the Google voice number change to a regular mobile number and not VoIP if porting out to a carrier?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #625 on: February 12, 2020, 09:04:54 AM »
Does the Google voice number change to a regular mobile number and not VoIP if porting out to a carrier?
Ported out a number from GV for my free sprint plan, worked like a regular phone number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #626 on: February 12, 2020, 09:07:19 AM »
Ported out a number from GV for my free sprint plan, worked like a regular phone number.
Thanks. If you look up your phone number now on one of those sites it says the carrier or still says VoIP?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #627 on: February 20, 2020, 12:03:44 PM »
I ported my GV number to my regular phone carrier. Now when I try to link a GV number to my phone it doesnít allow it because itís a google voice number. Any help?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #628 on: February 21, 2020, 02:28:38 AM »
I ported my GV number to my regular phone carrier. Now when I try to link a GV number to my phone it doesnít allow it because itís a google voice number. Any help?
What does that mean?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #629 on: February 21, 2020, 02:55:09 AM »
What does that mean?
That the original GV number is now a reg ( Verizon for example ) number. However it's still not allowing to attach a new GV to it.