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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 #140 on: June 24, 2016, 01:58:30 AM »
To send or receive?
Both, and when sending should show up my google number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #141 on: June 24, 2016, 03:58:15 AM »
Both, and when sending should show up my google number.
Thanks

If the number is listed on the account as a mobile phone, and the option to recieve texts is checked, then you'll recieve texts. The message won't be coming from the senders phone number, only Google will create a new one, so if you reply to the number from which the message came from, then it will be sent through GV. I'm not exactly sure about starting a new conversation though.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2016, 09:51:15 AM »
If the number is listed on the account as a mobile phone, and the option to recieve texts is checked, then you'll recieve texts. The message won't be coming from the senders phone number, only Google will create a new one, so if you reply to the number from which the message came from, then it will be sent through GV. I'm not exactly sure about starting a new conversation though.

Impretty sure the only way to start a conversation would be through the website  and when they respond you gave a number to send to.

You can start calls by dialing into your gv number they should have an option to start a call but you will need to know the numbe. You won't be a b able to use your phone book

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #143 on: June 24, 2016, 04:09:02 PM »
the easiest way to have conversation using your google voice number is, ask the other end to send you a text massage to your gv number, you will then get a new number  which you can call or text to that person and will show up your gv number

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #144 on: July 04, 2016, 05:07:10 AM »
I have set Google voice to auto recharge when balance goes below $2. Everytime, I get an email saying that the recharge failed because I no credit card on file. Any data on this?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #145 on: July 04, 2016, 09:33:02 AM »
I have set Google voice to auto recharge when balance goes below $2. Everytime, I get an email saying that the recharge failed because I no credit card on file. Any data on this?

Do you have a card attached to your account?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #146 on: July 04, 2016, 09:33:53 AM »
Do you have a card attached to your account?
Yes. Hence the question

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #147 on: July 04, 2016, 03:30:13 PM »
Yes. Hence the question
What happens when you try to refill manually? Does it go through?
Another option may be that it's an older credit card and you have since renewed it with an update expiration date. Check that too.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #148 on: July 04, 2016, 04:42:04 PM »
What happens when you try to refill manually? Does it go through?

Yes. Goes through with the card on file. (didn't even ask to confirm security code)

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #149 on: July 04, 2016, 10:24:31 PM »
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 #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?
What country are you in? Only works with U.S. Ip address.

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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?

Can't harm.
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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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