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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 #180 on: September 05, 2016, 09:16:55 PM »
It will work
When I switched my # from Boost to Sprint, it didn't work overnight.

Maybe it was worse because it's the same company.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2016, 10:42:31 PM »
When I switched my # from Boost to Sprint, it didn't work overnight.

Maybe it was worse because it's the same company.
No because the switch happened in 5 min.
A port from mobile company to mobile company should not take more than 1-2 min (ever).
If it takes longer there is something wrong with
1. the porting company
2. the info
3. the previous company not releasing 
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #182 on: September 05, 2016, 10:48:33 PM »
No because the switch happened in 5 min.
A port from mobile company to mobile company should not take more than 1-2 min (ever).
If it takes longer there is something wrong with
1. the porting company
2. the info
3. the previous company not releasing
I agree that they messed up, I'm just saying that it could happen.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #183 on: September 05, 2016, 11:10:14 PM »
I agree that they messed up, I'm just saying that it could happen.
done over 600 ports in the past year had maybe 1 or 2 that there was a wackey issue
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #184 on: September 05, 2016, 11:10:57 PM »
done over 600 ports in the past year had maybe 1 or 2 that there was a wackey issue
Any from Boost to Sprint?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #185 on: September 05, 2016, 11:12:22 PM »
Any from Boost to Sprint?
No but have ported many many times from boost and sprint.

Happens to be my favorite company to port from (out of) is sprint as the number is usually out in 1 and a half min
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #186 on: September 06, 2016, 07:26:54 AM »
done over 600 ports in the past year had maybe 1 or 2 that there was a wackey issue
600?!  What for?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #187 on: September 06, 2016, 09:13:18 AM »
600?!  What for?
Work in a cell phone store....
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #188 on: September 29, 2016, 01:16:21 PM »
All my google voice numbers suddenly stopped receiving calls. Missed incoming calls don't even show up in history. (Still able to place calls though)
Anyone else please check if you also have incoming calls issues?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2016, 01:18:27 PM »
All my google voice numbers suddenly stopped receiving calls. Missed incoming calls don't even show up in history. (Still able to place calls though)
Anyone else please check if you also have incoming calls issues?
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Re: google voice help
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #191 on: October 10, 2016, 09:56:39 PM »
having trouble listening to my voicemail, when I call in to my google voice number it gives me the option to listen to my messages (which have someone speaking because I get a written transcript) but when I listen I hear nothing, same happens when I check online at google voice...

anyone have the same issue?

anyone have a way to get it to work

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #192 on: October 10, 2016, 11:42:57 PM »
having trouble listening to my voicemail, when I call in to my google voice number it gives me the option to listen to my messages (which have someone speaking because I get a written transcript) but when I listen I hear nothing, same happens when I check online at google voice...

anyone have the same issue?

anyone have a way to get it to work

Try leaving yourself a message and see what happens.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #193 on: November 23, 2016, 12:34:44 PM »
Is it possible to have a google voice # forward to someone's cell phone, but play the google voicemail recording if the person doesn't answer?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #194 on: November 23, 2016, 12:38:49 PM »
Is it possible to have a google voice # forward to someone's cell phone, but play the google voicemail recording if the person doesn't answer?
Not in my experience
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #195 on: November 23, 2016, 12:53:13 PM »
Is it possible to have a google voice # forward to someone's cell phone, but play the google voicemail recording if the person doesn't answer?
What if you have it set to ring on the other phone, instead of forward?

I'd think that covers what you're looking to do.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #196 on: November 23, 2016, 01:31:22 PM »
Is it possible to have a google voice # forward to someone's cell phone, but play the google voicemail recording if the person doesn't answer?
I have that by having GV at fewer rings than the VM
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #197 on: November 23, 2016, 01:50:31 PM »
What if you have it set to ring on the other phone, instead of forward?

I'd think that covers what you're looking to do.
I think it's already set like that:
I have that by having GV at fewer rings than the VM
Makes sense. I can't find where to set how many rings GV goes for - any ideas?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #198 on: November 23, 2016, 01:58:21 PM »
Is it possible to have a google voice # forward to someone's cell phone, but play the google voicemail recording if the person doesn't answer?
Yes,
Fwd the cell phone to the GV #.
For Verizon dial on cellphone *7thenareacodeandphonenumber (like that, don't dial *7 and then dial phone #)

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #199 on: November 23, 2016, 02:00:17 PM »
Yes,
Fwd the cell phone to the GV #.
For Verizon dial on cellphone *7thenareacodeandphonenumber (like that, don't dial *7 and then dial phone #)
We don't want the cell phone to forward to GV, since the GV number is rarely used and we want to be able to change whose cell phone it forwards to.
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