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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 #200 on: November 23, 2016, 07:20:08 PM »
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.
The cell phone will still work regualrly. You will just accomplish having the GVmail on your cell phone.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #201 on: November 23, 2016, 07:42:30 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?

Is it on Sprint's network?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #202 on: November 23, 2016, 08:35:18 PM »
The cell phone will still work regualrly. You will just accomplish having the GVmail on your cell phone.
I only want people who call the GV number, not the cell number, to reach the google voicemail.
Is it on Sprint's network?
No, verizon.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #203 on: November 23, 2016, 10:44:17 PM »
I only want people who call the GV number, not the cell number, to reach the google voicemail.No, verizon.

https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/phone/homephone/general+support/fios+voice+service/ad/121168.htm

change the number of rings before Verizon VM picks-up to 6 

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #204 on: November 23, 2016, 10:46:54 PM »
https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/phone/homephone/general+support/fios+voice+service/ad/121168.htm

change the number of rings before Verizon VM picks-up to 6
it's a verizon cell phone, not home phone. Does that matter?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #205 on: November 23, 2016, 11:10:47 PM »
IDK figure out how to make the Verizon phone ring more than 5 times

I got that link from googling

If the info I provided wasnt useful start a new topic here https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/voice

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #206 on: December 05, 2016, 01:08:37 PM »
Im trying to print out my entire call/txt history with one number.
Is there anyway to do this easily and nicely?
so far all I have is search for the contact and print each individual page of 10 results .

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #207 on: December 06, 2016, 01:45:35 AM »
Im trying to print out my entire call/txt history with one number.
Is there anyway to do this easily and nicely?
so far all I have is search for the contact and print each individual page of 10 results .
It's ridiculous that you can't show more than 10 results per page.
Get someone to write a quick script for you to automate it.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #208 on: December 10, 2016, 08:40:08 PM »
When I get a call waiting call I have to press 1 to accept the call. Anyway to bypass pressing 1?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #209 on: December 10, 2016, 11:22:20 PM »
When I get a call waiting call I have to press 1 to accept the call. Anyway to bypass pressing 1?
Turn off call screening:
https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115083?hl=en

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #210 on: December 11, 2016, 10:37:24 AM »

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #211 on: December 11, 2016, 10:43:47 AM »
But then caller ID won't work?
The normal caller ID? Why wouldn't it work? The extra spoken caller ID won't work.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #212 on: December 11, 2016, 11:28:52 AM »
The normal caller ID? Why wouldn't it work? The extra spoken caller ID won't work.
Thanks.
Edit. Screening was already off. I must have tried that at some point.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #213 on: December 11, 2016, 11:35:01 AM »
Thanks.
Edit. Screening was already off. I must have tried that at some point.
Screening was off, and you still need to press 1 to except?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #214 on: December 11, 2016, 11:35:40 AM »
Screening was off, and you still need to press 1 to except?
Correct. I even removed my forwarding number and then readded it

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #215 on: December 11, 2016, 12:01:42 PM »
Correct. I even removed my forwarding number and then readded it
That's strange! Just tried it for myself, and turning Call Screening off made that picking up the phone connected me directly to the call.

(maybe your changing the settings in a different Google account...)

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #216 on: December 12, 2016, 10:32:17 AM »
MMS

2 things

1) is it possible to send pic messages from my phone?

2) when someone else sends a group txt to my GV number I only get it as a regular txt so i have to respond tp every person individuality and the conversation can be come fragmented. Is there anyway to fix this ?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #217 on: December 12, 2016, 02:29:35 PM »
That's strange! Just tried it for myself, and turning Call Screening off made that picking up the phone connected me directly to the call.

(maybe your changing the settings in a different Google account...)
It's the right account.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #218 on: December 21, 2016, 11:55:03 PM »
When someone calls my GV/OBI they are asked to state their name before the phone rings. How to change that setting ?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #219 on: December 22, 2016, 12:02:58 AM »
When someone calls my GV/OBI they are asked to state their name before the phone rings. How to change that setting ?
https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115083?hl=en