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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 #380 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22:41 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #381 on: November 12, 2017, 09:30:38 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?

No but you can fwd your phone number to go to your google voice

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #382 on: November 12, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Is there any service that people recommend that lets you purchase a phone number (with some input in what number you receive) and then port it to google voice?
https://www.numberbarn.com/

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #383 on: November 12, 2017, 10:58:36 PM »
https://www.numberbarn.com/
Thanks!! How do I transfer a # I bought to google voice?

I want to use this # with Obi, does that change anything?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #384 on: November 12, 2017, 11:01:27 PM »
Thanks!! How do I transfer a # I bought to google voice?
After you buy a number (or after several days, depending what it says when it'll be available) you'll see under this number in account details the info to use for porting out.

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« Reply #385 on: November 12, 2017, 11:02:04 PM »
After you buy a number (or after several days, depending what it says when it'll be available) you'll see under this number in account details the info to use for porting out.
Amazing, thank you!
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #386 on: November 12, 2017, 11:06:00 PM »
With legacy Google voice you can have some input
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #387 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:54 PM »
With legacy Google voice you can have some input
No way - that I can see - to get to the legacy Google Voice for getting a number, it'll just redirect you again to the new interface.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #388 on: November 12, 2017, 11:10:36 PM »
No way - that I can see - to get to the legacy Google Voice for getting a number, it'll just redirect you again to the new interface.
I just got there a month ago. I will try to remember how.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #389 on: November 13, 2017, 02:42:50 AM »
Can I port a toll free number to google voice? If yes what's the incoming call pricing?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #390 on: November 13, 2017, 10:11:46 AM »
no you cant

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #391 on: November 13, 2017, 05:10:16 PM »
After you buy a number (or after several days, depending what it says when it'll be available) you'll see under this number in account details the info to use for porting out.
I see the porting info in numberbarn, but when I put the # into google voice, it tells me:
"Ooops! We currently don't support porting from your carrier. We apologize and are working on adding support for more carriers."
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #392 on: November 13, 2017, 05:56:13 PM »
I see the porting info in numberbarn, but when I put the # into google voice, it tells me:
"Ooops! We currently don't support porting from your carrier. We apologize and are working on adding support for more carriers."
Then you'd need to do the cellphone SIM workaround. As detailed in the wiki.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #393 on: November 13, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »
Then you'd need to do the cellphone SIM workaround. As detailed in the wiki.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #394 on: December 28, 2017, 08:59:05 AM »
GV stopped working for my mother on her iPhone a while back. I can't seem to find a fix. It works for incoming calls but she can't make calls out internationally or domestic. Any ideas?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #395 on: December 28, 2017, 06:28:27 PM »
GV stopped working for my mother on her iPhone a while back. I can't seem to find a fix. It works for incoming calls but she can't make calls out internationally or domestic. Any ideas?
assuming she's paying to make domestic and international calls?
 Unless she's calling from a u.s. number to another u.s number?
  Make sure that the Google Voice number is attached correctly and it's verified sometimes has to be Reverifeid for it to work and be able to make outgoing calls.
   Or try deleting the app and reinstalling it, also in the settings make sure it's set that you allow Google Hangouts to make phone calls.

 Good luck.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #396 on: December 28, 2017, 07:44:18 PM »
assuming she's paying to make domestic and international calls?
 Unless she's calling from a u.s. number to another u.s number?
  Make sure that the Google Voice number is attached correctly and it's verified sometimes has to be Reverifeid for it to work and be able to make outgoing calls.
   Or try deleting the app and reinstalling it, also in the settings make sure it's set that you allow Google Hangouts to make phone calls.

 Good luck.

Tried to detach it and verify the number again. Tried reinstalling.

Shes's using Google Voice. Not Hangouts.
It says the number can't be completed at this time.
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« Reply #397 on: December 28, 2017, 08:10:59 PM »
Tried to detach it and verify the number again. Tried reinstalling.

Shes's using Google Voice. Not Hangouts.
It says the number can't be completed at this time.
Assuming it worked in the past?
 If you still can't get it to work just download hangouts(hangouts dialer) and connect the two by logging into the same email, as you would be able to place out going calls hopefully.
 Just remember to add the +1 to which ever number your calling if it's abroad to another US number.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #398 on: December 28, 2017, 08:16:43 PM »
Assuming it worked in the past?
 If you still can't get it to work just download hangouts(hangouts dialer) and connect the two by logging into the same email, as you would be able to place out going calls hopefully.
 Just remember to add the +1 to which ever number your calling if it's abroad to another US number.

It did work in the past. And I've done a bunch of research online and all I can guess is that the update ruined things for a lot of people and they just never fixed it.

The issue with Hangouts (and CMIIW) is that it makes the calls over wifi/data where as GV makes the calls using the service provider. And I prefer it that way. She is currently using Skype for international calls but it too makes calls over the internet and isn't always great.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #399 on: December 28, 2017, 08:45:30 PM »
It did work in the past. And I've done a bunch of research online and all I can guess is that the update ruined things for a lot of people and they just never fixed it.

The issue with Hangouts (and CMIIW) is that it makes the calls over wifi/data where as GV makes the calls using the service provider. And I prefer it that way. She is currently using Skype for international calls but it too makes calls over the internet and isn't always great.
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.
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