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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 #660 on: July 28, 2020, 12:40:40 PM »
Is it possible to port number from Sprint to gv and still keep the plan with a new number
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #661 on: July 28, 2020, 03:21:14 PM »
Is it possible to port number from Sprint to gv and still keep the plan with a new number
Add a line with a new number to keep the plan. Then port out.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #662 on: July 28, 2020, 03:48:24 PM »
Add a line with a new number to keep the plan. Then port out.
Still on the $15 plan, plans now are $60.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #663 on: July 28, 2020, 03:52:07 PM »
Still on the $15 plan, plans now are $60.
New plans are $60 ask them how much to add a line on your plan.

For example I was on the free for a year plan. I wanted my number in google voice so I ported it out but I still wanted the free plan so before I ported I added a line at the same price of free. Effectively keeping my plan open. Cant guarantee it's possible for you.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #664 on: July 28, 2020, 11:56:15 PM »
$15 plan
Just curious which $15 plan?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #665 on: July 29, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »
Just curious which $15 plan?
Years ago before the free year it was called start up plan or something
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #666 on: July 29, 2020, 12:20:22 AM »
Years ago before the free year it was called start up plan or something
Gotcha. I was on the free plan and it wasn't worth the tax I had to pay for it! ($4-5)

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #667 on: August 09, 2020, 04:51:48 AM »
is there an app that can record an outgoing google voice call?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #668 on: August 09, 2020, 08:32:43 AM »

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #669 on: August 09, 2020, 08:45:18 AM »
is there an app that can record an outgoing google voice call?
In general no (separate) app can record VoIP calls.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #670 on: August 09, 2020, 02:53:33 PM »
https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115083?
so basically its not possible on outgoing calls?
In general no (separate) app can record VoIP calls.
is there any way around this?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #671 on: August 10, 2020, 02:45:16 AM »
https://support.google.com/voice/thread/771679?hl=en&msgid=774618


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Google recently changed the way linked/forwarding telephone numbers are added to a Google Voice configuration. 

  • If you add a telephone number via using the mobile Google Voice app, it will classify that number as a mobile number, which can receive forwarded text messages.
  • If you add a phone number via the Google Voice web page user interface (UI) at https://voice.google.com/settings, then it will classify the number as a land line, which cannot receive text messages, so the text forwarding check boxes will be grayed-out.

To correct the phone type of a mobile phone number classified as a land line number, do this:

  • From the new Google Voice web page, click the three vertical dots in the left-side menu bar.  Click "Legacy Google Voice".
  • On the legacy web page, click the gear icon in the upper right corner, then click Settings. 
  • On the Settings page, click the Edit button under the number.  On the next page, change the phone type to "mobile", and save your setting.


  You will now be able to check the box to forward text messages.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #673 on: August 10, 2020, 08:43:47 AM »
is there any way around this?
I don't believe so, you call always make some hack with the headphone jack or something.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #674 on: August 14, 2020, 11:05:02 AM »
Hi,
I'm having trouble setting up google voice to make outgoing calls not through the internet. (I'm trying to get free calling to Canada) Even when i set making and receiving calls using carrier only it still doesn't work.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #675 on: August 14, 2020, 11:23:11 AM »
Hi,
I'm having trouble setting up google voice to make outgoing calls not through the internet. (I'm trying to get free calling to Canada) Even when i set making and receiving calls using carrier only it still doesn't work.
Are you getting an error? Is phone not calling? Please specify the problem.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #676 on: August 14, 2020, 01:08:14 PM »
It only let's me call with an internet connection even though I switched the making and receiving calls option to use carrier only.
When i try calling through he app it just says please wait.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #677 on: August 14, 2020, 04:36:39 PM »
It only let's me call with an internet connection even though I switched the making and receiving calls option to use carrier only.
When i try calling through he app it just says please wait.
Google voice needs a drop of internet to initiate the call, but once your connected it won't be using data

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #678 on: August 14, 2020, 04:55:45 PM »
It doesn't have the option anymore of accessing your account by dialing your gv number and calling from there? (Like a calling card)

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #679 on: August 14, 2020, 05:13:43 PM »
It doesn't have the option anymore of accessing your account by dialing your gv number and calling from there? (Like a calling card)
You can call your Google voice number and and put in your pin, I haven't tried in years so YMMV.