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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.

  Tried asking on the forum and still got no response? Try asking on the Google voice forum from Google.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/hangouts
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #780 on: May 02, 2023, 01:31:37 AM »
Yup.
So people with GV don't really need to rent a phone in israel

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #781 on: May 02, 2023, 01:35:20 AM »
So people with GV don't really need to rent a phone in israel
I wrote up a little post back a few years ago all about using GV. Needs a whole ton of editing. But the idea is there.
 In short if your going to use your carriers data you'll have very spotty connections and people won't be able to hear you. And calls will drop and some calls won't want to connect.     Though if you're connected to wifi the whole day then go for it.
 Otherwise spend the $8 for an Israeli sim just with data and local calls and use GV for everything else.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #782 on: May 02, 2023, 01:55:02 AM »
Use Google Fi (or something similar) for the data and text messages then set call forwarding from your primary US number to your Google voice number so it's not charging for the calls since GV is using data and not cellular network

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/avoid-international-roaming-charges/

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #783 on: May 02, 2023, 11:13:11 AM »
I wrote up a little post back a few years ago all about using GV. Needs a whole ton of editing. But the idea is there.
 In short if your going to use your carriers data you'll have very spotty connections and people won't be able to hear you. And calls will drop and some calls won't want to connect.     Though if you're connected to wifi the whole day then go for it.
 Otherwise spend the $8 for an Israeli sim just with data and local calls and use GV for everything else.
So my phone is locked, so planning on renting mifi for data and through that calling with GV will that work ok? Then indoors will be on wifi mostly.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #784 on: May 02, 2023, 03:26:32 PM »
So my phone is locked, so planning on renting mifi for data and through that calling with GV will that work ok? Then indoors will be on wifi mostly.
Should work, What carrier is your device locked to?
Many carriers would do a temporary unlock while visiting another country to alow for you to use the phone abroad.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #785 on: May 02, 2023, 04:14:33 PM »
Should work, What carrier is your device locked to?
Many carriers would do a temporary unlock while visiting another country to alow for you to use the phone abroad.
Tracfone

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #786 on: May 02, 2023, 04:16:03 PM »
Tracfone
You had it for more than 60 days?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #787 on: May 02, 2023, 04:23:15 PM »
You had it for more than 60 days?
Ya but it's not used with them, using a different provider

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« Reply #788 on: May 02, 2023, 04:28:19 PM »
Ya but it's not used with them, using a different provider
Then it's not locked, otherwise how you using another provider?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #789 on: May 02, 2023, 05:11:27 PM »
Then it's not locked, otherwise how you using another provider?
called tracfone they said it's locked, can use straight talk too on their phones

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« Reply #790 on: May 02, 2023, 05:13:12 PM »
called tracfone they said it's locked, can use straight talk too on their phones
Got it. Another of their sister companies.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #791 on: May 02, 2023, 11:37:27 PM »
What does this mean: Incoming Google Voice calls to other phone numbers will be charged ?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #792 on: May 03, 2023, 12:19:40 AM »
What does this mean: Incoming Google Voice calls to other phone numbers will be charged ?
Meaning if you have call forwarding and it comes into your tracfone device you may be charged.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #793 on: May 03, 2023, 01:25:07 AM »
Meaning if you have call forwarding and it comes into your tracfone device you may be charged.
So can't really forward my calls to my google number? How would they charge me? Have no money there

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #794 on: May 03, 2023, 01:26:04 AM »
So can't really forward my calls to my google number? How would they charge me? Have no money there
You're fine. Send a screenahot of what you see.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #795 on: May 09, 2023, 01:09:59 PM »
Chose a new Google voice number and trying from out of the US to use it to place a call through GV app but says international network detected and can be expensive because out of US, then says when selected to place call with GV says phone not registered on network any ideas what's wrong here?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #796 on: May 09, 2023, 01:44:36 PM »
Chose a new Google voice number and trying from out of the US to use it to place a call through GV app but says international network detected and can be expensive because out of US, then says when selected to place call with GV says phone not registered on network any ideas what's wrong here?
You have service? Calling another US number? Dialing the 1 or + sign?
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #797 on: May 09, 2023, 03:07:53 PM »
Chose a new Google voice number and trying from out of the US to use it to place a call through GV app but says international network detected and can be expensive because out of US, then says when selected to place call with GV says phone not registered on network any ideas what's wrong here?
Make sure under the Making and receiving calls setting, that prefer Wi-Fi is selected.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #798 on: May 12, 2023, 04:39:40 PM »
I have a google voice number, and I am getting am receiving spam calls about 6 times a day—all from the same area code as my phone. The spammers leave a short voicemail—not sure if it is a real person on the line. Either way, they are hogging my voicemail and it is super annoying. Is there any way to block all callers from a single area code? Alternatively, is there a way to turn off the voicemail on the line? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

Just tried changing the voicemail greeting to blank message for 2:55 minutes. Hopefully, they won't wait around to leave me a message, and if I am really lucky they will finally give up on scamming me on medicare:)
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #799 on: May 12, 2023, 05:17:17 PM »


I have a google voice number, and I am getting am receiving spam calls about 6 times a day—all from the same area code as my phone. The spammers leave a short voicemail—not sure if it is a real person on the line. Either way, they are hogging my voicemail and it is super annoying. Is there any way to block all callers from a single area code? Alternatively, is there a way to turn off the voicemail on the line? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

Just tried changing the voicemail greeting to blank message for 2:55 minutes. Hopefully, they won't wait around to leave me a message, and if I am really lucky they will finally give up on scamming me on medicare:)

Turn on filter spam in settings.

You can also turn on screen calls where they would have to say a name and you can pickup or reject the call.