Below are common questions about managing Google Voice for a team of Google Workspace users.
OverviewWhat is Voice for Google Workspace?
Google Voice is a cloud telephony service for businesses. With Voice, your organization can give users a local telephone numbers for phone calls, text messaging (market dependent), and voicemail. Users can also forward their number to any mobile or landline number and access Voice on their smartphones and computers.
Yes. The Voice Standard and Premier subscriptions support these business telephones from Polycom:
- Polycom VVX 150 OBi Edition
- Polycom VVX 250 OBi Edition
- Polycom VVX 350 OBi Edition
- Polycom VVX 450 OBi Edition
Voice is currently available in these countries:
- U.S. (excluding U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Google Voice currently supports SMS messages only in the U.S.
DeploymentHow can I deploy Google Voice in my organization?
Voice is available as an add-on subscription to any Google Workspace edition. To learn how to deploy Voice in your organization, see the Google Workspace Administrator Help Center.
Yes. You can grant someone in your organization privileges to manage Voice. Learn how to create a Voice admin role.
Yes. If users in your organization already have a Voice number associated with their Google Workspace account, you can migrate existing users to managed accounts.
Yes. You can let users in your organization choose their phone number when they sign up for Voice. Learn how to let users choose their own number.
If you run out of numbers, you can choose numbers in a nearby area code or transfer numbers from another carrier into Voice.
Yes. If you have existing phone numbers with another service provider, you can port those numbers to Voice. Learn how to Port business numbers to Voice.
Porting numbers into Google Voice is not yet supported in Canada.
If you stop using Voice, you can port the phone numbers to another carrier. To port a number out of Google Voice for Google Workspace, you need to initiate the request with the receiving service provider.
Porting numbers from Voice for Google Workspace to other Google services, such as personal Google Voice, Google Fi, and Google Fiber, is not yet supported.
Enter the physical location of the user. If a user calls an emergency number, Voice sends their service address to emergency services.
ReportingHow can I see Voice usage?
To see how many users in your organization are using Google Voice, you can view App reports.