Get started with Voice

2. Make and receive calls

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You can make and receive calls on your computer at or use the Google Voice app on your mobile device.

When you make calls in Voice, you can use Wi-Fi and mobile data instead of minutes from your mobile phone plan. If an Internet connection isn't available, you can make calls using the linked number from your mobile carrier if you set up a number.

In this section, you learn how to:

2.1 Make a call
2.2 Join a meeting
2.3 Call emergency services

2.1 Make a call

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Note: The buttons on your connected Bluetooth® devices may not work as expected to answer calls or hang up.

On a mobile device

Note: If you want to make calls through your mobile device carrier, caller ID needs to be turned on.

  1. Open the Google Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the bottom, tap Call Calls.
  3. In the Search box, enter a contact's name or phone number or tap Dial Dial and enter a number.
    For international calls, enter the country code before the number (for example, add 55 for Brazil).
Call on mobile

Make a call using Wi-Fi and mobile data:

  1. Open the Google Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Under Calls, tap Make and receive calls.
  4. Select Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile data.
  5. (Optional) To turn off Wi-Fi calling, choose the alternative option for your phone's telephone carrier.
  6. Start a call from the Google Voice app.

Important: If you start a call from your mobile device instead of the Google Voice app, the call uses minutes from your mobile phone plan.

On mobile, select "Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile data"

On a computer

(Chrome Browser or Mozilla® Firefox® only)

  1. Open Voice.
  2. On the left, click CallsCalls.
  3. Click Make a call.
  4. Enter the name or phone number you want to call.
  5. Click Call Calls.
Make a call on a computer

2.2 Join a meeting

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A meeting participant in Hangouts Meet can invite you to join a meeting by calling your Voice number. When you answer the call, you're connected to the meeting. See Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Meet on a phone

2.3 Call emergency services

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You can get help in an emergency by calling your local emergency services number from Voice. Any phone, including mobile phones, can call emergency services and connect to emergency responders.

Phone with emergency and phone symbols

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