With Google Voice, you get a free phone number for calls, text messages, and voicemail. You can use the apps on smartphones and computers, and you can link your number to any mobile or landline number.
What you can do with Voice
- Text from your computer or mobile phone
- Read your voicemail and search through it like email
- Personalize voicemail greetings for family and friends
- Make international calls at low rates
- Get protected from spam calls, block unwanted callers, and screen calls before answering
To offer these services, Voice saves and processes your call, text, and voicemail information.
What you need to use Voice
- A Google Account
- Computer or mobile phone with internet access (for sign-up)
- U.S. phone number that can forward calls after ringing
- Note: Some VoIP phone number providers don't allow conditional call forwarding
Cost and availability
Voice is only available in the U.S. If you're outside the U.S., you can make calls with Hangouts.
System and browser requirements
Operating systems that work with Voice
- Chrome OS
- Apple® macOS®
- Microsoft® Windows®
- Limited functionality may be available on other platforms.
Web browsers that work with Voice
- Chrome Browser
- Mozilla® Firefox® (Windows and Mac)
Sign up for Voice and get your number
- On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- Search by city or area code for a number. Voice doesn't offer 1-800 numbers.
- If there aren't any numbers available in the area you want, try somewhere nearby.
- Next to the number you want, click Select. Follow the instructions.