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Set up Google Voice

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This article is for users. If you're an administrator, go to Set up Voice for your organization.

Google Voice gives you a phone number for calls, texts, and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices. If you're in the US, you can choose your own number. 

In addition to using Google Voice for calls, texts, and voicemails, you can also: 

  • Read voicemail transcripts in your inbox and search them like emails.
  • Personalize voicemail greetings.
  • Make international calls at low rates.
  • Get protection from spam calls and messages.
  • Block unwanted callers.
  • Screen calls before you answer.

Google Voice saves and processes your call, text, and voicemail information.

Sign up for Google Voice & get your number

Important: Google Voice doesn’t offer 1–800 numbers. 

Set Up Google Voice on iOS

  1. Download the Voice app.
  2. Open the Voice app .
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and then tap Accept.
  5. To pick your Google Voice number, tap Search.
  • You can search by city or area code. If numbers aren’t available in your area, try a nearby city or area code.
  1. Next to the number you want, tap Select
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

After setting up Google Voice, you can link another phone number. Learn more about setting up phones.

Cost and availability

  • When you call from the US, almost all Google Voice calls to the US and Canada are free.
  • Some calls to specific phone numbers in the US and Canada cost 1 cent per minute (USD). 
  • Calls outside the US are at listed rates.

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