Get all your voicemails on Google Voice

If your voicemails are scattered across your mobile, home and work voicemails, let Google voicemail pick up the messages for all Google Voice and mobile calls. With Google voicemail, you can access your voicemails all in one place.

Set up Google voicemail on your mobile phone

By setting up Google voicemail for your mobile phone, you will get all your voicemails in your Google Voice inbox when callers call either your Google Voice number or your mobile phone number.

  1. On your computer, open Google Voice.
  2. At the top right, click Settings .
  3. Click Settings, then choose the Phones tab.
  4. Find the forwarding phone where you want Google voicemail, then click Activate Google voicemail on this phone.
  5. Follow the instructions to turn on Google voicemail. These will be different depending on your carrier.
Turn off Google voicemail to switch back to carrier voicemail

To switch back to your mobile phone's default voicemail, turn off Google voicemail:

  1. On your computer, open Google Voice.
  2. At the top right, click Settings .
  3. Click Settings, then choose the Phones tab.
  4. Find the forwarding phone where you don't want Google voicemail, then click Deactivate Google voicemail on this phone.
  5. Follow the instructions to turn off Google voicemail. These will be different depending on your carrier.

Set up Google voicemail on your home or work phone

By using Google voicemail for your home and work landlines, you will get all your voicemails in your Google Voice inbox when callers call your Google Voice number.  Calls to your home or work phone number will still be recorded on your home or work voicemail system.

Set your home or work voicemail to pick up after 30 seconds. By setting it to this length of time, the caller will be connected to Google voicemail instead of the landline voicemail.

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