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Change your Google Voice number

You can replace your current Google Voice number with a new one for $20.

After you've changed your number, you can't undo the process or get your money back.

Change your number

  1. On your computer, open Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Legacy Google Voice. Google Voice will look different, but you're in the right place.
  3. At the top right, click Settings Settings  and then Settings.
  4. Click the "Phones" tab.
  5. Next to your current number, click Change / Port.
  6. Select I want a new number. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your new number and pay.
  7. After you've completed the transaction, you'll get a few emails with updates and further instructions.

If you want to use your existing mobile number, you can port it into Google Voice. You'll be charged a $20 fee to transfer your number.

What happens to your information

  • Both your old and new Google numbers will show for 90 days after the number change.
  • Calls to your old number will forward to your Google Voice account for 90 days. 
  • After 90 days, you'll get an email of the contacts who used your old Google Voice number. 

Keep your original Google Voice number

You can keep your original number as a secondary number. You'll be charged a $20 fee to keep it.

Calls and text messages to both numbers will reach you. But outbound calls and texts will only be sent from your main Google Voice number.

  1. Within 90 days of changing or transferring a number, open Google Voice on your computer.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Legacy Google Voice. Google Voice will look different, but you're in the right place.
  3. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  4. Click the "Phones" tab.
  5. Next to your old number, click Make permanent.  Follow the onscreen instructions to confirm and pay.
  6. After you've paid, the expiration date next to your original Google Voice number will disappear.

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