Call someone

You can make domestic and international calls from your Google Voice number.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the bottom, tap Add Add and then Make a call.
  3. Enter a contact's name or phone number.
    • For international calls, enter the country code before the number (for example, +55 for Brazil).
  4. Tap Call Call.
You see a different number when calling

When you call someone, you might see a U.S. number that isn’t your Google Voice number or the other person's number. Numbers like these are used to send all Google Voice calls. The person you're calling will still see your Google Voice number.

Learn more about the cost of a call.

Know how much a call costs

  • Almost all Google Voice calls to the U.S. and Canada are free when you're calling from the U.S.
  • Calls to a few places in the U.S. and Canada cost 1 cent per minute (USD), or the listed rate for your local currency 
  • Calls to places outside of the U.S. are at listed rates

Domestic and international calls use minutes from your mobile phone plan, and you might be charged long-distance rates. If you have a U.S. number and try to make a call when you're in another country, you'll be charged international rates.

Check your balance
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Next to "Credit," you’ll see your current balance.
Add money

Note: Calling credit can't be added in the Google Voice app, but you can add money at

  1. In your iPhone's web browser, like Chrome or Safari, go to Google Voice.
  2. At the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Add credit.
  4. Tap the amount of credit to add to your balance.
  5. Pay with your Google Account. You'll get an email to confirm your purchase.
Confirm that your paid call is using Google Voice

If your call isn't free, you’ll hear or see a message from Google Voice. The message will say how much the call costs or that the call is being routed through Google Voice.

If you don't hear or see a message, your call isn't using Google Voice. Your carrier can charge you. 

Check that your call settings haven't been changed by a recent app update or another app that's conflicting with Google Voice.

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