Call someone

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

Important: Emergency calling is available only for Voice for G Suite accounts managed by your work or school.

To view information for an account managed by your work or school, sign in to your G Suite account.

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. In the Calls Calls tab tab, if the person appears in your recent calls list, point to their name and click Call Call.

    Or, choose one of these methods in the Calls Calls tab, Messages Messages tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab tabs:

    • If the person appears in your contacts list on the right, click their name.
    • In the search bar at the top, or in the Enter name or number field on the right, enter the person's name or phone number. Click their name in the list of contacts that appears.
    • Use the keypad to dial the number, and then click Call Call.
      To show the keypad, in the bottom right, click Dial Dial.

      For international calls, enter the country code before the number (for example, +55 for Brazil).

In the upper right, the Call as field shows your Google Voice number.

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 the U.S. are at listed rates

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

Check your balance
  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. On the left, click Payments.
  4. Under Current balance, view your current balance.
Add money
  1. Go to voice.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. On the left, click Payments.
  4. Next to Current balance, click Add credit.
  5. Select an amount to add, then click Add credit.
  6. Select your payment method, then click Buy.
    You get an email to confirm your purchase.
  7. (Optional) Next to Auto-recharge, select what to do when your balance falls below $2.00:
    • $10, $25, $50—Automatically add this amount of credit. After you select your payment method, click Save.
    • Notify me via email—Get an email reminder when your balance is low.
    • Off—Don't automatically add more credit to your account.

If you're not sure how much credit to buy, you can find the calling rate for a number. Next to Calling rates, click Look up Look up and enter the country/region you want to call. Rates vary by country/region and are counted per minute.

Learn more

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 Voice.

If you don't get a message, your call isn't using Voice. Your carrier might charge you.

Check your Voice settings to verify a recent app update or another app hasn't changed your settings.

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