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Set up a Google Voice account

With Google Voice, you get a free phone number for calls, text messages, and voicemail. You can use the apps on smartphones and computers, and you can link your number to any mobile or landline number.

  1. On your computer, open Google Voice.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  4. Search by city or area code for a number. Google Voice doesn't offer 1-800 numbers.
    • If there aren't any numbers available in the area you want, try somewhere nearby.
  5. Next to the number you want, click Select. Follow the instructions. 
After setting up Google Voice, you can link another phone number. Learn more about setting up phones.

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