Request a Google Voice or classic Hangouts refund

Ask for a refund

Important: Your Google Voice balance can't be transferred to another Google Account or used for other Google services.

You can ask for a refund for Google Voice or classic Hangouts calls and balances within six months of your original purchase. If your account was migrated to an account managed by your organisation, you can request a balance refund.

  1. Sign in to the Google Account that you use for Google Voice or classic Hangouts.
  2. To access your billing history, click this link or copy it into your browser:
  3. Continue with the steps below.
  4. At the top right, click Refund balance.
  5. Select your refund type:
    • Refund entire balance: Click Request refund and then Request refund.
    • Refund a single call: From the ‘Get call credit’ box, under ‘Recent calls’, click Get credit and then Select a reason for the refund and then Request refund.
  • Once you've completed the  steps above:
    • You'll receive an email from Google Voice or Hangouts confirming the refund request.
    • In Google Voice billing view, the credit shown goes to zero.
    • Paid phone calls are no longer possible.

Things to keep in mind

Google tries to refund your balance through Google Pay. It may take several days for your refund to appear in Google Pay

  • If the refund is successful, you won’t get any emails. Once processed, your original transaction is labelled ‘Google Voice’ and marked as refunded in Google Pay.
  • If your credit card expires or isn’t in your payment profile, Google Pay can’t refund the original form of payment. You’ll get an email from that asks you to resolve the issue. 
  • It may take up to 10 days for your refund to appear in your original form of payment. 
  • If you don’t get your refund, try these steps to troubleshoot Google Pay issues

Important: Sign in to with the same account that you use for Google Voice or classic Hangouts.

Refund currencies available

Refunds are only reimbursed in these currencies.

US Dollar USD
Euro EUR
Canadian Dollar CAD
British Pound Sterling GBP

Troubleshoot a refund sent to a closed account

If the account that you paid with is closed or your card number has changed, you’ll receive an email to update your payment information. If you haven’t received a refund or an email from Google within 15 days, contact your bank account or card issuer. Your bank account or card issuer may hold the funds and be able to arrange a transfer.

Non-refundable requests

You can't get a refund for:

  • Free promotions
  • Requests made 30 or fewer days since your last refund request
  • Credit transfers between Google accounts
  • USD $10 fee to change your Google Voice number
  • USD $20 fee to transfer your number to Google Voice
  • USD $20 fee to keep your original Google Voice number when you port your number from a mobile phone service provider 
  • USD $3 fee to transfer your number out of Google Voice

Estimated timeline for refunds

  • Refund a single call: Within minutes.
  • Refund entire balance: Up to 10 business days.
  • Manual refund: 14 business days after Google gets your refund form.

Refunds also depend on the type of refund that you request and your payment method.

  • When you request a refund for an entire balance, an email is sent to the account holder to confirm the requested refund amount.
  • Google Pay attempts to refund your credit by sending eligible Google Voice or classic Hangouts transactions back to the original form of payment.
  • If there are issues with prior refunds, you get an email from Google Pay with information on how to resolve those issues.
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