Make Google Voice calls over the internet

You can make a Google Voice call from a computer or mobile device. Calls use about 0.2 MB of data per minute. 

The amount of data you use depends on your carrier’s network quality and speed. To use Google Voice to make calls through your mobile carrier, link your mobile number.

Learn which features work on Google Voice calls

  • You can't use incoming call options, like call recording and call transfer, on a computer or mobile device. 
  • If you use a Bluetooth® device, you might not be able to use the device buttons to answer or end calls.

Make emergency calls

You can only make emergency calls if your work or school manages your Voice for Google Workspace account. If your Voice for Google Workspace calls go through your mobile carrier rather than Wi-Fi or mobile data, your mobile carrier handles your emergency calls.

Turn on Wi-Fi calling

  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Under "Calls," tap Making and receiving calls.
  4. Select Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Make calls over Wi-Fi

Important: If you start a call from the phone app on your device instead of the Voice app, the call uses minutes from your mobile phone plan.

To use Wi-Fi for a call, start the call from the Voice app. Learn how to make a call with Google Voice.

Turn off Wi-Fi calling

Important: If Wi-Fi calling isn’t possible, Google Voice may use your carrier. Carrier charges may apply.

  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. Under "Calls," tap Making and receiving calls.
  4. Select Use carrier only.
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