Make calls over the internet on Google Voice

You can use Wi-Fi and mobile data instead of minutes from your mobile phone plan to make phone calls on Google Voice. If an internet connection isn't available, Voice can make calls using the linked number from your mobile carrier that you set up. Learn more about linked numbers.

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

Turn off Wi-Fi calling

Wi-Fi calling is on by default on your computer. You can choose to only use your phone to make Google Voice calls.

You can't turn off Wi-Fi calling if you have a Voice for G Suite account managed by your work or school.

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. On the left, click Calls.
  4. Turn Always use my phone to place calls On On.

Use Wi-Fi calling

To use Wi-Fi calling, start a call at voice.google.com.

Calls using data use approximately 0.2MB of data per minute. The exact amount of data you use depends on your carrier’s network quality and speed.

Note: You can't use incoming call options, such as call recording or call transfer.

Turn off incoming calls in classic Hangouts

This feature is not available for Voice for G Suite accounts managed by your work or school. Learn more

If you currently use classic Hangouts to make calls over Wi-Fi, we recommend turning off incoming calls in classic Hangouts so your devices don’t ring twice.

  1. Open Hangouts.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Uncheck the Ring on incoming phone calls box.

Browsers you can use for Wi-Fi calling

Wi-Fi calling is compatible with these browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Wi-Fi calling is not compatible with these browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
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