- On your computer, open Google Voice.
- At the top left, click Menu Legacy Google Voice. Google Voice will look different, but you're in the right place.
- At the top right, click Settings Settings.
- Click the "Phones" tab.
- Make sure your "Forwards calls to:" phone is selected.
- Then click the "Edit" button under the phone number
- Change the phone type to "Mobile"
- Save the setting change.
- On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
- At the top right, click Settings .
- On the left, click Calls.
- Under Incoming calls, change where you get calls:
- Change which devices get calls: Under My devices, turn them on.
- Change which numbers get forwarded calls: Under Call forwarding, turn then on.
- On the left, click Messages.
- Turn on the forwarding you want:
- Forward messages to linked numbers—Next to the linked numbers, check the box.
My devices lists all the devices that you potentially would answer calls on, either as a forwarded call (linked carrier number) or using the GV app. It is prefered to use the GV app instead of forwarding calls to the carrier number, unless the linked number is for a landline or similar.
- The "classic" or original method, was to forward that call, over the ordinary public switched telephone network (PSTN) as a regular telephone call. You "linked" up to six 10-digit US phone numbers, and you controlled which of those phones would receive calls forwarded by your Google Voice numbers. This method still works as it did in the past.
- The new method uses SIP VoIP. Google Voice can directly ring SIP clients on:
- The Google Voice desktop website (User Interface, or UI), running on Firefox or Google Chrome browsers, which have built-in SIP clients
- Android devices, using the Google Voice app
- iOS devices using the Google Voice app
- Poly OBiTALK devices
- Google Voice can act as a SIP VoIP server. The Google Voice website on Firefox or Chrome, or the Android or iOS apps, or OBiTALK devices, all act as SIP VoIP clients, which can be set to ring when you receive an inbound GV call.
- Google Voice can forward calls over the conventional telephone network (PSTN). These are ordinary telephone calls that can be forwarded to land line or mobile phone numbers.
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