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Can't use my phone number to verify even though google deleted my google voice # for inactivity 1 Recommended Answer 8 Replies 10 Upvotes
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I would simply like to be able to link my mobile number to a new google voice number. Google deleted my old google voice number due to inactivity quite some time ago. I wouldn't have let it expire had I known that my mobile number would be blocked from using linking to google voice from here on out. What can I do?
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Yeah, marking this duplicate to an unsolved issue does nothing for anyone unless you are willing to say that it doesn't matter that my mobile number has no Google voice number associated with it any longer. I lost my Google voice number due to inactivity so I never get one again? That's silly.
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The reasons that Google accounts are not eligible to be assigned a Google Voice inbound telephone number include (but may not be limited to):
  1. The submitted number is from a telephone carrier that is ineligible to be used to claim a Google Voice number.  Submit a different forwarding phone number.  The number you submit must be from one of the "big four" mobile carriers (AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless) or one of their subsidiary or re-seller brands, or from a traditional land line carrier such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Frontier, Spectrum or Verizon.
  2. The submitted number has been previously used by either you, or the previous user of that number, to request a Google Voice number.  Submit a different number.
  3. You cannot delete a Google Voice number, expecting to then claim a different Google Voice number; your account will be blocked from doing so, as it would circumvent paying the number change fee.
  4. The submitted number is outside the 48 contiguous US states.  Submit a number from within the 48 contiguous US states.  You cannot sign up for a Google Voice number, nor port in a number, while outside the USA.
  5. You have tried to submit forwarding numbers too many times in a short period of time.  Wait at least 24 hours before trying again.
  6. Your Google account has been flagged for some violation of Google's Terms of Service or its Acceptable Use Policy.  You are ineligible to get a Google Voice number.
These limitations are in place to protect the service from abuse.  As such, to limit information which could be used to reverse-engineer the protections, Google will not provide any more-specific details on individual cases where a number request has been denied
Last edited 3/28/19
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That is the exact same answer I linked-to already.  It is the one and only, correct answer. 
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I copied your answer because it was the answer
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So then how do you get a new google number?
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DC Joseph:
See the post by Bluescat in this post for the answer 
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Help me to open my Google voice number back
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