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Hi Ronnie Custis, welcome to the Google Voice community forum.
If you'd like to change the Caller-ID of incoming calls to show your Google Voice number, instead of the person calling to help differentiate which calls are being made directly to your personal line, and which are being made to your Google Voice number, you can set that up in the Legacy Google Voice interface.  To access this setting directly, visit the following web page:
The following image shows where you can change this.
To show your Google Voice number as Caller-ID, you'd select "Display my Google Voice number."
If you'd like to revert back to showing the caller's Caller-ID, just select "Display caller's number."
The alternate way to distinguish between callers to your Google Voice number, and your personal cell phone number is to enable Call screening, also at the same place, which you can see in the above screenshot.
This will prompt you to Press 1 on your dial keypad every time someone calls your Google Voice number.  You will also be told who the caller is, when they call.  If the caller is in your contacts (https://contacts.google.com/) then you will hear a text-to-speech synthesis of their name.  If they are not in you contacts, they will be prompted every time they call to state their name, until you add them to your contacts.
These are the two methods to distinguish calls between your personal phone number, and your Google Voice phone number.
Hope this information is useful!  Let me know if you have further questions.
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