How do I get Get Google Voice?
Google voice - A telephone and text message service for your mobile device and PC
In a world where cloud-based systems have been normalized, google voice has proven to be one of the best. It offers an amazing slate of services at very affordable prices. Google Voice allows you to take your office or home phone with you anywhere you go.
It's a free internet mobile service that enables you to connect all your cellular services and make calls to different devices at a time. For instance, if you own a landline, a business phone, and a personal phone, rather than bouncing between three numbers, with google voice, you can give out just one number. So when someone calls you, you'll get notified on all three devices. You can also decide to use google voice on your PC to make and receive calls.
To use any of the google voice features, you will need to have a google account first. You will also need to own an existing U.S based landline or mobile phone number. For anyone who has too many numbers to manage, Google voice is a great app that can help to merge more than one communication channel.
The google voice app is also a great app for regular travelers who are compelled to bounce between devices.
Perhaps you find yourself changing numbers or paying a fortune for International calls, google voice can ease the stress off you.
How to activate Google Voice:
Setting up the google voice on your mobile device or computer is pretty simple. It has a simple user interface that works just like your normal phone app. Although this has a lot more flexibility than most apps.
Once it's connected, you can send and receive messages using wifi or cellular data. However, there are a few restrictions.
If you're sending texts to anyone in Canada or the U.S, they are free. But once it's outside any of this region, then you'll have to have a wifi or data connection on. Otherwise, your phone company may charge you for extra roaming fees to send a text message from google.
Here's how to use Google voice app.
How to activate and use google voice on your mobile phone:
- Make sure you have a google account
- Download the app to your mobile device. Whether iOS or Android
- Choose the Google account you would like to attach a voice number with and tap - continue
- Select a google voice number. Do this by entering your zip code to load a list of relevant numbers to choose from
- Once you found the number you'd want to use, tap on the select button that's beside the number
- Google voice will confirm the number you picked. After which you move on to the verification process
- Follow the instructions as you see on your screen to complete your verification process and that's it
How to use google voice on your computer/windows:
- Go to the Google voice website on your system and sign in to your Google account
- Enter your area code or city
- Pick a phone number you'd like to use and click verify
- A code will be sent to you. Once you receive it, enter it into the box you'll see below
- Confirm the number and click on finish twice (this is a requirement to complete this process) and you're done
How to link more than one number to your google voice account
- Once you're logged in, you go to your Google voice dashboard
- At the bottom of the dashboard, you'll see "new linked number" click on that
- Enter the number you'll wish to link and then click on send code
- Finish up with certification the same way you did your first number
Note - you can use this process for as many numbers you want to link to your google voice account
If you wish to see all your linked numbers, go to your dashboard and scroll down. There you'll find all your linked numbers under a phone icon.
Notable features on the Google voice app
- Google voice helps you take care of your calls
- It keeps you connected
- It protects your phone from spam calls
- You get to make international calls at low rates
- It helps screen calls before you answer, blocks unwanted callers, and much more
Pros of Google voice:
- Google voice comes directly to your mobile device and computer
- You can receive and send texts and emails through your google voice number
- Google voice emails transcript of voicemails to you without having to keep all the recorded voicemails
- Voicemail transcripts are sometimes not as accurate as should be and not all voicemails can be transcripts.
Download and install Google Voice on your Laptop or Desktop computer
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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:
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Select your PC version:
- Windows 7-10
- Windows 11
If you want to install and use the Google Voice app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .
Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Google Voice in the search bar and press Search. Click on Google Voiceapplication icon. A window of Google Voice on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Step 4: for Mac OS
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Google Voice for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one
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How to download and install Google Voice on Windows 11
To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.
Steps to setup your pc and download Google Voice app on Windows 11:
- Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
Check if Google Voice already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Google Voice". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Google Voice app.
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- Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
To find Google Voice Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Google Voice app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.
Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Google Voice app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».
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Google Voice Software Features and Description
Google Voice gives you a phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app in the office, at home, or on the go.
NOTE: Google Voice only works for personal Google Accounts in the US and Google Workspace accounts in select markets. Text messaging is not supported in all markets.
You’re in control
Get spam filtered automatically and block numbers you don’t want to hear from. Manage your time with personalized settings for forwarding calls, text messages, and voicemail.
Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.
Manage messages across devices
Send and receive individual and group SMS messages from all your devices
Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides advanced voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app and/or have sent to your email.
Save on international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without paying extra for international minutes with your mobile carrier
Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US. Google Voice for Google Workspace users is available in select countries. Check with your administrator for access.
• Calls made using Google Voice for iPhone can be placed through a Google Voice access number. All access number based calls use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan and may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally).
Top Pcmac Reviews
By LambdaPrincess (Pcmac user)
The Google folks have been working hard on this app since they give it the functionality we all expect when we text. I have every faith that they will finally get it together and that one day it will work effortlessly like it used to before they added the features that we all asked for.
Google voice, in general, is a service that I cannot see living without. In my opinion, google voice must be something that God created on the eighth day after he rested on the seventh I love it that much. I feel sorry for people who do not use Google Voice as their primary way to contact people. I can't think of any way that they could possibly improve google voice's incredibly rich and awesome features, except to finally get the app to stop crashing a few times a week.
Crashes regularly, many bugs
By LostInSicilia (Pcmac user)
I have been using this app for 1.5 years because I love the concept of a free way to text message and receive calls, but the app itself is the worst app on my phone. It crashes several times a week. When replying from the lock screen, it often does not actually send the message but doesn’t let you know it failed. I cannot send or receive video messages. A new message notification may pop up, but then when opening the app it may be super delayed in appearing. I regularly click on one text message and it opens a different one. 90% of the time if someone calls me, we can’t hear each other and I have to hang up and call them through a different app. I have to forward my calls instead, which works well. I have to use Google Hangouts to make free calls, because using the app either doesn’t work or uses my cell line that costs money. There are a couple of pictures I tried to send once and failed, but the app still shows them as pending months later and there is no way to delete them without deleting the whole conversation...so I have to scroll through them every time to see the latest message. Google obviously does not care to invest hardly any money or time in improving Google Voice. If I knew of a reputable and more reliable free phone and text service, I would use it instead.
By JXuba (Pcmac user)
I’ve used GV for years. Ian using this app on an iPhone 6 with latest iOS. The current version contains two major bugs that currently make this a three star app. 1) when texting photos, an occasional photo will perpetually stay in “sending”mode and remain at the bottom of the conversation. Sometimes it is multiple photos that are stuck and you have to scroll up to get to the latest message in your exchange with a particular person. This issue can be present in multiple text conversations and every time you send or receive a text from that person, the picture or pictures are the first thing you see, even if they were sent a month ago. There is NO WAY TO DELETE THEM. The only way to fix this is to delete the entire app and reinstall it.
2) The text box where you compose your text message frequently is missing no matter who you try to text. The only way to fix this is to exit the app and open it again.
These bugs are quite annoying. Granted, it’s not that difficult to to exit and reopen the app to fix issue #2 but the frequency that this needs to be done is a bit much. Deleting and reinstalling the app multiple times to fix issue #1 has gone way beyond being just a minor annoyance. I’m hoping these issues are fixed soon.
Calls no more ?? And no address book
By yellowkiwi (Pcmac user)
Still not improved!!! I have been using Google voice for nearly 4 years. I needed a safer way to contact clients while Keeping a low profile as well as a way to contact guys I date and block them if need be all while having the ability to archive messages to reference later since I’m also a writer. Overall the service works great but why no address book was included in iPhone app version is beyond me. So I had to add the clients number to the iPhone which became problematic when Facebook linked my profile to these contacts and all the sudden my privacy was violated. And because you can add and update or block numbers from the app only when you log in via your email it gets super annoying. I also wish google had allowed for pictures to be sent out not just received. I recently downloaded another Google voice 3 app which I hoped included an address book along with picture sending and since downloading and using that I can no longer make calls using regular Google voice app. I also wish the messages wouldn't be separated into various conversations with the same person. Why couldn't they archive like regular text message for the same number. Google please fix!!