Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones
A phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.
Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones
Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.
Google Voice will let you define which phones ring
Based on who's calling, and even let you ListenInTM on voicemail before answering the call. We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.
Note: At this time Google Voice is only available in the U.S.
What you'll need to set up Google Voice:
You'll need an existing or a new Google Account to get started.
Then, you'll just need a touch-tone phone, and these requirements on your computer:
- Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Mac, Linux
- Web browser: Firefox 3 & above, Google Chrome
- Flash 8 and above required: Visit the About Adobe Flash Player page to find your version of Flash or confirm that you've already downloaded it.
- Adds a button to the toolbar, which displays the number of unread messages in your Google Voice inbox.
- TriggerAudible alert on new messages (can turn off in extension options).
- TriggerGives you quick access to your most recent messages with transcripts and voicemail playback.
- TriggerLets you initiate calls and send free text messages by just typing any number or contact name.
- TriggerMakes phone numbers on websites callable via Google Voice by just clicking on them.
- TriggerIf a phone number doesn't turn into a link on any website (ex: Google Calendar), you can select the text with your mouse and the click to call popup will automatically display (note: might not work with all numbers).