Google Voice is a telephone service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as the U.S. and international call termination for Google Account customers in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
The service was launched by Google on March 11, 2009, after the company had acquired the service GrandCentral.
It allows users to consolidate multiple mobile and landline phones with a single phone number in their account which rings all of their phones simultaneously when someone dials the Google Voice number.
Users can choose to route calls based on criteria such as time of day or location. Calls may be recorded for free and then made available online for later reference. Users can also block calls from specific numbers.
Let’s see how to identify Google Voice number.
How To Identify Google Voice Number
Google Voice is an online service that allows you to place calls, send messages, and receive voicemail using a phone number of your choice.
This means that you can use the same Google account for both your personal and business tasks without having to give out your cell phone number or using the same phone for work communication and private calls, messages and voicemails.
Method 1: If you have a Google Voice number and want to check who it belongs to, use these steps:
Step 1: Open the Google Voice website.
Step 2: Sign in with the Google account that you’re using to manage Google Voice.
Step 3: After signing in, click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of the page.
Step 4: Select the “Settings” option.
Step 5: Under the “Google Account” section, click the “About me” link.
Step 6: Under the “Contact info” section, review the list of phone numbers associated with your account.
Method 2: You can also identify your Google Voice number using the Google Voice app.
1. Open the Google Voice app or go to voice.google.com.
2. At the top left, tap Menu Settings.
3. Under “Account,” look for your number listed next to “Google Voice number.”
How To Find Email Associated With Google Voice Number
If you’ve forgotten the email account associated with your Google Voice number, there’s an easy way to find out.
As long as you’ve confirmed that you own the phone number and have access to a phone or tablet connected to your Google Voice account, this trick will reveal the email address associated with it.
Step 1: Open Settings in the app.
On Android, just tap the hamburger button at the top left of the screen in the app:
On iOS, tap the icon at the top left that looks like three lines stacked on top of each other:
Step 2: Select “Settings” on Android or “General settings” on iOS.
These are both at the bottom of the menu that appears when you open up either of those buttons.
Step 3: Scroll down until you see your Google Voice number. The email address is listed next to it.
Conclusion: Using Google Voice is a great way to have calls and text messages sent to one number, and then forwarded to your mobile phone. The advantage of doing this is that you can use your Google Voice number with many different devices, and control whether you receive calls or even texts from within the Google Voice app.
However, in some cases, you may want to be able to identify when someone is calling from their Google Voice number versus their actual personal cell phone number. If this is something that you need to do for your business, or if it’s just helpful for you personally, there’s a way to do so on your iPhone or Android device.
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