There are many reasons why using an internet-based phone service can be useful. For travelers, you can make and receive international calls at a much lower rate than most mobile providers charge. Additionally, if you have multiple phone numbers (i.e. work, personal, etc.) you can field all incoming calls and texts to one universal number.
While there are many of these services available, a popular choice for many consumers is Google Voice
Google Voice is a telephone service that allows you to use one phone number across multiple phones. By creating a Google Voice number, users can make and receive calls, block numbers, and even send text messages. It’s available on a web browser, Android, and iOS, making it easily accessible for all use cases.
Best of all? It’s entirely free to use. You just have to sign up.
How to sign up for Google Voice
- Head to voice.google.com.
- Browse available area codes.
- Select a Google Voice number.
- Verify your account using your existing phone number.
If you are curious to try it out for yourself, keep reading. We’ll walk you through each step you need to take to get started.
How to get a google voice number
Before we begin, it’s important to note that you need to have a Google account to use Google Voice. If you already have one, feel free to skip ahead. If not, be sure to create one. It will only take a couple of minutes and requires you to fill out some basic information.
- Go to voice.google.com
This step is pretty straightforward. Once you’re logged in to your Google account, head to www.voice.google.com.