Google Voice

January 13, 2017 - BEST District of the EVSC

What is Google Voice?

Have you ever wanted to use your cell phone to place calls to and receive calls from parents? The stumbling block, however, is not wanting to share a cell phone number with parents. The solution is Google Voice. Here's how it works:


  1. You create a Google Voice Phone Number.
  2. Link your Google Voice Phone Number to your Cell Phone.
  3. Verify your phone number.
  4. Share out your new Google Voice Number.
  5. Optional: Download the Google Voice App for your phone or tablet.

Step 1: Create Google Voice Phone Number

Go to Google Voice to obtain your Google Number.

Step 2: Set Up A Forwarding Phone

This is where you will put your cell phone number in so that any calls can be forwarded to your device.
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Step 3: Verify Your Account

You will need to enter a verification code after receiving a phone call from Google.
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Step 4: Check Settings

Check your settings. You are ready to share out your new Google Voice Number. To access these settings - click the gear icon.
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Ready? Here's what will happen!

Parents call the provided Google Phone Number, the call gets forwarded to your cell phone. You can answer it after hearing from Google who is calling you (The caller is asked to record their name which is played for you in the form of "You are receiving a call from ___________ ", and the audio voice recording is played for you.) or you can send the call straight to voicemail. Parents never see your personal cell phone number. To call them back, you either go through the Google Voice web version or through a Google Voice app.

Need Extra Support with Google Voice? Check Out the Cheat Sheet.

Google Voice Apps

  1. Google Voice App via App Store (Apple)
  2. Google Voice App via Google Play (Android)