6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

How To Video: Activate a phone in Google Voice

About Video Transcript

How To Video: Activate a phone in Google Voice

1:22 /

Not sure how to get started forwarding calls to your phones using Google Voice? No worries, we'll show you how to add and activate phone numbers.

^M00:00:00 [ Music ] ^M00:00:10 >>So, you've got a new Google Voice account but aren't sure how to get started forwarding calls to your phone? I'm Jessica Dolcourt with CNET and here's how to activate a phone in Google Voice. Having Google Voice forward your calls to multiple phone numbers like your home phone, your office phone or your cell phone is one of the best benefits of Google Voice. Here's how you do it. From the browser go to www.Google.com/Voice and log into your Google account. Click Settings in the upper right corner next to your Google Voice phone number. You should now be on the top called phones, click the links you see at the bottom of the screen to add another phone. Name the phone, add the number then click Activate Google Voice Mail on this phone. You'll see a window pop up giving you a code to enter onto your phone's dial pad. This varies based on your carrier. Dial the number you see exactly as you see it then wait for the confirmation. In some cases you'll also need to enter a short code on the dial pad before the setup is complete. When you're all done check the box next to the number or numbers you want the Google Voice number to call. After you've activated the phone numbers, any call to your central Google Voice number should ring all the phones you've check marked. That's all for this how to. I'm Jessica Dolcourt.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 119: Robot bats, real-life ad-blocking headset, a futuristic piano and more
24:47 January 27, 2015
On today's show, we shudder at a robot bat that can easily switch between flying and moving on the ground, check out a headset that...
Play video
Google's looking to become its own wireless carrier
4:08 January 27, 2015
Google plans to shake up the U.S wireless market, Project Ara could partner with BLOCKS modular smartwatch, and photos leak for the...
Play video
Black & Decker's stick vac can't rise above the pack
2:24 January 27, 2015
It looks like an upright while maneuvering like a stick, but middling performance and tedious maintenance keep this vac grounded.
Play video
Turn Amazon Echo into a better music player
2:22 January 27, 2015
If the Echo does one thing really well, it's play music. Find out how to do more than just play a single song.
Play video
Hide photos on Facebook with Wickr's cat decoys
2:53 January 27, 2015
Wickr disguises photos shared on Facebook, Twitter adds video and private group messaging, and police speak out against the Waze app's...
Play video
Dayton Audio B452 speaker cheap not nasty
1:13 January 27, 2015
Dayton Audio's entry-level B452 bookshelf speaker's sound is remarkably satisfying for a speaker under $30.
Play video
Exploding Kittens: NSFW edition
1:32 January 27, 2015
The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman reveals a few of the explicit cards that are slated for the adult version of Exploding Kittens
Play video
Exploding Kittens rake in millions on Kickstarter
2:50 January 27, 2015
We interview Matthew Inman of the Oatmeal about his new project Exploding Kittens, a wildly imaginative card game that surpassed $4...
Play video