How to Get a Google Voice Number Without a Phone Number
Google Voice is a service from Google that aims to better manage your communication channels. Users sign up to receive a free number that can then be used for text messaging, calling, and checking voicemail—all from one app. Google Voice also syncs across your devices so your communications are accessible whether at home or on the go. Previously, Google Voice was only available as invite only but it has since opened up to all Gmail users in the United States.
Here are some of the features of Google Voice:
- Accessible from your computer or mobile device
- Free outgoing calls to US numbers
- Competitive rates for international calls
- Voice to text transcription for voicemails
- Automatic spam filtering
Many of these features are available for free but others like call recording and number porting require a paid account. While outbound calls to US numbers are free, rates for making international calls vary but are among the most competitive in the industry. Configurations like Google Voice forwarding can be done on the phone itself.