The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,878 other followers

Archive for the ‘GoogleVoice’ Category

No forwarding phone number – Google Product Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/30

It seems Google Voice has gotten more restrictions over time that I was not aware of: [Archive.isNo forwarding phone number – Google Product Forums:

Bluescat said:
There is no bug involved here. And no, you haven’t stumbled on a way to game the system.

Two things have changed.

  1. With the introduction of Google Hangouts’ ability to place and receive calls via a Google Voice telephone number, the requirement to maintain a 10-digit forwarding phone number was removed. So yes, you can remove all forwarding phone numbers from your account if you wish. However, keep in mind that you have now made it more difficult to access your account from a telephone, to manage your voicemail greetings, listen to messages, set Do Not Disturb mode, etc. Without a forwarding phone number, you have no way to do that over the phone.
  2. In response to fraud and abuse of the service, Google now requires that users have a valid, working (paid-service) telephone number, which hasn’t been previously used to claim another Google Voice number, to be eligible to be issued a new Google Voice number. This is designed to deter people from collecting multiple Google Voice phone numbers to use for spam, robocalling, stalking, etc. Once that number has been used to claim a Google Voice number, it can’t be used to claim another Google Voice number. However, there’s no requirement that it be left on the account. Removing the forwarding phone from one Google Voice account will not enable that forwarding number to be used to claim a Google Voice number for another account.
    So, all you did was use up your husband’s entitlement to a Google Voice number.

Finally, a disclaimer: Google Voice cannot be used for emergency 911 calling. Not having some alternative telephone service available for that purpose is a very bad idea.


Posted in Google, GoogleVoice, Power User | Leave a Comment »

OK Google – all you can ask Google

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/14

An interactive list of over 150 commands and 1000 variations that you can ask Google’s voice assistant. Made by @thekitze

Source: OK Google

Via: Amazing site lists nearly every ‘OK Google’ voice command

Posted in Google, GoogleVoice, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How To Work with Google Reference List: all Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place – via Denis Labelle

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/30

All Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place: How To Work with Google Reference List I. by Dennis Labelle.


Posted in G+: GooglePlus, GMail, Google, Google Analytics, Google Apps, GoogleAuthenticator, GoogleBookmarks, GoogleCalendar, GoogleContacts, GoogleDocs, GoogleDrive, GoogleFlights, GoogleGroups, GoogleHangouts, GoogleMaps, GoogleReader, GoogleSearch, GoogleTranslate, GoogleVoice, Hangouts, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

Google Voice calling on Android via Google Hangouts 2.3+ APK and Hangouts Dialer

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/10

Google Hangouts on iOS could make Google Voice calls for a while, and it is now finally available for Android too: Official Google Blog: Call me maybe? Introducing free voice calls from Hangouts.

You need two pieces of software for this:

Roderick Gadellaa published a G+ post with the link to Hangouts Dialer and the Google Hangouts 2.3 APK at Android Police.

At the thread Free voice calling finally comes to Hangouts! both Allen Edmonds and Brandon D’Souza posted the link to the Google Hangouts 2.3 APK at

You can even configure Hangouts to receive incoming Google Voice calls. Quoting from the same thread:

Spencer Petersen …

  1. Go to Hangouts settings,
  2. select your account, and
  3. under Google Voice
  4. there’s an option to receive incoming calls.

Calling to USA and Canada is free. Other regions do cost money, but the prices are very competitive:



Posted in Google, GoogleHangouts, GoogleVoice, Power User | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Google Play stores: Tides Near Me and Tide Chart FREE (+TidesnearMe1 ; do not install outside the USA.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/29

What worked to get Google Voice on my USA cell phone with a European Google account, didn’t work for the top “Tidal” listings Tides Near Me and Tide Charts FREE (I didn’t bother checking any payed hanitaro app).

Apparently truckloads of developers think it is wise to limit their application to a certain geographic region, excluding all tourists as potential customers.

Fine: I installed “Florida Tide Times” and it works well, especially the built-in map makes it really easy to use.

I wanted this because we were staying at Sanibel Island (Florida) and wanted to do some low-tide shelling (some love shelling) as that’s the best time to find many and inspect both the living creatures, and collect dead shells.

Lesson: make your app available as widely as possible or you will miss customers.

Back to Google Voice

If you have a USA phone number, you can apply for a free Google Voice number that can make free USA phone calls (and a lot more) from either the Google Voice app, or in your internet browser with intuitive shortcut key support, the Chrome plugin or even from GMail using the URL. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Google, Google Apps, GoogleVoice, Nexus 4, Power User | Leave a Comment »

%d bloggers like this: