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[GUIDE] Google Voice on your Verizon GS3

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By Tru7h, Junior Member on 9th April 2013, 06:04 PM
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So, you want visual voicemail without having to pay the $2.99/month for it?
The answer is already here, it's called Google Voice.

I'm going to show you how to set up Google Voice and visual voicemail on your Verizon Galaxy S 3.

Step 1: Get a Google Voice number. It's free and all you need to do is go to
Follow the steps shown on Google Voice. Yes, you need to authenticate with an existing phone number
before they give you a Google Voice phone number.

Step 2: Once you have your GV number, I recommend removing any voicemails on your Verizon voicemail mailbox.

Step 3: On Google Voice on your computer click on the gear icon and open settings. Uncheck the boxes for forwarding,
Click on Groups & Circles.
Click on the edit button for all contacts and uncheck the boxes labeled Ring my: Mobile (or landline) and Google Talk.
Click on the edit button for anonymous callers and uncheck those boxes too. The reason for this is to make sure callers
are sent straight to voicemail if you don't pick up.
Check attachments for what to uncheck.

Step 4: Download and install Google Voice from the play store. :/ can't link it.

Step 5: I like to use the default dialer and my own cell minutes for outgoing calls, but if you want to use your GV number
for outgoing calls you can select that.
Check attachments for options.

Step 6: Now you are going to change your voicemail to Google Voice in the dialer app. Open the dialer, hit the menu button and tap settings,
tap voicemail, tap Service and choose Google Voice. You will see a warning, ignore it for now because we'll take care of
that in the next step.

Step 7: Now you are going to dial some phone numbers to set up the forward on no answer system. Where you see [GV number]
Insert the phone number Google gave you. When you dial these numbers Verizon will automatically hang up on you... jerks.
Numbers to dial:
*71[GV Number]
*90[GV Number]
*92[GV Number]

Step 8: You should now have Google Voice set up so that whenever anybody calls you and it would normally go to Verizon's voicemail
service they will now automatically be forwarded to Google Voice and leave a voicemail there. Go and test it with another

Steps to remove Google Voice. If for whatever reason you want to remove Google Voice and use Verizon's voicemail just follow these steps.

Step 1: You have already disabled forwarding in Google Voice. This feature sends callers from your GV number to any forwarding phones you set.

Step 2: Open the android dialer, hit the menu button, scroll down to Voicemail, tap it, tap services, and choose your carrier/verizon depending on your rom.

Step 3: Dial *73. Doing this removes the call forwarding settings we did earlier. Dial *86 to make sure you can connect to your voicemail.

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9th April 2013, 09:42 PM |#2  
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so question.. does this mean you will never receive a direct phone call and just have a bunch of voice messages?
9th April 2013, 11:36 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by kidhudi

so question.. does this mean you will never receive a direct phone call and just have a bunch of voice messages?

Nope, when you dial the 3 numbers in step 7 you change the default action on no answer. By default Verizon sends a no answer phone call to the Verizon voicemail service and when you dial the 3 numbers you change that action to instead forward to GV's voicemail service.
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10th April 2013, 12:46 AM |#4  
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thanks bro i will test it out. peace
10th April 2013, 03:16 AM |#5  
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I've used googe voice for over a year and love it. You can have transcripts of your voicemails forwarded to your e-mail (though they aren't always accurate). I have found that if someone gets to your vzw mailbox somehow, you have to deactivate GV to get to your vzw mailbox.

Not really sure what the point of a guide is, though... if I remember right, google voice walks you through and sets everything up for you, so there isn't a need for the steps to not forward an answer system and all that jazz. I think i only had to call one number to have it all set up.
10th April 2013, 03:59 PM |#6  
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Google voice is awesome. I have been using it for a few years now. I never have to listen to a voicemail again.
I love how Google transcribes the message for me. Its not always 100% accurate but I get the gist of it.
Sent from my SGS3
11th April 2013, 12:24 PM |#7  
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Yup, Google Voice made things easier now.
11th April 2013, 08:28 PM |#8  
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Trying this out now, OP. I hope it works since I have had Google Voice for a while, but just got a Verizon phone and it wouldn't let me link the accounts before.

Edit: This definitely works!
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12th April 2013, 12:27 AM |#9  
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One thing I really like about it and have been using it for years, in setup it will ask you if you want to use your mobile number, or your gv number, or you can set it to ask you each time. I have it ask, as that prevents accidental dialing. I have it send the transcribed messages to my sms, but they are seldom accurate, but accurate enough that I get the idea of what the call is like lol. It's 2013 google, transcription should be darn near 100%.......jmo.

12th April 2013, 01:15 AM |#10  
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When this fowards to your google voice does it use your minutes?

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