1. basketthis's Avatar
    NOTE: These directions were written on a phone with a small screen size, so your screen may display differently. The general idea is still the same and all processes should go in the same order.

    There have been many questions about setting up Google Voice properly since Sprint and Google attempted to merge the Google Voice settings for phone numbers/voicemail. Even if you have already merged your numbers, you can separate them and use them as different lines when calling people. Follow these instructions.

    NOTE: For those that have already merged your number (whether by accident or you just want to change it back now) need to complete these two steps before proceeding.

    1: Uninstall Google Voice from phone.
    2: Login to www.google.com/voice and click "disable" here:
    Click here:

    Then disable here (mine says enable, yours will say disable if you have it "synced"):
    NOTE: If you link does not say "disable" then skip this step and continue to instructions.



    EVERYONE SHOULD BE AT THE SAME POINT BEFORE GOING FURTHER.
    -No Google Voice on phone.
    -Disable link clicked on www.google.com/voice OR never activated before

    Now, on to setting it up!

    Download and install to phone:


    Open up Google Voice and DO NOT TAP ANYTHING! (This is a very important step)
    You will see this:


    Scroll down until you see this "hidden" skip button and tap it:


    Sign in with gmail account:


    Tap "Next":


    Select this so that you have the option when making calls (this can be changed later):


    Tap "Next":


    Click number to dial (just to be certain) and then tap "Configure" to continue:
    Note: Dialing the number does not result in a voice call to anyone. It just dials a system to update.


    Select "Google Voice":


    If you get this notice, just select "OK" and then hit the physical back button to get back to Google Voice setup:


    Click "Finish":


    NOW, you must do one more thing to make Google Voice work!
    Go to www.google.com/voice
    Click here:


    Then click here to activate your new Google voicemail to send notifications to your phone!:
    NOTE: If you get any additional popups here just click ok/done to dismiss them.




    Now, you can add the widget to your home screen and have someone call you to give it a try. For the first time, give it a few minutes to update before thinking it doesn't work. Enjoy!
    mpaxeman and Wiley_11 like this.
    08-16-2011 08:02 PM
  2. mpaxeman's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this up! I was trying to figure this out all weekend, so its greatly appreciated.
    08-16-2011 08:54 PM
  3. basketthis's Avatar
    Cool! Glad I could help!
    08-17-2011 11:29 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    NOTE: These directions were written on a phone with a small screen size, so your screen may display differently. The general idea is still the same and all processes should go in the same order.

    There have been many questions about setting up Google Voice properly since Sprint and Google attempted to merge the Google Voice settings for phone numbers/voicemail. Even if you have already merged your numbers, you can separate them and use them as different lines when calling people. Follow these instructions.

    NOTE: For those that have already merged your number (whether by accident or you just want to change it back now) need to complete these two steps before proceeding.

    1: Uninstall Google Voice from phone.
    2: Login to www.google.com/voice and click "disable" here:
    Click here:

    Then disable here (mine says enable, yours will say disable if you have it "synced"):
    NOTE: If you link does not say "disable" then skip this step and continue to instructions.



    EVERYONE SHOULD BE AT THE SAME POINT BEFORE GOING FURTHER.
    -No Google Voice on phone.
    -Disable link clicked on www.google.com/voice OR never activated before

    Now, on to setting it up!

    Download and install to phone:


    Open up Google Voice and DO NOT TAP ANYTHING! (This is a very important step)
    You will see this:


    Scroll down until you see this "hidden" skip button and tap it:


    Sign in with gmail account:


    Tap "Next":


    Select this so that you have the option when making calls (this can be changed later):


    Tap "Next":


    Click number to dial (just to be certain) and then tap "Configure" to continue:
    Note: Dialing the number does not result in a voice call to anyone. It just dials a system to update.


    Select "Google Voice":


    If you get this notice, just select "OK" and then hit the physical back button to get back to Google Voice setup:


    Click "Finish":


    NOW, you must do one more thing to make Google Voice work!
    Go to www.google.com/voice
    Click here:


    Then click here to activate your new Google voicemail to send notifications to your phone!:
    NOTE: If you get any additional popups here just click ok/done to dismiss them.




    Now, you can add the widget to your home screen and have someone call you to give it a try. For the first time, give it a few minutes to update before thinking it doesn't work. Enjoy!
    I've stayed away from GV heard so many horror stories. This thread inspired me to give it a try
    08-17-2011 04:15 PM
  5. playersnoopy's Avatar
    I like that I can now use my Sprint number w/ GV... I only wanted their voicemail service so I can get the free transcription which Sprint wants you to pay for, which makes no sense since they partnered up. Plus the texts getting logged online is kinda cool, let's me check and txt from my pc too.
    basketthis likes this.
    08-17-2011 05:05 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    Calling from the computer is sweet too.
    basketthis likes this.
    08-17-2011 06:24 PM
  7. basketthis's Avatar
    Calling from the computer is sweet too.
    Yep. So many possibilities with it. Also, you may be interested in this: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Ae...M4ZjNjeA&hl=en
    08-17-2011 07:17 PM
  8. Led Zappa's Avatar
    I seem to have everything set right, but it won't let me make calls from Google Voice. It just dials via phone no matter if I say "ask every time" or "use Gvoice to make all calls". The only way I've been able to use gvoice is if someone has called me and I click on that voice mail, hit settings and choose "call". Any ideas?

    EDIT: OK, I hadn't merged Google voice or set it up on this phone, but apparently I had set it up previously. So when I dialed the *28 number it must have deactivated it. Re-dialing the number has everything working as it should.
    08-17-2011 10:00 PM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    Yep. So many possibilities with it. Also, you may be interested in this: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Ae...M4ZjNjeA&hl=en
    Good Stuff, Intense but good
    08-18-2011 09:41 AM
  10. Rob Gold's Avatar
    Thank you! I was trying to figure out how to get Google voice setup as only voicemail - thanks!
    08-29-2011 07:54 AM
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