How to Get a Google Voice Phone Number


This wikiHow teaches you how to sign up for a Google Voice phone number. You can sign up for a Google Voice phone number for free if you have a Google Account. You can also delete your current Google Voice number and select a different one, though you'll have to wait for 90 days between deleting the number and selecting a new number.

Part 1
Signing up for Google Voice

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Go to in your computer's web browser. This will open the Google Voice setup page if you're logged into a Google account. If you aren't logged into a Google account, enter your email address and password before proceeding.

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Click the text box in the middle of the page, then type in a city name or a ZIP code (e.g., 96703). As you type, a drop-down menu with phone number options will appear below the text box.

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Click the blue SELECT button to the right of the phone number that you want to use. You may first have to select a city in the drop-down menu below the search bar.

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This blue button is in the middle of the page. Doing so will take you to a page where you can verify your actual phone number.

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In the text field that appears in the middle of the page, type in a phone number for a phone that you can access.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the phone number window. Google Voice will send a verification text to your phone.

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Open your phone's texting app, open the text from Google (usually a five-digit number), and review the six-digit code in the body of the text. Google's text will say something like "123456 is your Google Voice verification code."

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Type the six-digit code into the text field in the middle of the Google Voice page.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the code verification window.

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This will confirm that you want to use the associated phone number with your Google Voice account. You might not see this option depending on your phone number. If so, skip to the next step.

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Doing so will confirm your phone number and take you to your Google Voice page. Any outgoing messages or phone calls from this page will use your Google Voice number.

Part 2
Getting a New Phone Number

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Go to in your web browser. This will open the Google Voice page that's associated with your email address if you're logged in. If you aren't logged into a Google Account, enter your email address and password before proceeding.

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It's in the top-left corner of the page. Doing so prompts a menu to pop out from the left side of the page.

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This option is in the pop-out menu. The Settings menu will open.

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You'll find this option near the top-middle section of the Settings menu.

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It's below and to the right of your current Google Voice phone number, which is near the top of the page. Doing so opens the Legacy page.

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This link is next to your Google Voice number on the Legacy page. Do not click the grey Delete button that's near your email address.

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Doing this will delete your Google Voice number from your Google Account.

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You won't be able to sign up for a new Google Voice number on this account for a 90-day period after deleting your previous Google Voice number.[1]If you want to restore your old number within the 90-day period, you can click ☰ on your Google Voice account page, click Legacy Google Voice at the bottom of the pop-out menu, and click your Google Voice number in the lower-left side of the page.

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Once 90 days have passed, you can open your Google Voice account again, click ☰, click Phone number, and click CHOOSE to the right of the "Phone number" section. You'll then to create a new phone number.