Wondering if there is a way to forward Google Voice to landline phone? The straightforward answer is YES.
There is a way to forward GV calls to a landline and vice versa. Here we will discuss both occasions and possible ways to forward calls.
The easiest way to forward a GV to a landline is to go to the Google Voice settings and log in to your account. Select the settings icon and tap on “Linked Numbers”. Type the number of your landline and then select “Send Code”. Repeat the code to verify the connection and make sure the box next to “Forward Calls” is checked.
If you cannot accomplish the forwarding, explore the process in detail, below.
The most general way you can establish a forwarding of your Google Voice number to a certain system of landline units is through a call confirmation.
Forwarding from Google Voice to a mobile carrier requires a specific code that will be sent in the form of a message.
However, you can bypass this and confirm by picking up a call you will receive on your landline.
Follow the steps down below to set up the forwarding easily.
To set up forwarding, you must first log in to Google Voice with the account that has the number you wish forwarded.
It’s really important to log in with that exact account, or otherwise, you won’t be able to confirm your landline phone.
Simply log in and make sure the number is active and ready to be forwarded. Once done, proceed with the next step.
Once you’re logged in, in order to forward the Google voice to a landline, you must input the very same number of your phone into the Google Voice app.
We will explain the whole process in the instructions down below:
- Open the Google Voice settings and go to the forwarding tab.
- From there, search for “Forwarding” and tap on it once.
- Input your landline phone number and apply the changes.
Proceed with the next step to learn how to confirm the forwarding.
The last step to forward all of your Google Voice calls to the landline is to confirm the actual process.
When forwarding to landline units, you won’t be able to verify via SMS message, but instead, you will need to pick a call sent from Google Voice.
In the very same forwarding tab, tick “Confirm With Call” and apply the changes you’ve made during the previous step.
During the next several minutes, you should receive a call on your landline unit which will trigger an automatic confirmation message.
Once you pick up the call and hang up, the confirmation will be complete and all of your Google Voice calls will be sent to your landline units.
The next way you can set up the forwarding is if your landline is compatible with forwarding. You’ll find out if that’s possible early into the steps.
Note: Some landline units would have an in-built feature that will allow them to forward a certain number by dialing a specific set of digits into the keypad.
Proceed with the steps below to forward landline calls to Google Voice:
To forward your landline to a remote international number, such as GV (Google Voice)’s ones, you must first get in touch with your landline service provider.
They will be able to provide you with the required information if that’s possible to happen.
Some landline units ought to have the feature that will make forwarding to a remote number possible, as long as it is not international.
Unfortunately forwarding to an international number seems impossible for landline units at the moment.
However, it can still be possible but only your service provider is able to provide you with that type of information. If you’re eligible to forward your landline to a GV number, let’s proceed with the next step.
If forwarding to a remote number is possible, then the first step is to acquire your Google Voice number and put it on the forwarding page.
Any numbers included in that page of your landline menu will receive all the calls your landline usually does.
Accessing the landline number is an easy job, as long as you dial a specific set of numbers. For most landline units, the forwarding menu will appear once you dial “*72” in your menu.
Write down your GV number at your disposal and proceed with the next step to set up the forwarding.
Once you got your Google Voice number, it is time to forward landline to Google Voice so you can answer the calls wherever you are.
Follow the steps down below to transfer calls from your GV number to landline:
- Make sure your landline phone is on the stand.
- On the keypad of your phone, press the star button “*”.
- Then press 7 and 2, one after another.
- Press the dial button and wait for the interactable menu to appear.
- On the menu, input your Google Voice number correctly.
- Double-check the number and hit the “Dial” button on your landline.
- That will set up the forwarding.
You will know that your landline unit doesn’t support forwarding if the menu gives you an error. If this happens, double-check your service features to determine if forwarding is possible in the first place.
If everything went well, your landline phone should go straight to your Google Voice number.
Thus, to forward Google Voice to a landline, dial *72 on your phone and input your Google number. To forward the landline to Google voice, access the forwarding tab in your Google app, input your landline number and confirm via call.
Now that you know how to forward Google Voice to landline phone, we hope won’t be missing important calls anymore.
Even though forwarding that includes landline phones could be challenging nowadays, Google has provided you with certain features that make the whole process easier!
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