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March 27, 2017

What is Google Voice?

Use your Gmail account to make phone calls.

By James Nunns

The telephony service Google Voice provides call forwarding, voicemail, international call termination and voice and text messaging.

Launched in 2009 following the acquisition by Google of company GrandCentral, Google Voice allows users to choose a US telephone number free of charge.  This number is then assigned to that user’s Gmail account, allowing them to send and receive calls directly from emails in their Gmail account or from a Google chat list.

Users in the US are able to place outbound calls to both domestic and international destinations.

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