Are you moved to a different city or state? You may need to get a free US Local Phone number with current area code. Here Google Voice can help you and this is a free service. This article describes how to get a free local US Phone number in your area from Google Voice that allows you to call any US and UK numbers absolutely free.
You can use this US or Canada number to make calls, receive calls from other phones and you can forward this Google Voice number to your cell phone without any fee, and that is the attractive feature about it. Recently Google rolled out new feature for Google Home owners to make free calls to US and Canada with Google Voice.
Once you set your Google Voice number as per the instructions below, please go through this post to forward calls from Google voice number to your cell phone. Just incase, if you want to get some iPhone apps to use with Google Voice, please refer this post.
Now let us go through the step by step solution to get A Free US Phone Number to Call US and Canada for Free.
1. Login to Google Voice
Go to Google Voice enter your Google (Gmail and password) credentials to login. Once you login, your will get the next windows as below. Please click on Get a Voice Number.
You will get two choices, one to get a new number and the second one is use to your own cell phone number. If you already own a US phone number, then you can port your number to Google Voice.
2. Select A New Number
In this case, you visited here for a new US Phone number and please go head with “I want a new number“.
Next window allows you to enter your local area code. You can enter your required area code, zip code or city name.
3, Pick the Right Number for you.
In this screen shot, I entered a particular area code 321. The beauty is that you will get a list of available numbers to pick your own fancy number or the number based on your area code.
Once you select a number, you can continue to the next screen. Be careful while picking the number, you can’t change the Google Voice Number as free once you select one number.
4. Add Forwarding Number
This forwarding number is required to get a free Google Voice Number. This forwarding number is also used to forward calls if somebody ring on your Google Voice Number. This can be your Home number or existing cellphone number.
For those who are new in US, there are number of apps that can use to get a iPhone secondary phone number (Android users link here), that can be used here to get a contact number. The next step is to add the forwarding number. You need a US number for this verification.
5. Verify the Forwarding Number
Enter your US Resident or Cell number and continue to get the verification code. Once you get the verification number, please enter the code in this screen.
Last step, add your PIN number for the voice mail. You are done. Now if you go to your Google Voice account, you can see your free US number there.
6. Check Google Voice Number and Text on Website
At this point, you have your own phone number. Now you can see check the voice mail and text message right from Google Voice Website or you can depend on the smartphone apps to integrate the Google Voice Phone Number.
This also useful for creating the local number for your business and you can hide your original cell phone number. You can forward all calls from Google Voice to your Cell Phone and still enjoy the voice message and all other features.
After obtaining your own local number from Google Voice, please go through this article to forward your Google US Phone number to your own cell or land phone number. You can also set your voice message and all other features like your cell phone number.