How to Use Google Voice on a Conference Call

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Google Voice is a free, Voice-Over-Internet Protocol application, which you can use to call landlines, mobile phones and other Google Voice users. To access Google Voice, you need a Google Gmail account. Conference calling via Google Voice is only possible with a Google Voice number. After accessing Google Voice, apply for a unique Google Voice number that you can give others to call you for a conference call.

Things You'll Need

  • Google Gmail account
  • Google Voice number

Apply for a Google Voice Number

  • Launch your Web browser and navigate to google.com/voice.

  • Click "Upgrade My Account." A "Google Voice Signup" window appears.

  • Click "Get Started." A "Choose your number" window appears.

  • Type in an area code, city or zip code in the left text box and click "Search available numbers." Alternatively, enter a word or phrase to include in the number in the right text box. A list of numbers is returned that match the typed entry or entries. If there are no matches, repeat this step until a list is returned.

  • Go through the list of numbers, which are listed five per page, and pick one. Click "Continue."

  • Enter a four-digit PIN to access your voicemail by phone in the "Enter PIN" and "Confirm PIN" text boxes. Check the acceptance of Google Voice's terms and privacy policy box. Click "Continue."

  • Enter a phone number that rings when your Google Voice number is called. Select either home, work or mobile from the "Phone Type" drop-down menu. Click "Continue."

  • Google Voice will call you at that phone number to verify it before your Google Voice account is created. A special code is displayed that you need to enter when you accept the call. When you are ready, click "Call Me Now."

  • Answer the call and enter the code. Your Google Voice number is now created.

Make a Conference Call with Your Google Voice Number

  • Advertise your Google Voice number to your conference participants.

  • Set up a conference call time.

  • When a conference participant calls, you are asked to accept the call. Press 5 to accept.

  • Repeat Step 3 for all your participants.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is not currently possible to record conference calls with Google Voice.
  • At the time of publication, Google Voice supports up to four callers in a conference call.
  • Photo Credit Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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