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Sams Teach Yourself Google Voice in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to set up Google Voice and use it to manage up to six phones.

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Sams Teach Yourself Google Voice in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to set up Google Voice and use it to manage up to six phones.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to . . .

Manage multiple phones-work, home, cell phones, and more-through the Google Voice website

Record customized voicemail greetings for different callers

Make free long-distance calls (U.S. and Canada) and low-cost international calls from any phone

Get voicemail transcriptions emailed to your Inbox

Set up groups for your contacts

Use Google Voice with your iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Android™, or other mobile phone

Set up a ring schedule

Forward calls to any phone

Send SMS text messages from your computer

Use Google Voice with your mobile phone-without getting a new phone number

Listen in on voicemail messages as they're being recorded, and break in if you want to take the call

Block unwanted callers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672333088
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,023,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Conner's has written on a wide variety of topics, from Microsoft Office to advanced network security. Her first novel, a mystery, was published in 2009. She is also an editor, corporate trainer, and award-winning educator who taught writing to college students for more than a dozen years. Formerly assistant professor at Auburn University, she holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What's in This Book 1

What You'll Need 2

Conventions Used in This Book 3

Where to Go From Here 4

1 Welcome to Google Voice 5

What's in Google Voice? 5

How Google Voice Works 19

Summary 22

2 Signing Up and Getting Started 23

Requesting an Invitation 23

Congratulations! You've Been Invited! 25

Setting Up Your Google Voice Account 31

Signing Up for a Google Voice Phone Number 32

Signing Up for Google Voice with an Existing Mobile Phone Number 35

The Google Voice Inbox 37

Inviting Others to Google Voice 38

Adding Phones to Google Voice 39

Removing Phones from Google Voice 41

Converting a Google Voice Mobile Account to a Full Google Voice Account 41

Using Keyboard Shortcuts 42

Summary 44

3 Making a Call 45

Making Google Voice Calls 46

Working with Contacts 57

Summary 64

4 Answering a Call 65

Receiving Calls 65

Screening Your Calls with Listenln 72

Recording a Call 72

Forwarding Calls 74

Avoiding Unwanted Calls 78

Summary 82

5 Using Voicemail 83

Welcome to Google Voicemail 83

Receiving Voicemail on the Web 85

Receiving Voicemail on a Phone 90

Recording a Greeting 92

Adding Notes to Voicemail 96

Sharing Your Voicemail 98

Sending All Calls to Voicemail 100

Turning Off Transcriptions 101

Summary 102

6 Working with Contacts and Groups 103

Personalizing Contacts 103

All About Groups 109

Summary 118

7 Text Messaging 119

Sending a Text Message 119

Receiving Text Messages 125

What's That 406 Area Code? 131

Blocking Unwanted Text Messages 132

Reporting Text Messages as Spam 133

Summary 135

8 Going Mobile 137

Getting Calls on a Mobile Phone 137

Making Calls from a Mobile Phone 144

Using the Google Voice Mobile Site 149

Summary 156

9 Billing and International Calls 157

Making International Calls 157

Billing 165

Summary 176

10 Troubleshooting Google Voice 177

Making It Easier for Others to Call You 177

Solving Access Issues 179

Fixing Voicemail and SMS Issues 185

Troubleshooting Call Issues 188

Posting to the Help Forum 194

Emailing Google Voice 195

Summary 196

Index 197

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011


    We need a google voice APP!!!

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