Google’s upped its pace handing out invites to Google Voice, the service that controls all your phones with one number. For those just arriving, we’re offering up a beginner’s guide to setting up, transitioning to, bug-fixing, and actually enjoying Google Voice.
If you still haven’t received an invite or want a clearer picture of what Google Voice actually does, peek first at our screenshot-packed first look and tips on whether you actually need it.
Once you accept an invite, register your number, and make your first text or phone call, you might be wondering how to go about actually using Google Voice—after all, nobody’s calling you on that number just yet, and your number doesn’t have any rules set up to begin with. That’s where this guide starts off. There are lots of resources that explain how Google Voice’s features work, but we’re hoping to help you learn how to get people calling that number, work past the flaws in its system, and manage