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Click through the first prompt, then enter your city or area code to get a nearby number.
Keep in mind that Google doesn’t offer numbers for all locations, so you may have to choose something close by instead of your actual town.
On Android, there are two tabs: one for messages, and one for the calls (which is only present once the Hangouts Dialer is installed).
Here are the tools you’ll need: If you’re not familiar with Google Voice, here’s the quick and dirty explanation of what it is: Google Voice is a completely free phone number provided to you by Google.
First, jump into Voice’s Settings menu by clicking the the dots in the left pane, then choose “Settings.” In the Linked Numbers section, click the X next to your primary phone number. Now you don’t have to worry about getting calls on numbers.
It’ll ask if you’re sure that’s what you want to it. With all the tools in hand and everything installed, you’re pretty much ready to roll.
And of course you’ll be able to do all the same stuff you already use your smartphone for, too.
RELATED: Basically, we’re going to set up your phone with Google Voice and Google Hangouts, which allow you to do all these things over Wi-Fi.
That means, of course, that in order for everything to work, you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi any time you want to use your phone.