7 Oct
2009
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How to Change Your Google Voice Phone Number, How to Release Your Phone Number From Google Voice

Google_voice_logoI finally figured it out! Google has been killing me with this problem for months now and I was finally able to get my Google Voice number changed even thoughI didn’t have access to that account anymore.

To read the full story of what happened with my Google Voice Phone Number and account click HERE. If you don’t want to read the whole story ill just give you a little summary:

A few months ago I created a Google Voice account and got a phone number hooked up to my cell phone. After I had done that I decided I wanted to change it and get a different Google Voice phone number. So when I got a new number on Google voice and tried to set it to my cell phone, but it kept telling me that “there was already a Google Voice phone number associated with that phone.” It wouldn’t let me override the old number. Nothing seemed to work, so I just decided to delete the Google Voice account all together in hopes that the Google Voice Phone number would also be erased from my cell phone. It didn’t. Now I Wasn’t able to access the account and was stuck with that Google voice phone number attached top my cell phone.This went on for weeks trying to get some support from Google, and trying to override the old phone number with a new one, but nothing worked.

Finally, today I tried it again. I just typed my cell phone number into the new Google Voice Number that i wanted and it worked perfectly. It overrides the old Google Voice Number no problem.

The only thing that I can think of is that Google did not allow or have the capabilities to override your old numbers a couple months ago. They seem to now. So if you find your self in the same situation, just create another Google Voice account and Number, and have it dial the phone that you want it on and it will override the old Google Voice Number. That’s all!

So, what do you think?