Lesson 3. Making a Call

Lesson 2, “Signing Up and Getting Started,” showed you all the basics of getting Google Voice up and running. In this chapter, we start putting Google Voice to work for us by making calls.

Many people use Google Voice purely to receive calls, taking advantage of the great features available: call filtering, call blocking, call forwarding, call recording, and so on. But Google Voice wouldn’t be complete without letting you make outgoing calls.

There are many good reasons to make calls through Google Voice. One is convenience—you can use the contacts you’ve recorded in your Contacts (much like a phone book) and call them with ease. Calls through Google Voice are also typically cheaper than landlines or mobile phones. They’re ...

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