How to Set Up a Free Phone from Google Voice

phone-graphicMany startup businesses on a budget should look into the possibility of getting a second phone (well, sort of) by getting a Google Voice phone number. In short, you can get a “business number” and then put a voice mail message indicating that you are “busy with clients” or a general “unable to pick up right now” message. Google voice records the messages and then translates them into text.

This is a great way to manage your side business when and if you are working for someone else. You can delay answering your own business calls until your lunch hour or break time.

By having your own free Google Voice number, you won’t run into a problem of getting business calls when you are working at your day job.

You can also forward your google voice calls to your cell if you have a little more freedom.

Below is a video from FiveFreeTools that shows you how to get a Google Voice phone number for free.  It’s always helpful to see these types of things before you venture into them. It looks like you may need about 15 to 20 minutes to sign up so make sure you pick a time when you will not be rushed.

Below is another video that goes into depth by another instructor at Valentus Dream Builders Team and she also instructs you on how to set up Google Voice once you have the phone number.  This will be very helpful for those who are not that tech savvy.

Before you get started, you might also make a list of words that might work in your phone number because you will get an option to choose “words”. For example: 1800-callnow. or 954-call911. You get the picture.

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