Google’s voice number is a virtual telephone number generated from Google. It can be used to serve private and business functions to call, send texts, and send voice mails. It’s used for domestic and international calls. Voice mail transcripts with Google voice numbers are saved to your email inbox, and you can read them. It also provides the feature to block callers.
Google voice number creates calls and SMS management for you. It separates important personal and business calls from other calls. Calling is not time-restricted; all that is required is internet connections.
Google voice number is not officially supported in Nigeria, but many Nigerians are interested in this Google product.
Reasons why a Nigerian will be interested in Google voice call:
1. Nigerians interested in international jobs that require only US citizens will have to get a Google product like this.
2. Those who have business interests in the US and need a US number for communication
3. Users who do not want their identities revealed as Nigerians
4. Those with family and loved ones in the USA want unlimited call time.
How to Create a Google Voice Number in Nigeria
- First, you need a strong VPN to change the IP from Nigeria to the US to access the web. Download one if you do not have one.
- The next step is to have the US-generated phone number. Using apps like Textplus, Nextplus, and Express Talk, you can create a US phone number.
- After this, go to your web browser and type voice. google.com
- Log in with your Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, then create one. The web page of Google voice will display two options: Google voice for personal use and business. Click ‘For personal use.
- Then three options will be displayed: android, iOS, and web.
- Click web
- You will then be asked to choose a Google voice number. Different options will pop up with various numbers from different states in the US
- Next, you will be asked to enter a number to link (here, inbound calls to your google voice number will be linked to it). You will put the number generated at Textplus or any other app-generating number.
- Click send code
- A code will be sent a message to your Textplus number (make sure your Textplus app is still on)
- Go back to the google voice number web and input the code sent to your Textplus number. Click verify.
And that’s it; a Google voice number is created. Your Google Voice number is linked to the number generated at Textplus. And you have an American number.
How to use WhatsApp with a Google voice number
You can get your Google voice number in Nigeria with the steps above.
- Download WhatsApp on your mobile phone. Install and open the WhatsApp
- In the section where you are to enter your phone number, put your Google voice number. And select the United States as a country.
- An OTP code will be sent to your google voice number; make sure your Google voice number app or web is on.
- Copy the OTP code sent to your google voice number and paste it into your WhatsApp.
Your number is verified, and your Google voice number is now linked to WhatsApp.
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