How to Identify a Google Voice Number? [Solved]
An easy way to see if a US phone number is a Google Voice telephone number is to query it using Free Carrier Lookup
The query return will show the carrier of the number. Google numbers use: “Bandwidth” and FreeCarrierLookUp identifies Google Voice numbers both as “Bandwidth” and specifically as “Google Voice”.
Easy Method to Identify a Google Voice number?
How can I identify a Google Voice number?
In order to use most of the services on Google Voice, you will need a Google Voice number. This is a separate phone number that you can use to send and receive phone calls, text messages, and voicemails – just like you would with most modern smartphones! Oh, and it's free, too! This lesson will instruct you on how to set one up for yourself.
What is my Google Voice number?
Your Google Voice number is the phone number tied to your account on the Google Voice service. With it, you can send and receive phone calls, text messages, and voicemail messages through Google Voice. You can also have your Google Voice number redirect calls to your mobile and landline numbers.
To set up a Google Voice number:
1. Visit the Google Voice website on any web browser.
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to Google Voice.
2. Identify your Google Account.
You will be asked to sign into your Google account. First, type in the email address or phone number associated with your Google Account underneath where it says "Email or Phone." Then click Next.
3. Type in your Google Account password.
If your account is recognized, Google will ask you to enter its password. Simply type the password associated with your Google account underneath where it says "Enter Your Password" and then click Next.
4. Choose your Google Voice number.
If you did everything right, you should now be on the main screen for your Google Voice account. If you haven't set up your Google Voice number yet (which we'll assume you haven't), you will be prompted to do so at the bottom of the screen. Click Choose Number, and then click Continue on the next page.
5. Find an available phone number in your area.
The first step is to search for an available phone number that you can claim as your Google Voice number. Click inside the search box provided and type in either your area code or city's name, and then click the magnifying glass (or just press the "Enter"/"Return" key on your keyboard).
Why This is Awesome and Why it Sucks
This is awesome because Google Voice is free — making your call tracking free! And because you don’t have to ask each caller where they are calling from. Plus, if you advertise for multiple practice areas or to different markets, you’ll know before you even answer the phone what type of case you are about to discuss by simply saving your multiple Google Voice numbers in your phone and labeling them as the associated marketing source and practice area, such as Yelp — Estate Planning.
(As another example, this is great for law partners with different practice areas. If an ad triggers one specific practice area, you can direct the call to the appropriate lawyer before answering the phone.)
As for the cons, the big one is this: you don’t get caller ID. If you miss a call (and the caller doesn’t leave a voicemail), you’ll have to log in to Google Voice and check the History (missed call logs) to get the number to call back — an onerous step if you set up twenty-two different accounts to track twenty-two different marketing channels.