Google Voice is a free service from Google that allows you to talk to people in your Google Contacts using voice over phone or voice over computer. While you need to either create a unique Google number or use a cell phone number as your primary Google Voice contact, you can still access Google Voice remotely to contact Google Contacts from a home phone.
Setting up Google Voice for Remote Access
Navigate to the Google Voice homepage listed in the Resources section below. If not already signed in, enter your Google account name and password.
Click on the small gear in the top right of the logged in screen and choose "Voice Settings."
Select the "Phone" tab and then the "Edit" option. Click on "Show Advanced Settings" to bring up a list of available phone numbers. If needed, click the "Add" link and add your home phone number.
Select "Yes" under the "Voicemail Access" heading under the entry for your home phone. Choose to require your Google Voice pin or not. Click "OK" or "Save" to finish.
Calling Your Google Voice Account from Home
Pick up your home phone and dial your Google Voice phone number. This number is either your mobile (cell) phone number or a Google Voice number you created when first setting up Google Voice.
Sign into the "Voicemail System." If prompted, press the "*" (star) key and enter your Google Voice pin.
Press "2" to make a call. Select the option to call a Google Contact and follow the verbal menu options. You also can simply enter the telephone number of the Google Contact you want to call after pressing "2."
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