Aside from instant messaging apps like whatsapp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, or even the ios imessage, one of the best voip services one can use is the google voice.
Sometimes you may not actually know when someone is calling you with a google voice phone number. Now the question we have in order to clear the confusion is;
How to tell if someone is using google voice?
You can know if someone is using google voice by seeing a tiny Google voice icon during an incoming call though this is only available iphone.
In general, it is quite difficult or close to impossible to find out or detect if a call was from the Google voice or probably a normal cellular phone call.
However, there’s a way I do find out if a call is from the cellular network or probably just a call from the Google voice.
Now let’s jump in to that.
How to tell if someone is using google voice
To tell if someone is using google voice, kindly enable the google voice call screening and this will prompt all Google voice calls to first identify themselves by stating their names before the call is forwarded to you.
This is the only method and I mean the very best method to detect that this very incoming call is from the Google voice and not the normal phone call.
So all you have to do on your android phone or the iPhone is to enable the google voice call screening option, and any Google voice incoming will first notify you that this very person is calling you.
You go by the name Sarah James on google voice, a user calls you on Google voice and it began to ring.
And Google voice will state;
Hello, please state your name after the tone and Google Voice will try to connect you”.
Then caller will immediately say;
I’m Travis Matthews by name.
Immediately you being the recipient will see the call on your mobile phone or on your computer screen is the caller ID of Travis.
When you as the recipient picks the call, this is what you will hear;
Hello Travis Matthews wants to speak to you. You decide to answer the call and are now in conversation with Travis Matthews.
Then you and Travis Matthews will starting conversing using the Google voice call feature.
I’m giving this example to explain how to tell if someone is using google voice. Once you have the google voice app on your mobile phone, and enabled the google voice screen call you will be able to detect or differentiate between a normal phone call or a google voice call.
A normal phone call will never say Hello Travis Matthews wants to speak to you, but instead you phone will start ringing immediately the caller dialed your phone number.
The only issue here is that you must have the google voice app and account in order to use this feature or to enable the google voice call screening.
Let me show you how you can enable the google voice call screening on your android phone or iPhone.
How to enable Google voice call screening
On android phone;
To enable the google voice call screening you will have to open the google voice app in your mobile phone.
Look at the top left, tap Menu followed by Settings. Under Calls, you will see the option to turn on the Google voice call screening, so kindly do that and turn Screen Calls On .
To enable google voice call screening on your iPhone, you must first open the google voice app into your iphone.
Look at the top left on your screen kindly tap Menu followed by tapping on Settings.
Under Calls, you will see the option to turn on or enable google voice call screening. Kindly turn Screen Calls On on your iPhone.
Once you have enabled the google voice call screening on your mobile phone, you will easily detect or differentiate when you a normal cellular call is calling you and a google voice call.
This is how to tell if someone is using google voice and the best method.
Remember, if you don’t have the google voice app installed on your mobile phone, you will find it very difficult differentiate between a normal call and a google voice call.
How to know if someone blocked you on google voice
To know if you’re blocked on google voice, when you call a person multiple times and the call didn’t go through, it is a strong indication that you may have been blocked by the recipient.
Once your calls are not going through for a particular person in your contact list, it is a strong indication that the person might have blocked your number on google voice.
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How to find out who called you from google voice
To find out who called you from google voice, simply enable the google voice call screening feature and it will specify or identify all your callers from the Google voice.
Basically it quite difficult to know if this number is from Google voice as Google made it quite difficult to differentiate between the normal cellular call and the google voice call.
But with the call screening feature enabled, you can easily differentiate when you’re receiving a call from the cellular network and the google voice call.
Another method used to identify or to tell if someone is using google voice is by putting your calls to a voicemail.
If you forward your calls to a voicemail, google voicemail will only be received inside the app making it a strong indication that the call or the caller was coming from a google voice phone number. This will be a lot easier if you also have the google voice app installed on your android phone or iPhone.
How to know if a number is google voice?
After picking an incoming call and immediately you hear hello, Travis wants to speak to you. This simply means the caller is using the Google voice to call you.
Remember, Travis is an example I gave.
Once you have enabled the google voice call screening option, you easily know when a someone is using google voice to call you.
Immediately you tapped on the button to receive the call what you will hear is “hello, and the voice assistant will state the name of the caller saying the caller with name……. wants to speak to you.
It is a clear indication that it is a google voice call and not a normal cellular phone call.
On iphone, to tell if call is from google voice, when looking at the screen you will see a tiny Google voice icon below the callers name or phone number. This can be possible only if you have the Google voice app installed in your iPhone.
As it is quite difficult to identify google voice calls, all these I have mentioned here are the only methods that I know one can use to tell if someone is using google voice. If you have more to add to this, I will appreciate it alot more.