Hello everyone, this is Chris Rodriguez with CricketUsers.com the website channel. This video is going to be about setting up Google Voice to work on your AT&T Galaxy S4. What we are going to be doing is bypassing our voicemail and using Google Voice to handle that. We’ll also have use of secondary number in general and be able to send/receive text on it and make outgoing calls to it and receive calls at that number. So this is good for all sorts of people, people that need a second number like let’s say you have a business, you want to separate your business from personal phone calls. Also if you want a custom number, I have a 904 cricket number. For example, anyways this video is more about how to set it up than to the advantages/disadvantages of using it.
Uninstall Voice Call Forwarding
So let’s go back to the very beginning and we’ll go ahead and uninstall Google Voice. You could see the widget that came with it right there. Uninstalling an application is really easy. We’ll just go to Settings, more Application Manager, locate it and then uninstall it. So this will allow us to set it all up again. There are a couple of things I would do in preparation for Google Voice. One is going in to your settings and then go to My Device, Call, Additional Settings. If I read the settings from the network carrier it just goes to AT&T and then the Call Forwarding. I would take down this number even though it seems like the phone actually stores it. Now this number is not my actual phone’s number. This is where it goes to get the voice mail box. There’s that number. I won’t show you mine, if you see it, it doesn’t matter. We really don’t use this phone. It’s just for videos. We pay a lot to just do videos on this or I do.
Redownload Voice Call Forwarding
Let’s go back now and we’ll go ahead and go to the Play Store and re-download Google Voice. We’ll accept. We’ve already set up a Google Voice account. You can go to Voice Site Google.com to set that up and then on there. You can save your phone number and a bunch of other things. Alright, let’s go ahead and open up Voice. Google Voice can provide the voice mail service for your phone. Place the service for your mobile carrier, there’s a lot of things they can do of course, we’ll hit next. We’re going to use this one, create user’s account. There of course you have the option there to add another account if the one that has your Google Voice on it isn’t selected or you want to get a new number, something like that. Anyways, now we need to continue the setup. We need to add this phone because it’s not listed there. So this Google Voice will now verify your number by sending a test message from your phone to Google Voice service. Verifying your phone number, updating settings. We have verified your phone number.
Configure a Call Forwarding Number
Next, I use “ask every time I make a call” whether or not to use Google Voice. Some of it is for a business call, I can use my Google Voice number. If it’s not, I’ll just use my personal number and now it says “In order to configure your voice mail we need to access your current settings” on some phones this won’t be available. On a Galaxy S4 on AT&T is should be- This is “We will now try to setup Google Voice as voicemail provider on your phone”. Pick Configure, Google Voice. We’ll read the current settings and update them. Voicemail number changed.
Synchronize Inbox for Call Forwarding
We’ll go ahead and synchronize my inbox, I hit finish and all my text will start to download. Of course you can always add a nice widget on your home screen and you can resize it appropriately like so. We go under our settings, we can verify that Google Voice is our new provider for voicemail. Google Voice, our voice mail number will be our Google Voice number now I know for this option here and if you go back into Additional Settings, you can see the new Call Forwarding. Also go to your Google Voice number so for more information on this device and more. Please like this video and subscribe to my YouTube channel. You guys are the reason why I’m able to actually get these devices and do these videos, thanks a lot.