How-To Change Your Google Voice Phone Number

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Sometimes you might need to change your Google Voice number. Here is how to do it.

Earlier in the month, Google Announced that Google Voice users can now quickly change their phone numbers for a $10 fee.  The process allows you to choose an area code and search for a number based on numbers or letters.  This idea is great news for those who have moved recently to a new area code and want their Google Voice number to be local.  It’s also handy if you want to personalize your Google Voice number a bit.

Whatever the reason, the process is very simple and takes effect immediately. One thing to note, to help with the cutover, your old number will forward incoming calls and SMS text messages to your new number for three months. Sounds good? Just follow the steps below to claim your new number:

1.   Login to your Google Voice Account and Click Settings

Google Voice - Settings Menu

2.   Click Phones Tab, then next to your Phone # Click Change

Change Google Voice Phone Number

Google Voice Number Change Details

After you Click Change, you see the details for changing your number, including the fee, and details that your old # will remain active for three months, etc.  Click Continue to start searching for your number.


3.   Fill out your Area Code or Zip then Enter either a word, a few letters or numbers.  In my example below, I chose 503 then entered in the word wows.  Click the bullet for the # you want then Continue.

Google Voice Number Change Search

To complete the number change, just Click Go To Payment

Google Voice Number Change Purchase

And that’s where my How-To ends since I have no plans on changing my groovy Number…  :)  I have a pretty good one!



  1. Alexmvp

    July 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

    That’s pretty cool. I can feel a PHONE RUSH occurring as we speak looking for the best #’s! Must be since I just looked and I can’t get a number worth CR*P!

  2. zeus

    November 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    really??? I had no idea. I really could have used this about 2 months ago when I moved back east… Oh well thnx for the FYI. I guess I should bite the bullet and make the change.

  3. zeus

    November 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Tell me about it. I have a REALLY great number compared to what my wife got. LOL!!!

  4. AlexMVP

    November 12, 2009 at 11:16 am

    One thing I've noticed is that overtime Google is continueing to open up more and more numbers so if you have a really bad one now, just wait a bit and you might be able to go back and find a better one.

  5. MrGroove

    November 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Just dont forget it's $10 to change numbers (today).

  6. MrGroove

    November 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I did write the Article back in July! You need to subscribe to groovyPost so this doesn't happen again… :) :)

  7. Jogos

    October 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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  8. selene Haskins

    March 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I need to change my number again. I keep recieving the wrong number and its annoying. Please walk me thru the process.Thank you!

  9. Sabrina

    January 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    My number that Google gave to me has belongs to someone else. For this reason I feel like I should get a free changed number because my family has been calling that number and has been cursed out multiple times and it’s really disrespectful and unfair. For me to have to pay $10 for a brand-new number is asinine when I deserve a free one for this inconvenience. And why isn’t there a number to call for consumer service. This is really unprofessional for the numbers that you guys at Google give out to be copied. Now my only source of reliably contacting people via telephone and or text message is completely gone.

    Thanks a lot jerks.

    PS, I expected new number in my email address very very soon.

    Signed, a very upset and faithful Google user.

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