How to Use Google Voice With a Headset

by Jason Spidle

You can connect your Google Voice account to Gmail, enabling you to make phone calls through your Google Voice number using a headset connected to your computer. Once Google Voice is connected to the Google Chat service built into Gmail, all calls made from the Gmail interface using a headset will be made using your Google Voice number. Configuration takes only a few moments because Gmail automatically recognizes USB and analog headsets.

Log into your Gmail account.

Click "Call Phone" in the Google Chat contact list and make a single phone call to activate the Google Chat voice service.

Log into Google Voice and click the settings icon at the top right, then select "Voice Settings."

Click the check box beside "Google Chat" to route Google Voice calls through Google Chat.

Connect a headset to your computer and return to Gmail.

Click "Call Phone" again and place a call using Google Chat. The call will be made through your Google Voice number and that number will be displayed on caller ID.

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.

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