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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.

Step 1

Log into your Gmail account.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

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