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I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do?

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I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 4:20 PM
I just received my google voice invite today. I currently do not have a telephone number for google to call me on to get verified for google voice. What should I do, is there a way around this? I can add a phone number of someone I know and verify it as long as I can delete it. Any advice or suggestions highly appreciated.

Thanks
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? SnerdlyBosco 7/2/09 4:28 PM
katodoc:

In the past, the system required at least one number. So verifying one friends' number might prevent you from deleting it.

How do you intend to use the service without a phone or device?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 4:30 PM
See I guess i just realized that I was wrong because I thought google voice was like free voip. Kind of like skype but you wouldnt have to pay.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? allenlittle 7/2/09 4:32 PM
you can, use gizmo
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 4:33 PM
Don't I have to pay to use gizmo?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? Andre2 7/2/09 4:47 PM
No, you just go to gizmo5.com, click on "Members Sign in" in the upper right, then fill out the "Free Sign Up!" to create an account, then configure your favorite SIP softphone to use it.  To use with GV you only need to receive calls through Gizmo, which is free.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 5:05 PM
hey @katodoc If U want I can set it up for U.

The fact is U have 2 trust me or else I will suggest you a work around which might be helpful. Go to Ipkall.com and get yourself a virtual number and connect it to Gizmo5 (of course you need 2 sign up for Gizmo5 which is FREE) and then you will have a real number to get the verification done.

As far as I know U cant put in your Gizmo number directly for verification initially. Of course You can add it later on as 1 of the numbers to ring. hope that is clear and not too vague.

Or else feel free to write back and  will reply
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 5:25 PM
Ok I registered at gizmo5.com I don't know what an SIP phone is so i'm guessing I don't have one. I am also at Ipkall.com and it's asking for a sip number? what do i need to do?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 5:29 PM
I signed up at gizmo5.com but i didnt pay for anything i just signed up for the free service. How do i find my phone number?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 5:32 PM
your sip number is given free to you by gizmo and starts from 747 
Put that number in Ipkall. (Find it by logging into your gizmo5 account on Gizmo5.com)
Also put proxy01.sipphone.com in the SIP proxy column


And U r set
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 5:36 PM
if U still need help

Add me as ur gtalk friend and we can chat and fix that up step by step

:)

Hardeep 
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 5:48 PM
Ok I did exactly what you said to do and added my gizmo number to google voice i registered at ipkall.com and it says its waiting pending activation. Thank you! So now the maybe more simple or complicated question is how do i make phone calls and will it cost me anything?

Thanks!
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 5:50 PM
@katodoc it wont cost U a single penny

expect the Ipkal verificationm ail 2 reach u in 5-10 mins on the email U provided there. The activation mail will come later. 1st mail will say We have received ur request.

The second mail will give U a number probably with 360 area code (if U have selected that) 

put the number U get in Google Voice account and stay logged in to Gizmo5 and It will ring for confirmation and U can confirm it by answering the phone on Gizmo

:)
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 5:56 PM
Thank you so much rojajimmy. I highly appreciate it.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 5:57 PM
Welcome buddy

Anytime

:)
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 6:02 PM
So what do i use as a client to call out and receive calls and such? Google voice, gizmo5 dialer? and can I text message and get voicemails and stuff?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 6:07 PM
Glad 2 see U r all set up

So now for making calls if U R NOT IN US which I know for sure now

:)

lol U will need to login to Gizmo5.com software which you can download from Gizmo5 website or U can login to flash based gizmo5 phone which is there on Gizmo5 website if U do not want to download the software
This is required because whenever U dial any number from Google Voice account it will 1st call U on ur number (in your case on your Gizmo5) and then connect the number You want to dial. SO yes for receiving calls and making calls U need 2 be logged in to your Gizmo5 account on your PC, but You can receive calls on a Wifi enabled cell phone too with a software called "fring" which incorporates Gizmo5 and U can receive your calls to Skype too using the "forward calls to" option provided by Gizmo for free.

Gizmo5 is free and opens up a VAST POOL of options

U will discover more once U start using GV regularly. texts can be done worldwide for free (tested) even though GV website says just US. try it and have fun. For texts sending and receiving and voicemails and more U dont need 2 sign in to Gizmo5

Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 6:13 PM
Ok cool Thank you! So how do I send a text?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? rojajimmy 7/2/09 6:16 PM
texts, voicemails and everything even the received calls missed calls all is accessible from Google Voice online at your Account

Its just that for making or receiving calls U will need Gizmo5

otherwise everything is on voice.google.com

Login there and You can send texts and do everything else.

Just click on SMS and put the number as +1 for US and the number 

and +International code and then number of the country and send texts from The web interface

:)
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 6:17 PM
Thank you so much!
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/2/09 6:24 PM
Do I have to set up the proxy in settings on gizmo5? and if people want to call me do they call my google voice number or the ipkall.com number? and if it is the ipkall.com number is there anyway to change it so they can call my google voice number so i can call and text from the same number? Thanks!
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? ctd1500 7/3/09 1:22 AM
People should call your Google Voice number, it will forward the calls to your ipkall number (as well as any other numbers you may add in the future).
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? LHM 7/3/09 6:07 AM
GV has not been passing CID to IPKall for a few weeks. (callerid) 
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/3/09 11:36 AM
What about when I call out is there anyway to have it show it calling from my google voice number instead of my ipkall.com number?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? katodoc 7/4/09 3:30 PM
Does anyone know if ipkall.com is still working i registered and havent received a authorization from them yet to activate my account.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? Richardsosany 10/23/09 12:12 AM
Yup, ipkall it's still workin... Just got my us number today, although i've a problem...  When i get the validation call from GV to Gizmo i answer but cant dial the two numbers for validation code, ive tried everythin and nothing....  HELP!!!!  
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? mc.k 10/24/09 6:39 PM
I'm experiencing the same problem as Richardsosany. GV phones me on my ipkall number. I pick up and enter the code but GV does not seem to "hear" it. Any solutions, anybody?
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? John of Lower Merion 10/24/09 7:23 PM
@Richarsosany & mc.k

The SIP softphone with Gizmo isn't generating tones that GV understands. Try downloading another popular softphone, "X-Lite" from Counterpath.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? funnyboy240 10/24/09 10:10 PM
@katodoc

You should add your Gizmo SIP number as one of your forwarding phones as the type Gizmo. Then you can use the call button and enter a number and pick Gizmo, then it should first ring Gizmo then call the person with your GV number as the Caller ID.

You can also do that and go to my.gizmo5.com and go to the Google Voice settings and enter your GV number so you can easily make calls from the Gizmo5 app without first letting GV call you first, but it's only limited to 3 minutes per call.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? Box7184 10/24/09 10:21 PM
I added a Gizmo phone and didn't have any trouble verifying it.  There was no necessity to download any other software except Gizmo.  It generated tones and verified.  I did, as funnyboy240 suggests, have the phone listed as a Gizmo type phone. 
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? mc.k 10/25/09 6:50 AM
@John of Lower Merion

I do not use Gizmo so far. The ipkall number acutally arrives at my privat pbx and I am using my normal hardware landline phone to generate my tones (I used my iphone and another generator as well to generate these tones but GV does not seem to "hear" anything at all through ipkall
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? sugarp 11/3/09 10:20 AM
So, what is the final and easiest answer for someone who does not have a landline, cell phone, or own computer?  (I am writing this from the Library)
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? Box7184 11/3/09 8:06 PM
@sugarp

Currently you must have a landline or a cell phone in order to activate a GV account.  The best suggestion I've seen is to have a friend who has a landline let you activate from their phone.  This does require that you also have a computer near their phone so you can see what the validation code is.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? emrecccc 3/22/10 1:43 PM
Well it turns out that Google has bought out gizmo5.com, so that method is out!!
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? Box7184 3/22/10 1:58 PM
@emrecccc

Google started requiring at least one physical phone sometime last fall, well before they bought out Gizmo5.  Using Gizmo5 alone has not been an option for quite some time.
Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? funnyboy240 3/23/10 3:59 PM
@Box7184

But there's always an option to use services such as SIP Gate or RibbitMobile to verify your phone.
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Re: I do not have a phone number to verify my google account. What do I do? whitewizard579 6/18/10 6:25 PM
actually the method is still working. i just activated a 2nd account using this method and i got the ipkall number within minutes
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