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Maximum length of voicemail

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Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/18/09 6:33 PM
Does anyone happen to know what's the maximum length of a voice mail one can leave?
Re: Maximum length of voicemail mnemmet 3/18/09 7:41 PM
3 minutes.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail sunk818 3/29/09 7:09 PM
I was thinking you could leave yourself a message if you want to transcribe something for yourself. Its a shame the maximum length is 3 minutes.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/29/09 7:12 PM
Yeah but it won't let me call my own number using GV. You have to use another phone to call your GV number. Unless there's a hack that I am unaware of. Of course you can use one GV account to call another GV account but I can't make a second GV account right now since they are not taking sign-ups (plus TOS prevents it anyways).
Re: Maximum length of voicemail buzzdar 3/29/09 7:42 PM
Maybe that will be come a premium feature for longer voicemails. for the typical person 3 mins will be more than enough.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/29/09 7:44 PM
The 3 minute limit doesn't bother me as much as the inability to call my own number from GV :)
Re: Maximum length of voicemail bishop 3/30/09 7:20 AM
duklaa: I don't understand you - why can't you call your own GV number? I have done it several times and it works perfectly. May be you are calling from your cell phone and it takes you directly to your voicemail system? If that is the case and you don't want it, you can disable it in your settings section.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/30/09 8:34 AM
I want to call my google voice number using google voice. It doesn't work.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail Hillsborough 3/30/09 9:44 AM

That makes no sense to me.  Why would you want to call your GV number using GV?   Why not use your cell or a land line?

Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/30/09 9:46 AM
Because I don't have a cell or a land line :) GV is my only number. It forwards to Gizmo which I pick up using either my computers or my ATA. (Ok, technically I have a prepaid cell phone for emergencies but it costs me 25 cents/min to make calls from it.)
Re: Maximum length of voicemail Hillsborough 3/30/09 10:23 AM

If you don't have another phone then you can't call yourself.  Google Voice is designed to use with your other phones, it is not intended to replace all of your phones or be your single phone source.

Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/30/09 10:30 AM
Maybe it wasn't intended to be so. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't and wouldn't use it as such :) (The Internet wasn't intended to be used for buying & selling things when it was invented ;)) So I was just voicing how I have been (and will be) using it and what problem I faced in doing that. Sure, I understand that Google may choose to ignore it and do other things. But then again, they may not.

And by the way, even if I had a land line or a cell phone, I cannot use those in foreign countries. And I travel abroad quite often. So there's another use case where someone might want to call one's own GV number from one's GV account.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail Hillsborough 3/30/09 10:43 AM
Have you tried calling it from another free VOIP service?  I have used DukaDial before although it is gone now.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/30/09 10:46 AM
If you know another free VOIP service, let me know. I am not aware of any that are free for anything other than 800 numbers.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail buzzdar 3/30/09 10:55 AM
magic jack 19.95 per year all you have to have is a computer and internet for it to work and a phone to plug into the jack.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 3/30/09 10:59 AM
It's not worth it for me to spend $19.95 just to be able to call my GV. Is there anything that allows free (as in beer) outgoing calls to US numbers?
Re: Maximum length of voicemail giqcass 7/19/09 2:15 PM
I haven't tried any of these and I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish by calling yourself but one of the following might help.

You should be able to use one google voice number to call a second.

Set up one of those free call forwarding services to go to your goggle voice service.



Re: Maximum length of voicemail ethitter 7/19/09 2:24 PM
@duklaa,

Why not set up a free Gizmo5 account, add it as a phone on your account, and then initiate outgoing calls through it from the GV website? As long as you have speakers and a microphone, you can use your computer for phone calls.
Re: Maximum length of voicemail duklaa 7/20/09 4:13 AM
@ethitter: I already have Gizmo. But that's not the point of my questions because GV website still won't let me call myself.

@giqcass: Yes, you can call one GV number from another. However, GV is not open to the public and I have only one GV number. Now they are sending invites but back when I posted the original question, there were no invites.

What I am trying to accomplish by calling myself? Actually it's more like leaving a voicemail to myself....free transcription.