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delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/7/09 4:09 PM
There has been many people asking about this and I inadvertently created my Google Voice account with an e-mail account that I use at work.

The system now won't let me delete the Google Voice account or the phone number linked to that account.

I would like to use the verification phone number in another Google Voice account but I can't because I get an error message saying that the account is linked to another Google Voice account.

As other users have mentioned, Orkut allows for the deletion of the account without deleting all the Google services under the Gmail account (including the Gmail account itself). Why doesn't Google Voice allow users to delete their Google Voice accounts?

Re: delete Google Voice account SnerdlyBosco 7/7/09 5:25 PM
@delete gvoice:

At present, there is no mechanism for deleting a Google Voice account.

You can, however, get your desired phone number off the account by adding a number you don't intend to use.

At its simplest, this could be a free Gizmo number that you sign up for, associate and abandon.

Once you have a second number associated with GV, you can delete the first one (and associate it with another account).
Re: delete Google Voice account Ilya2009 7/7/09 5:48 PM
What's the number associated with the account you want to delete?
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/7/09 6:15 PM
@SnerdlyBosco: Thanks. I created a dummy Gizmo5 account and associated my number as the Gizmo5 SIP number. I then deleted the phone number that I wanted to associate with another Google Voice account.

@IIya2009: I don't feel comfortable putting the number up on the internet so I will just let it sit idle/unused and linked to the Google Gmail account that I use at work which is a pity since phone numbers are limited and I don't really have any plans on using the Google Voice phone number associated with the Google Gmail account that I use at work.

Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/7/09 6:16 PM
@SnerdlyBosco: Thanks. I created a dummy Gizmo5 account and associated my number as the Gizmo5 SIP number. I then deleted the phone number that I wanted to associate with another Google Voice account.

@IIya2009: I don't feel comfortable putting the number up on the internet so I will just let it sit idle/unused and linked to the Google Gmail account that I use at work which is a pity since phone numbers are limited and I don't really have any plans on using the Google Voice phone number associated with the Google Gmail account that I use at work.

Re: delete Google Voice account ctd1500 7/7/09 6:22 PM
@delete_gvoice:  Ilya2009 is a Google Employee (look under the username), and actually can help rectify the issue you are having, by deleting your account or otherwise.
Re: delete Google Voice account Ilya2009 7/7/09 6:37 PM
Up to you, but my impression was that you want to get rid of the account associated with that Google Voice number, so if I kill the account it wouldn't be your number anymore.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/7/09 7:48 PM
@ctd1500: Thanks. I actually did notice it.

@IIya2009: Thanks. Would this delete my Gmail account that is linked to the Google Voice number or would you just delete the Google Voice portion so my Gmail account no longer links to this Google Voice number? I still use my Gmail account so I obviously don't want my Gmail (e-mail) account deleted.

Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 7/7/09 8:12 PM
Is there a way to contact Google support on issues like this? I'm in a similar boat. My cellular number is now tied up on a closed Google Voice account, and is locked up. So far, I haven't found a mechanism to contact support to request a phone number be freed up.
Re: delete Google Voice account Ilya2009 7/7/09 8:42 PM
delete_gvoice: only the Google Voice account, I cannot and would not delete your GMail account.
richard: you can contact support the usual way and request that your account is destroyed.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/8/09 7:03 AM
@IIya2009: Thanks. Regarding your answer to richard4339, what exactly is the usual way of contacting support? Even though I would be giving up the number, posting it on the forum even if it no longer belongs to me goes against my better judgment.

Re: delete Google Voice account SnerdlyBosco 7/8/09 7:27 AM
@delete_gvoice:

http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/request.py?contact_type=account
Re: delete Google Voice account bubbajoe 7/8/09 7:59 AM
i'll take the GV # if you dont want it.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/8/09 8:17 AM
@bubbajoe: I can't give it to you since it is linked to my e-mail account which happens to be a Gmail account that I use for general purposes.
Re: delete Google Voice account LTN 7/8/09 9:42 AM
This cat and mouse over a GV number that you don't want is really getting to me. If you don't want it and a GV employee is willing to delete it for you, what's the harm of giving it up in this post--it'll be deleted anyway! What do you want--attention?
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/8/09 10:31 AM
@LTN:

I wouldn't post the number for it to be deleted because even though it won't be my number, it will eventually belong to someone else and I'm sure that person wouldn't want his/her Google Voice number listed in the forum. In terms of attention, I picked a generic handle on this forum so what sort of attention do I want?

I have since used the link that SnerdlyBosco provided to get the GoogleVoice component removed from my Google account without affecting my Gmail account.

Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 7/11/09 9:54 PM
So you did have success with contacting Google and getting your number freed up? I too submitted the request, and haven't had any luck at all yet.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/12/09 9:28 AM
@richard4339: I just checked and I am still able to access GoogleVoice on this account. For me, even though I submitted the request, it isn't a big deal now since I'm able to put the forwarding number that was there in my other GoogleVoice account by following SnerdlyBosco's recommendation of using a "junk" Gizmo account. Even if they don't delete it or take days/weeks/months to delete it, it doesn't bother me at this point.

Re: delete Google Voice account SumeshK 7/16/09 11:18 AM
@IIya2009 I would like to delete the Google Voice account I have associated with this Gmail account.  I have not been using the number and will not be using it so I would like to free it up.  Can you help me with this?
Re: delete Google Voice account rickky 7/16/09 12:12 PM
i'll take it off your hands.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/16/09 12:36 PM
@rickky: You can't take it off his/her hands since Google Voice numbers are linked to a user's Google account (normally e-mail address). For him/her to give it up, he/she would have to give up his/her e-mail address as well if it is a Gmail e-mail address.
Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 7/16/09 12:59 PM
You can contact Google and ask them to, but I haven't had any luck yet.
Re: delete Google Voice account digikataa 7/21/09 1:42 PM
I tried using a Gizmo number for the main fwd number and I received the following
"Account must have at least one physical phone."
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 7/21/09 2:54 PM
@digikataa: I guess that Google implemented another restriction on GoogleVoice since previously it wasn't like this.
Re: delete Google Voice account Dayantonio 7/22/09 10:17 AM
@IIya2009: i need to delete a google voice number that is linked to a google voice account that i deleted. i created the account using the same email address that i use for google apps, i deleted the google voice account that i set up using that email address and when i recieved another invite i created the google voice account using a @gmail.com email address that i have.  My cell phone number is still linked to the original google voice account/number i recieved and im having issues adding it to my new google voice account/number. The google voice number that needs to be deleted is 6789297339.
Re: delete Google Voice account badshah13 7/29/09 9:33 PM
@IIya2009: Please delete my google voice account.
Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 7/29/09 9:39 PM
@badshah1: i've submitted a request through the support forms twice. If you guys have more luck asking here, say so.
Re: delete Google Voice account Next-time-ask-first 7/30/09 3:41 PM

I'm having the same problem as Dayantonio. HELP!!!!
Re: delete Google Voice account jaredhobbs 7/30/09 3:54 PM
@Ilya2009 I had this same problem except I already deleted the account! I've been trying to contact support for the past few weeks but haven't got a reply back. What happened is my landline phone was associated with Google Voice number 505-750-2021 and then the account was deleted (the Google account was jenniferfranciscohobbs). Now when I try to associate my landline number with my Google Voice account, I get the error saying that my number is already associated with two Google Voice numbers (one of which is linked to a deleted account!). Please help!

Thanks,

Jared
Re: delete Google Voice account badshah13 7/30/09 7:16 PM
@IIya2009: Please delete my google voice account. user: bads...@gmail.com
Re: delete Google Voice account perryja 8/5/09 2:41 AM
@Ilya2009 I have the same problem as jaredhobbs. Work forced me to delete a previous account and I can't re-associate the number to my new account. Says already in use. What info do you need from me? I'd rather not publish my phone number in a public forum. Can I send the number in question directly to you? Please advise.
Re: delete Google Voice account perryja 8/5/09 3:06 AM
Actually I have no problem giving the Google Voice number to delete so I can re-add my cellphone to my new account. The number is 8327695055.
Re: delete Google Voice account djmarc 8/5/09 7:29 AM
@IIya2009 can you help me delete the google voice account associated with a deleted google account? The number for the Google Voice account is 2405751112.  Thanks!
Re: delete Google Voice account Next-time-ask-first 8/5/09 6:02 PM
Has anyone actually been able to get this problem resolved?
Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 8/5/09 6:11 PM
I sent in my first support request on July 12. I still haven't heard anything, and just tried now, and still cannot add my number.
Re: delete Google Voice account jaredhobbs 8/18/09 6:26 AM
I was able to add my number today, meaning that my old account that had my number attached to it was finally deleted! Thanks!
Re: delete Google Voice account richard4339 8/18/09 11:21 AM
Finally! It's added!!!
Re: delete Google Voice account Next-time-ask-first 8/18/09 7:45 PM
Yes! Mine was finally deleted too (at least I can add my cell to my new number!).
Re: delete Google Voice account GVsavvy 8/30/09 1:13 PM
If you have access to both GV accounts, you CAN associate your cell number to both accounts IF you designate that number as a non-cell number.
GV now allows a number to be shared across two GV accounts as long as you tag is as home, work, or other.
Re: delete Google Voice account gv_kb 9/10/09 10:02 AM
How did you all get your accounts deleted?  By posting the number in this forum or by contacting GV help? 
 
I've contacted GV help, but I've gotten no response.  I need to associate a different gmail account with my GV number or cancel my number.
Re: delete Google Voice account delete_gvoice 9/10/09 1:59 PM
@gv_kb: I got mine deleted by contacting GV help via SnerdlyBosco's URL in one of the above posts. It took awhile (over 1 week) but eventually it was done/deleted.
Re: delete Google Voice account atay 7/25/10 12:44 PM
@Ilya2009 i know this is really late, but is there anyway i can get my google voice account deleted too?
Re: delete Google Voice account champasouk 8/14/10 5:09 AM
To delete google voice, you must go to my account, and where it says My Products and lists igoogle, web history etc. click on edit.Then click on delete account. Then check the google voice account and it deletes it =)
Re: delete Google Voice account zuluflyer 12/16/10 9:44 AM
Ilya2009..........I would like to keep all my other Google accounts except for the GV, but have not found a way to do it.  I would like all my voicemails to go to my AT&T iPhone visual voicemail service.    I would like my AT&T number number removed entirely from the GV account, and the GV acct (only) closed.  I want to keep my gmail acct.  Can you help me out?  The number asssociated with the GV acct is 541-435-1463.  Thanks so much in advance---Craig
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