When you are living in a country alone, it’s normal to have to make international calls to your loved ones and/or for business reasons.
This is when people start using Google Voice.
However, you will need to learn how to make international calls with Google Voice the right way to make sure it goes through as intended.
To do this, you are going to have to have credits on your Google Voice balance and then dial the number. This will automatically cause the cost to be subtracted from the balance as soon as the Google Voice call is complete.
We highly recommend using Google Voice because it’s easy to use and offers crystal-clear quality in various parts of the world.
Here is our take on how to make international calls with Google Voice.
How To Make International Calls With Google Voice On Android and iPhone
It’s common for people to want to make a voice call using Google Voice on the phone.
Before getting started, it’s best to make sure you have a decent connection. This includes 50 Kbps (download) and 50 Kbps (upload) as a minimum.
This includes Android and iPhone users.
To do this, you are going to want to open the Google Voice app on your phone. You can also go to your phone’s browser and visit Voice.Google.Com if that is easier for you.
You are then going to have to sign into your Google account.
At this point, it’s time to tap the green icon to get started. This is the dial icon. You are going to have to make sure there are enough credits in the balance and top it up before getting started.
You can then dial the number.
It’s common for a message to come through to tell you how much of your balance is going to go toward the call. This might not always happen but it does when your call is routed.
How To Make International Calls With Google Voice On Your Computer
To begin the process, you are going to head over to Voice.Google.com.
This is the official website for Google Voice and you can use this with any operating system.
Now, you are going to be ready to start using Google Voice. Before this, funds need to be added to Google Voice. This can be done using a variety of methods and you will need specific credits in the balance for a call to go through.
When the balance has credits in it, you can then go to the dial pad and put in the number you are looking to call.
Please note, you will need to add the country code before dialing the number itself. This will vary depending on the nation you are calling.
You can also click the phone icon to get the latest rate for where you are calling.
First, dial the country code
Paying For Calls On Google Voice
It’s normal for a person to be confused about how to make an international call and the payment methods on Google Voice.
To do this, there is a “credit” system on Google Voice.
You are going to pay for this credit beforehand through Google Voice. At this point, you can then dial the phone number and the balance will be reduced based on how long the call was and where you called.
To get started with the payment, you will want to go to the far-right icon at the bottom. This is the Settings menu.
Now, you will go to Payments.
You can add however much money you want to add to the account up to $70. This can be done with a debit or credit card depending on what is best for your situation.
Please note that the rates are going to vary for each location and it’s best to go to the official Google Voice website to get these rates.
This will ensure you get the right cost per minute on Google Voice depending on where you are calling from.
It’s also important to note that calls to Canada, the US, Puerto Rico, and Ukraine are going to be free.
These prices can change at any time. Don’t use this as a definitive source. Your cost per minute will vary based on whether you call landline, VoIP, mobile, and Special Special Services.
You are welcome to call to these nations without paying a cent on Google Voice.
These are the main tips on how to make international calls using Google Voice.
Google Voice is a great option for those who are overseas. Other methods are not going to be as consistent or efficient, which is why using Google Voice overseas is a great idea.
The steps mentioned here should make it easier for you to use the app or website on your device.
Amanda Harper is a travel enthusiast with 10+ years of traveling experience across the planet. Her passion for writing and travel makes her a walking bibliography on modern-day tourism.