Can I use Google Voice for voicemail on Verizon?
Is there a workaround I can use in order to use Google Voice for voicemail on Verizon?
I work for VZW... dial this on your phone: *71 [Your GV #] then hit Send — (*71-###-###-#### then Send)
You will then hear some tones.
FYI, this counts as a call forward so it will use some of your minutes.
Let me know how this works.
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(Because it definitely isn't letting me use GV right now, it goes to Verizon voicemail).
Nice thing is: I activated it the first time, and haven't had to re-activate it since. Since it's tied to your number, you don't have to worry about re-establishing it as your preferred voicemail each time you upgrade your phone or flash a new ROM or anything.
The only tricky part is remembering to install the Google Voice app whenever you do upgrade or do any ROMing.
If you go to your GV settings, there should be a link next to your GN number: "Activate Google voicemail on this phone".
That will run you through the voicemail setup (essentially, just dial *7 + Your Number), and all calls to your GV and regular phone number will be routed to the GV voicemail.
Edit: Somehow I completely missed taiwanbrown's answer above. Oddly enough, Google doesn't seem to warn you that this method is essentially just call forwarding.