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Google Voice Alternatives

Though Google has plenty of voice chat services, Google Voice stands out as a service that provides you a phone number that can be reached by conventional phone service. This, along with the convenience of voicemails being listed in the same format as an inbox for Google’s Gmail service, makes it easy to recommend for people that need access to a service that can make and receive conventional phone calls.

Alternatives to Google Voice that include support for video calling and group conversation are available if you're looking for more traditional VOIP programs. Unlike alternatives such as Skype, however, calls to landlines do not cost money on Google Voice.

Google Voice alternatives are mainly Video Calling Apps but may also be Group Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Voice.
This page was last updated Jul 5, 2022
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Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail organized in an email format, free US long distance calls,...

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    Skype

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    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    Skype vs Google Voice opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Skype is still a legitimate alternative to Google Voice, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    google voice computer to phone aka landline or cellphone is free, skype is not,

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    Xenon

    You can't use it to call landlines without paying.

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    Skype is not free computer to phone.

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    Not a free dialing app to other phones without a paid addition.

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    Skype costs money for landline calls, Google Voice does not.

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    Viber

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    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.

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    Nertivia

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    Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!

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    It's a chat app, not a virtual phone number service.

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    Line2

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    Line2 is a VoIP phone service that lets you call & text from a separate phone number via WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE. At a small premium, Text & call ANYONE in the US/Canada, forwarding & more. Pick any phone number.

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    Skype Lite

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    Skype Lite lets you send free text messages and make voice & video calls even under limited network conditions.

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  6. Access phone numbers from any device with internet: supports voice, SMS, MMS (pictures and group texting). Entirely open source stack and works over open protocols (XMPP).

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    Open source, freedom, respects my privacy

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  7. MIGHTYCALL is the VoIP system designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. With MightyCall small businesses can stay connected anywhere, as they are able to field calls on a range of devices, from cell phones to a desktop or desk phone.

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    Starleaf

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    StarLeaf enables seamless collaboration through intelligently engineered, reliable meeting room systems, superior video conferencing, and secure messaging.

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    LINE

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    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

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    LINE vs Google Voice opinions
    This alternative is disputed. LINE is still a legitimate alternative to Google Voice, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It's not an VOIP/SMS/MMS service, it's a proprietary chat service that could be compared to Google Hangouts (but not Google Voice).

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    Google Voice offers free landline calls, LINE does not.

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    Line is more like google handouts than google voice.

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    Does not offer the ability to call a phone number.

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    The best private phone number app for ANY occasion when you need a different number to call and text with – get local numbers from over 60+ countries, make private calls, send anonymous texts, hide your caller id with a fake phone number, or even manage multiple lines for your...

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