In this piece of content, we will discuss and explain how to delete your Google Voice account in few steps.
We will also discuss how to do the same procedure on other devices as well. We also covered additional details like how you can recover your Google voice account back.
How To Delete Your Google Voice Account & Number
In this procedure, we will explain how to disable or unsubscribe your Google voice account completely. Deleting your Google voice account or number will not delete all the data associated with the account immediately which signifies that your messages will remain visible in your inbox sections.
You will not be able to delete your Google Voice number:
- You cannot delete the Google voice number, if it’s controlled & managed by your school or it’s Google workspace number.
- If you have paid $10 to transfer the number.
- If you are using Google Voice number with the sprint account.
Below are the steps to disable the Google Voice account and deleting your number.
- Go to the official website of Google Voice.
- Login or Sign into your existing account of Google Voice.
- Now you will see the three horizontal lines & Menu option located on the top left corner of the window.
- Menu bar will open, choose the Settings Option.
- So first we need to disable the Voicemail support for Google Voice numbers.
- In the setting option Select Voicemail in the menu and uncheck the Great VoiceMail via Message option.
- Now in the settings, choose the Phone Numbers option from the menu.
- Tap on the Delete option under your Google Voice number.
- After the confirmation, select Proceed to delete the number.
- Congratulation you have successfully disabled your Google Voice account with number.
Note: When you delete your Google number from the account, the account will be permanently disabled from getting another free Google number and the old number could be unavailable for months
Can We Recover A Google Voice Account Back?
Whenever user deletes their Google Voice number and disables their account Google provides them with 90 days of standby period, which means you can activate your Google account and get your number back within 90 days of deleting the account.
After the standby period, Google will transfer that number to someone else, so this gives users the time period to think before getting rid of their Google number entirely.
ReActivate The Google Voice Account And Number
It is very simple to reclaim within 90 days period of deleting the account, to go to the Google voice website sign in the back with email id.
In the Menu scroll down to the bottom and shows the Legacy Google Voice option. Here you can reactivate your old number by selecting Get your old number back.
Can I delete my google voice number and get a new one?
Now you cannot get a new number, in order to reuse your Google voice account, you’ll need to reclaim your original deleted number.
Also, you cannot reclaim your old number with the same phone number you verified in the first place.
After you reclaimed it and want to change the number you can pay $10 to get a new number.
Can we create a new google voice with a new cell phone number and then change it to my original number which was used old Google voice?
Yes, you can do that with your Google Voice account.
I cannot link my old Voice number to my new voice account. However, I deleted my number from my Old deleted Voice account?
If you deleted your Google Voice number from your old voice account, that account is permanently disabled from getting another free Voice number.
The voice number you deleted will be unavailable for many coming months until Google restores that number to their pool of available numbers.
If you deleted your original Google Voice account, you cannot even Reclaim that deleted number since you deleted the account.
Note: Your Google voice account gets permanently deleted after 90 days of deleting the number.
If you have not deleted your Google voice account and are able to reclaim your deleted Google number then it is easy to move your Google number to another Google Voice account that does not have its own Google number, follow this guide.
What happens if I delete the linked number to my Google Voice account?
If you deleted your link number to your google voice account you are Google Voice number will still work fine.
Make sure to disable the Voicemail forwarding support to the linked number.
Google only as your link number for the initial account creation after that you have the freedom to do anything.
How do I unlink my cell phone number from an unknown Google voice account?
First, you will require a different phone number to re-verify the account. Once you get verified, you can then remove the phone number as a forwarding phone and simply Re-add your phone number as a forwarding number.
This is happening because a phone number can only be used for only Once to verify or Reclaim a Google Voice number. This also includes if your phone number was used by someone who on this number before you, this process protects you from anti-fraud and abuse measures.
You can simply use your friends or family phone number to verify who are not planning to use Google Voice number in the near future because once you’re verified with their number they will not able to sign up using that number for verification, to use the Google Voice number they also have to follow the simpler the process.