It was my mistake that I do not take seriously the warning email about reclaiming GV number. The result is my Google Voice number was removed from my account. This GV number served a public purpose and simply asking for a new GV number will not allow users to access the service because there is no way to broadly advertise the number change.

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Hello,

We noticed that you haven’t used your Google Voice number in a while. Because phone numbers are a limited resource, it is our policy to reclaim unused numbers so they can be made available to new users.

If you’d like to keep your Google Voice number (669) 245-5940, you will need to make calls or send text messages by 3 April 2022 by logging in to your account or using the Google Voice app on Android or iOS.

Please remember that your current number will be reclaimed in 30 days unless you start using it. If the number is reclaimed, your existing messages will remain available in your account, but you will no longer be able to receive calls or text messages.

The Google Voice Team

I had a telegram account that was linked to a google voice number that is no longer mine, and I had to reset my phone because I was getting a new one. The telegram data did not save, and I wanted to get back into my account but did not recognize the number that had been on it. I went to google voice realizing that I had a google voice number that I had linked to it and found out that it had been reclaimed.

Hello,

This is to confirm that your Google Voice number (669) 245-5940 has expired.

All of your existing messages remain available in your account, but you are no longer able to receive calls or text messages.

Thank you,

The Google Voice Team

I was desperate to find out what I can do to get the number back. Later, I get my old Google Voice number back after a hard struggle. Here in this article, I will share with you the procedure to recover your Google Voice number effortlessly.

Google Voice number would be reclaimed if you haven’t used your Voice number for a long time or no activity in your account.  You’ll receive a warning email that your Voice number will be removed from your account.  Reclaim date is the date the number will be removed.

If you don’t want to lose your number, do one of the following before the reclaim date:

  • Make a call or answer a call with your Voice number
  • Send a text message with your Voice number
  • Listen to your voicemail

If your Google Voice number was removed from your account, you can add it back. Voice numbers must be added back within 45 days.

Then, Three cases will happen with your old number:

  • It might have already been claimed by others.
  • It might be removed from your Google Voice within 45 days.
  • It might be removed from your Google Voice over 45 days

After your number is reclaimed, your messages are still in your Voice account, but you can’t get calls or texts.
After the reclaim date, you have 45 days when you can get your Voice number back. Your GV number will be reserved within 45 days for you to get it back. Only you can pick up this number. Over time, the GV number will be released into the phone number database.

How to get your number back after it’s removed?

If you find that the number you have previously linked with your Google Voice account has been claimed by someone, then that will mean that you or someone else is using that number with another account of Google Voice. Here if only you own the number still, then you can add it back to the Google Voice account, where you want to use it.

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  4. Once you will get Linked numbers, you then need to click on the option of a New linked number.
  5. In case you want to verify your number, you would be offered a six-digit code from Google Voice’s end.
  6. Search by city or area code for your number.
  7. Next to your number, click Select. Follow the instructions.
  8. In case you find that the number is being used by another account, you will then get a message asking if you want to claim it.
  9. The number will soon be linked with your account again if everything goes right and according to the process.

If you don’t see your number in the search results, make sure you’re signed in to the Google Account where it was linked before. It‘s a pity there are few guys who are able to get Google Voice back with this way.

There is another way that you can port in a GV number from another GV account. Then, you pay $10 to change this number to your lost GV number.

pay to change a number

And finally, If the number be removed from your Google Voice over 45 days and your GV number has been claimed by other. You will have to wait until this GV number is reclaimed and released to the number database again.

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