How to Get a Google Voice Number in Africa (Free US Calls)

Recently, Google Voice Numbers and Accounts have gained dominance as they offer free calls to the United States and Canada. Its accessibility on a computer and via its mobile app makes it a convenient solution for many.

Reasons Why Cameroonians, Nigerians, Ghanaians, and Africans, in General, Need Google Voice Numbers or Accounts

There has been a rush to obtain a free Google Voice Number by people in areas outside the USA, such as India, Europe, and many parts of Africa such as Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. This can be attributed to the following:
  • Many Africans involved in online businesses will always need US phone numbers to run their business. Also, some local websites or places will never allow anybody to access them except United States citizens. In this instance, using a Google Voice number can be an advantage.
  • Furthermore, such websites require you to provide a phone number from the United States to access the services they offer. 
  • Moreover, you may need to receive a call from a United States-based business partner or make direct calls to the partner, and you do not want to let them know you are not calling from the United States.
  • Some Africans have relatives abroad in the US and Canada who may want to call them back home for free. Also, These Africans, e.g., Cameroonians, may wish to call the landlines of their relatives directly from the comfort of their cellphone at no extra cost.
  • Google Voice also offers a very cheap rate for international calling and SMS. So, this is no secret that many people outside the USA on a tied budget will like this.

These are the common reasons why people from outside the USA seek US phone numbers. This article will direct you on how to get a free US phone number for your online business or personal use.

Google Voice Comes to the Rescue

As an African or any citizen outside the US, you can get your free US phone number from Google Voice. Also, You can use the number to make calls to any US or Canadian number for free. 

Furthermore, It can also receive calls from any part of the world, including Canada and the United States.  

The number can be used to send and receive SMS and Voicemail. SMS and Voicemail are absolutely free.

The caveat or downside is that only those in Canada and the US can access Google Voice. You must meet some requirements if you are a non-US resident and need to access Google Voice.

Requirements for creating a Google Voice Number from Outside the United States

  • A good VPN that can change your IP address to that of the United States
  • A legitimate United States phone number can be used to create your Google Voice account.

How to make a Google Voice Number from Outside the United States

The steps you can follow to obtain your US phone number via Google Voice are enumerated below:

  1. Visit the Google Voice webpage and sign up using your Gmail account.
  2. You will see a prompt to "Set up your Google Voice Number." You can click on the "Get a Google Voice Number" link if the above prompt does not come up. This link is usually located on the left side of the webpage.
  3. Then, click on the "I want a new number" tab.
  4. After providing the US number you got above, this will be used for your verification.
  5. Note that The confirmation number will be located on the next screen.
  6. Click on the "Call Me Now" tab to verify this number. The phone number must be close to enable you to answer the call.
  7. When the phone rings, you will be provided with a confirmation number. Make sure you Type the confirmation number in the space provided when prompted to do so.
  8. Next, follow the prompts that come up to get your personal voicemail messages set up.
  9. Provide your area or zip code when prompted and click on Next. This enables you to select your state or region in the US.
  10. A drop-down menu will be provided, and you will be required to choose any US number among them.
  11. The next step is to Provide a PIN to give you full access to the phone number.
  12. You can then return to your account history on Google Voice. Afterward, change Settings and remove Call Screening.
  13. Congrats. Your Google Voice account and number have been successfully created.

How to Get a Google Voice Number in Cameroon or any other country outside the US without meeting the Requirements

If you are in Cameroon or any country in the world and would like to have a Google Voice Number but fail to meet the requirements stated above or have difficulties in creating the Google Voice account or number, you can follow the steps listed below:
  1. Contact Temo Group directly via WhatsApp (+237676306004) or Telegram.
  2. State the Region or State in the US where you want your Google Voice Number to be. 
  3. Also, indicate if you want the number to be bound to your Google account or created on any other google account.
  4. Your Google Voice account will be created in under 15 minutes, and the details will be sent to you.
  5. Hooray, your account is now active and ready to use.

How to set up Google Voice Number and Account for First Use

After getting a Google Voice Number, it's time to set it up on your computer or mobile device. This enables you to make and receive calls and send and receive SMS and Voicemail on these devices. Here is how to set up your account to use it on these platforms:

How to set up your Google Voice on a Computer

  1. Go to the official Google Voice website and sign in to the associated Google account if you have not done so already.
  2. Once done, you are greeted with a welcome screen that shows a dial pad and a messaging section.
  3. Begin making and receiving unlimited calls and SMS for as long as possible.

How to set up your Google Voice on a Mobile Device (Android and iOS)

  1. Download the Google Voice app from the Google Play Store for Android Devices or the Apple Store for iOS devices. This download is free.
  2. Once downloaded, open the application and sign in to your Google account.
  3. Accept Google Voice terms and conditions by clicking "Continue."
  4. Follow the prompts to finish setting up. Make sure you finish customizing your settings.
  5. That's it. You can now begin making your free calls from your mobile device.


We hope this comprehensive guide has enabled you to go through the steps in creating a Google Voice account, allowing you to have a unique and free US number to use for your personal and business needs.

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