How to install Google Voice on your HTC Desire HD

User Guides 19:39, 18 Mar 2011

Check out the simple steps listed below to install Google Voice on your HTC Desire HD

Google Voice is an awesome service with hundreds of benefits and uses – it's even got a free voice mail service.

And becuase it's Google it's free, so why not give it a look on your HTC Desire HD.

Follow these steps, and we'll show you how:

Activate Google Voice voicemail on your HTC Desire HD

  1. Log in to the Google Voice website and click Settings in the top right corner
  2. Locate the phone you wish to activate voicemail for and click Activate Google voicemail on this phone
  3. On your HTC Desire HD, dial *004*xxx-xxx-xxxx# (where xxx-xxx-xxxx is your Google Voice phone number) and press Call
  4. A forwarding confirmation will be displayed on your screen
  5. On the Google Voice website, click Done

Configure voicemail transcriptions and delivery

  1. Log in to the Google Voice website and click Settings in the top right corner
  2. Click on the Voicemail & SMS tab
  3. Next to "Voicemail Notifications", check the box next to Email the message to and select an email address to receive your voicemail transcriptions via email
  4. Beneath "Send a text (SMS) message to", check the box next to each cell phone on which you want to receive SMS voicemail transcriptions
  5. Next to Voicemail Transcripts, check the box next to Transcribe Voicemails
  6. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen

That's it! Google Voice will now replace your carrier's voicemail, and it will deliver transcriptions of each message via email or SMS.

If at any point you wish to deactivate Google Voice voicemail, simply dial #002# (AT&T) or ##004# (T-Mobile) on your HTC Desire HD and press Call. This will deactivate all call forwarding and the HTC Desire HD will use the standard voicemail system once again.

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