Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Help with comment to "Recording your own notes with Google Voice"

Some people trying to follow the instructions in my post "Recording your own notes with Google Voice" do not see an "Show advanced Settings" link that I mention.  This is where it is on my Google Voice.  I am posting the screen shot here, since you cannot post a photo to comments in Blogger.







After you click the "Show Advanced Settings" the screen should now look like this :


16 comments:

  1. Hi Mark-
    I appreciate you helping me out with this. This is not the appearance of my screen (and I don't think I can post a screen capture). My screen has two additional toggle options underneath the "Receive Text messages on this phone" box, but no "Advanced Settings" option.
    The first says "Voicemail Options" that can be either "Pin required" or "Pin Not Required". And the second is "Forwarding Options" with the choice of "Activate or Deactivate."
    Again... I'm not sure what the deal is but if you could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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  2. @anonymous: Actually those are the advanced settings. See the new screen above. Your voice mail options should have two sections, the Yes: Pin/No pin section and the No. The No is one the one you choose. Does it have it?

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  3. Hi Mark-
    I don't know why but it seems my Phones Settings has fewer options than your second screen shot above. I don't have any Advanced Settings option and the sub-options shown in the second screen shot are much less extensive in my profile. I don't know. Are there multiple Google Voice profile options, like free and subscriber or something? Could it have something to do with my cell service provider?
    I wouldn't think so but my screen just does not look like your screen shot above.
    Thanks again.

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  4. Maybe someone else has a thought on this.

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  5. Oh, but to answer you questions, no there are no tiers to Google Voice. It is free to all.

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  6. You can't access the "advanced settings" unless you have an explicit Google number for your account.

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    1. Actually, that's not true. I do have an explicit google number, but won't let me do the trick, probably because of the new change in terms.

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    2. I had the same problem, but I realized, you have to press Edit first, then it will bring you to the screen where you can see Advanced settings

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  7. Dude, Mark your a beast. Thanks for this how-to. Splendid work.

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  8. This is all very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

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  9. Does this trick still work? I'd really love to be able to transcribe my own notes this way. I found the setting you are talking about, but every time I call myself it goes straight to my voicemail options menu. I think this might be because I have my Google Voice number linked with my Sprint mobile number. Do you know anything about this?

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  10. @Jason, I'm not sure. Since I bought an Android Phone last December, I haven't used this feature. I must try it out when I get a moment.

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  11. took a while but after dicking around with it, I realized that under the PHONES menu, my cell was listed (shows as mobile) and you click on the EDIT button.... Grrrrr, so easy, there was the advanced option, gonna try and set it to filter to EN now... Thanks for the trick...MD

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  12. I can't find any way to make this work. As Jason says, calls from my cell phone go directly to v.m. options. not to recording a voice mail. the setting is there only for phones that g.v. forwards to. not for contacts. I can't find settings for individual contacts that allow sending directly to v.m.

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  13. I'm not sure this works anymore. Stopped using it a long time ago. I have other solutions I use now. Time, I guess for an updated web post.

    Soon...

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