I was just checking out Google voice and I'm not sure, but it looks like you have to provide a verification phone number in order to use the service. I do not want to do that.
It would be nice if I could use Google Voice for outgoing U.S. calls only. During the enrollment process, there was a screen that came up requiring you to input a phone number for forwarding calls to your Google number. I hit the escape key to close that window. I went back to Gmail and saw a welcome email from Google Voice. On the screen was an option to make a call. I tried it but it said I had to download the Google plugin or something. I didn't do that.
I was kind of under the impression that I was set up and ready to make calls without having to enter a verification number of any sort. But I am not sure.
I figured I would ask before I pursue this any further.
Also, if I do have to enter my home or cellphone number for verification purposes, will it so to any parties I call using Google Voice?
I am not planning on using Google Voice for nefarious purposes. I would prefer not to give Google my phone number if I don't have to.
Thanks for any info you can provide.