How to make international calls with Google Voice on your smartphone, tablet, or computer

OpturaDesign/ShutterstockYou can make international calls with Google Voice, but know that there are extra fees involved.

Google Voice makes international calling a simple task, though you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the varying rates for placing calls to particular countries.

Here’s how to make international calls from Google Voice using your mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

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How to make international calls with Google Voice on your computer

1. On your Mac or PC go to voice.google.com and log in to your account.

2. Make sure you have calling credit to pay for your international call by clicking the gear icon in the top-right corner and then clicking “Payment” in the sidebar. Calls to Canada from the U.S. are free but everywhere else has at least a nominal fee.

How to make international calls with Google VoiceChristopher Curley/Business InsiderAdd money to your account if needed.

3. Click the Dial icon and then enter the number you wish to call using the keypad. Make sure to enter the country code before the phone number.

4. Click the phone icon to begin your call. A voice message will give you the rate per minute for your call. At this point you can accept the rate and continue or hang up.

How to make international calls with Google VoiceChristopher Curley/Business InsiderEnter the phone number and then start your call.

How to make international calls with Google Voice on Android

Note that, depending on your cellular data plan, there may be extra fees from your mobile carrier for international calls.

1. Open the Google Voice app on your Android device and log in if needed.

2. Tap the Dial icon and dial the international number that you want to call. Make sure to enter the country code before the phone number.

How to make international calls with Google VoiceChristopher Curley/Business InsiderTap the Dial icon.

3. You might see a carrier notice warning you of extra fees. Tap “Got it” and then tap the phone icon. You’ll hear a message telling you the international rate for your call.

How to make international calls with Google VoiceChristopher Curley/Business InsiderTap ‘Got it.’

How to make international calls with Google Voice on iPhone or iPad

1. Open the Voice app on your iPhone or iPad and log in to your account, if needed.

2. Tap the Dial icon, and enter in the phone number of the person you want to call. Make sure to enter the country code before the phone number.

3. Tap the phone icon to begin your call. You’ll hear a message telling you the international rate for your call.

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