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    Message: Relaying your call through [GV alias number] via your carrier pops with outgoing call

    Is this just because I began using an iPhone instead of my Android? When I make an outgoing call I see:

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    Then I have to tap the GV alias number in order to process the call.

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    Obviously this only happens when using my carrier, not wifi calls. The calls connect OK, I just didn't get this message before.
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    Yes, it's because you're using an iPhone. What you're seeing is the "shadow number" that GV actually uses to place the call.

    https://support.google.com/voice/thr...w-number?hl=en

    You can actually use that shadow number for the Contact you're calling and use the regular iPhone dialer and it will display to the callee your GV number.

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    Very interesting. I remember that shadow number--what we used to call the GV alias number--from back in the days when we were using GV with dumbphones. That was the number you would send a text to so that your GV number would appear on the recipient's phone rather than the carrier number. The only drawback was that you had to have that person send you a text first, so that you could record the shadow number. But I understand that this feature is being phased out and all GV users will need to use the app.

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    SMS forwarding via GV is gone, as of Aug. 6th if I read the guy's post correctly. No easy way to capture the shadow number anymore. It flashes by quickly in Android when making a GV call for the first time to a given recipient using carrier methods.

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    Thanks. Useful information.

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