Having a Google Voice number can help you separate work calls from the rest of your life without having to get a new iPhone or Android phone.

But if you no longer want or need your Google Voice number, and don't want to keep getting calls via that number, you should be able to quickly and easily delete it.

However, there are circumstances when you can't delete that number. For example, those who are using their number with Sprint or who have paid to transfer their number will not have the option.

With that in mind, here's how to get started:

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How to delete your Google Voice number

1. Go to voice.google.com .

2. Select "Settings" it's the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

3. To the left of the number you want to delete, click "Voicemail."

4. Toggle off the option to "Get voicemail via email."

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5. Click "Account" on the left side of the screen.

6. Under the number you want to delete, select "Delete" another page will open in a new tab.

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7. Next to your Google Voice number, click "Delete."

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8. Click "Proceed" in the pop-up window to confirm your decision to delete your Google Voice number.

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Once you've deleted your Google Voice number, you'll see a "Deleting...please wait" message appear on the pop-up window. Once completed, you will still see any remaining messages for that number in your inbox.

You'd then have 90 days to get your number back if you change your mind after that, it may be assigned to another Google Voice user. You also may not be able to sign up for another Google Voice number for 90 days, so keep that in mind if you need an alternative number.

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