I'm sure it's been posted multiple times, but I've searched and didn't notice this particular question. So, my apologies in advance if it's already been answered. I am not interested in having people call a new phone number. There are over 1,000 professional and personal contacts around the world going back 10 years who have my number, so I'm going to keep it. My primary GV interest (at the moment) is to improve my Visual VoiceMail experience over the Verizon solution. If I sign up for the option to get a new Google number do I actually have to use that new Google number to enjoy the visual voicemail feature? Like everyone else, I'd love to keep my options open for the future, but I want people who call my Verizon number to reach me. When I call others from my phone, I want their caller ID to show my existing Verizon number, not the Google number. If I cannot do what I've asked above, and must use the new GV number to use the voicemail features, what happens when people call my Verizon number? Does it get forwarded to my phone or...? Net Net: if I go for the New Google Number option, can the features be "dumbed down" to make it act like I selected the 2nd option (to use my existing number)?