On this page, I am going to demonstrate and show you how to use Google voice in Canada. As you know, the service is only available in
the United States. That means you will be required to be USA resident
and verify an existing US phone number then can only get a Google voice
number. However, let's see if there is a way around it...
Since I had Gmail account there was no need to create a new one. So just did the following steps:
1. I had to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) - anonymous proxy service to show my IP address as if I am in USA. I will list some VPN providers below in a while. Once I made sure I'm using an IP from US, just typed www.google.com/voice and logged in with my Gmail e-mail address. Then I got…
Viola! that was the first success. Meaning I would be able to get a new number and forward to my phone home or mobile phone.
2. I chose a number in AZ, an area code starts with 480..
3. Now, it was time to
forward my Google voice number to my Canadian number. Google allows you
to forward to Canadian number with 403 area code ONLY. Luckily I happen
to live in Alberta and have numbers with 403.
4. Next, Google wanted to verify my number…
5. Done! Ready to start making and receiving phone calls in North America.
Whenever I want to change or add more numbers and check my voice-mail, I simple click on setting found on top right of the page...
That was all about it.
To wrap it or if you want to try yourself try the following steps and let me know how did it go..
Then you should use a proxy server with a USA IP address. A proxy
service is a service provided by some companies to help you protect your
identity online. The following short video explains what a VPN or proxy
Got it? I suggest you try with free VPN trials first then upgrade to
pain version once you think it's worth having it. I have tried these
There are many other VPN providers as well.
So you IP is hidden? To make sure your IP is showing from US just browse or visit tracemyIP.com website.Want to know what an IP address and the website is all about? Check this link What is TraceMyIP.org?
Chose a US number by typing city, zip code or an area code of your choice. Look the image above (step # 2).
In this case, you will need to forward your Google voice calls to
Canadian number with 403 area code. Don't have a number in that area
code? No problem! You can get a free number provided by Canadian CLEC
(Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) company. And forward to your home
or cellphone number.
Unfortunately you've to be in Canada to get free number in Calgary 403 area code. Head to FreePhoneLine article to learn more about it and sign up.
Eventually you have nothing to lose but achieve ….
Forward → to
Your Home / Cell Phone #
= All For FREE
That was all about it. So, how did you do? Share your comment, suggest, question or experiment with us!
C2 (how I used Google Voice in Canada)
1. Sadly it doesn't work anymore I tried and am unable to forward to 403 area codes I get the following message. Any other way to try it?
YES, I can't even verify any other numbers :(. If you try to forward to 403 or verify now you get these messages.
Let's hope Google launch the service in Canada.
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