How To Use Google Voice In Canada

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…

Step 1. Google Voice Upgrade Your Account

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.

Step 5.0 Google Voice Soft Phone

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...

Step 5.1 Google Voice Setting Page

That was all about it. 


Revising Steps For You

To wrap it or if you want to try yourself try the following steps and let me know how did it go..

Requirements:

  • VPN / Anonymous Proxy service
  •  Gmail
  • Google Voice Number
  • Forward to Canadian 403 phone number

VPN / Anonymous Proxy service

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 is:

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 two companies:

HotSpot Shield VPN Logo
proXPN Logo
Which one I like most? Of course, HotSpot Shielt - even upgraded because it's cheaper and more flexible than proXP. You can choose Hotspot Shield Elite one year, or monthly. Click Here

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?

Gmail

Now go to google.com/voice and login in with your current Gmail (if you already have one) or sign up for a new account/Gmail address at gmail.com

Get A Google Voice Number

Chose a US number by typing city, zip code or an area code of your choice. Look the image above (step # 2).

Forward to Canadian 403 phone number

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 ….

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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!

Update

Google voice no longer allows you to forward to 403 area code., the above article was written based on the loopholes that existed. Now you may only get GV number by skipping the Canadain free number. However, there's rumors that Google is readying to provide the service in Canada. Read these related news... 

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.

GV Verify Your Phone Number New 1
GV Verify Your Phone Number New 2

Let's hope Google launch the service in Canada. 


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