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. Which means you are required to be a USA resident and verify an existing US phone number. Then and only then can you get a Google voice number. But, there's always a way around things. Let's see how we can do 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 it did 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.
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
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!
Unfortunately...the trick doesn't work anymore. 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 Canadian free number. However, there's rumours that Google is readying to provide the service in Canada.
So what's happening is this...when I try to forward or verify a phone number, Google doesn't call you.. If you ever try, you get the following window messages...
I still use my old number though, which was done when the trick worked. But hey, if you are desperate with google voice there still is a a way. For instance, by using SIP, VoIP Adapter devices etc...poplar one is OBIHAI.
Let's hope Google launch the service in Canada.
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