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Google Voice in UK?

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Google Voice in UK?

I've just noticed Gogle Voice is available on my Gmail account. UK rate 7p a minute to mobiles and 2p a minute to landlines.
I've not tried it yet, but will play and see how it goes.
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Re: Google Voice in UK?

That's interesting. I have a Google voice account complete with Google phone number (US) and I don't get the option to make calls in the UK.
I can, however,
a) send and receive texts to the US for free.
b) receive calls made to my Google number.
I recall Artmo saying he could make calls in the UK on Google voice but never understaood why that was.
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So far it looks like out going calls only and no incoming number. So a partial implementation of Google Voice at the moment unless I've missed something..  The voice quality seems ok.
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Re: Google Voice in UK?

@Oddball, you are right I did use it many months ago but I think it was a trial which then stopped working.  I have friends in Spain who have been using it for a long time.  Wonder why the UK is behind on this one.  I'll have another look at it after reading this post.
matt_2k34
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Re: Google Voice in UK?

id expect they dont want to 'rock the boat' against telephony providers just yet - probably one of the providers being awkward in the UK of them buying blocks of numbers? for example.
BT could quite easily make up several area codes just for Google though, but i'm sure they'd want a stake in the service for that Wink
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Re: Google Voice in UK?

I see Google has bought Motorola today.  Wonder if this is part of the same plan?
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Looks like they're going after Apple Undecided
matt_2k34
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Which is sensible, theres more money to be made there, they can do the telephony stuff after they've killed off everyone else Smiley
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Re: Google Voice in UK?

To set up a Google voice number you need a US phone number to forward the calls to. That is how I set up my Google voice account