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Google Voice readying its Canadian launch?

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  • Jan 7th, 2013 5:29 pm
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Sep 25, 2007
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No. I've only ever seen/heard rumours. Like, "my buddy works at google and he's been using google voice in canada." or "they're beta testing over in some town no one's heard of".

Google tends to be pretty mum about things though, so not a big surprise.
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I had GV account for 3 years now. I was using it in Canada using Alberta#. It stopped few weeks ago. Tried to get my bell mobility# verified using s3. It wont verify, even tried older app. since it was updated yesterday.
SO IT DO NOT WORK.
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crasher wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 12:00 pm
I had GV account for 3 years now. I was using it in Canada using Alberta#. It stopped few weeks ago. Tried to get my bell mobility# verified using s3. It wont verify, even tried older app. since it was updated yesterday.
SO IT DO NOT WORK.
There was a small window that some were able to verify a Canadian... I was able to get my BC area code added
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I was able to verify my mobile phone too in that small window of opportunity in December. However, when I tried to add my other number, it was already impossible. Still, GV is pretty useless untill they start offering Canadian numbers... somehow I don't think that'll happen soon, if ever.
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I heard that all US cell phones come with US nationwide long distance. Therefore, Google Voice really doesn't care where the access number is located relative to the phone. I think this is a big hinderance to bringing Google Voice to Canada.
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Dec 29, 2011
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That would be awesome. I used in the US and better than regular phone lines.
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kitty wrote:
Jan 7th, 2013 5:15 pm
I heard that all US cell phones come with US nationwide long distance. Therefore, Google Voice really doesn't care where the access number is located relative to the phone. I think this is a big hinderance to bringing Google Voice to Canada.
For all the calls I made in Calgary, the forwarding number has all been local. Haven't tried in other cities though.
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