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Google Voice readying its Canadian launch?

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Oct 29, 2012
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techfox wrote:
Dec 18th, 2012 4:53 pm
I tried adding a 416# to an account that had $0 balance but an active US number - failed.

I was however successful in adding a 416# to an account that had $10 balance with an active US number.
How long ago did you do this? I'm at the part now where I want to verify my 416 number... It won't let me do it... :(

On the web GV interface, it says country does not match phone country. On the GV app of my android phone, it says could not verify. :(

I do have a US number that I set up with text+ and that is verified. Anyone else have success with verifying a 416 number by adding $10 to the account?
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Sep 23, 2008
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Hey Guys,

Hoping one of you may have this answer. I setup googlevoice while on a trip down to the states last month. Since being home in Nova Scotia, I have attached my local Cell number and had it verify, and successfully used the "Google voice" to direct dial some friends in the states. I looked at my bill from Rogers and the call was placed to a toronto number. Is there any way to see which number google voice uses? when I look at my call log I only see the call to my friend's number. I just want to make sure that if I add this 416 number to my my10. that it will use this number. Is there perhaps a better way to set this up? I really do like the direct dial method.
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Er-Gott wrote:
Dec 20th, 2012 11:38 am
Hey Guys,

Hoping one of you may have this answer. I setup googlevoice while on a trip down to the states last month. Since being home in Nova Scotia, I have attached my local Cell number and had it verify, and successfully used the "Google voice" to direct dial some friends in the states. I looked at my bill from Rogers and the call was placed to a toronto number. Is there any way to see which number google voice uses? when I look at my call log I only see the call to my friend's number. I just want to make sure that if I add this 416 number to my my10. that it will use this number. Is there perhaps a better way to set this up? I really do like the direct dial method.
I think with the direct dial number there is no guarantee it will always be the same, but chances are good. If you can use the callback (click2call) then the incoming number would always be your own GV number. Not great for calling circles since it will be a US number, but if you have unlimited incoming it is an option.
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Er-Gott wrote:
Dec 20th, 2012 11:38 am
Hey Guys,

Hoping one of you may have this answer. I setup googlevoice while on a trip down to the states last month. Since being home in Nova Scotia, I have attached my local Cell number and had it verify, and successfully used the "Google voice" to direct dial some friends in the states. I looked at my bill from Rogers and the call was placed to a toronto number. Is there any way to see which number google voice uses? when I look at my call log I only see the call to my friend's number. I just want to make sure that if I add this 416 number to my my10. that it will use this number. Is there perhaps a better way to set this up? I really do like the direct dial method.
You can see the routing number for a couple seconds while it's being routed. I've attached the screenshot.

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Sep 23, 2008
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Now it's funny, when I try this I don't see the blue message that you have in your attached screen shot. I'm using a Galaxy Note 2. is there a setting I need to change?
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Er-Gott wrote:
Dec 20th, 2012 12:16 pm
Now it's funny, when I try this I don't see the blue message that you have in your attached screen shot. I'm using a Galaxy Note 2. is there a setting I need to change?
Not everyone sees that.... I dont see it on my phone either
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shushwap wrote:
Dec 20th, 2012 12:19 pm
Not everyone sees that.... I dont see it on my phone either
That's interesting. I can also see this number (403-910-4286) rather than the numbers I dialed on the Wind bill.

I am running CM10 (AOSP) if this makes a difference.
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Jan 21, 2012
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can't wait for google voice to fully launch in Canada with all features just as in usa!

also, can anyone verify if they can get google voice sms to their Canadian phone after successfully verifying it ?
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social17 wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 11:53 am
can't wait for google voice to fully launch in Canada with all features just as in usa!

also, can anyone verify if they can get google voice sms to their Canadian phone after successfully verifying it ?
I can do both calls and sms via GV. Search this RFD forum. I provide instructions on what I did to get set up. Not going to repeat it again here.
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social17 wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 11:53 am
can't wait for google voice to fully launch in Canada with all features just as in usa!

also, can anyone verify if they can get google voice sms to their Canadian phone after successfully verifying it ?
Yea, works for me. I had verified it end of November. However, can not seem to verify a phone I got a week ago.

When did you verify your phone number?
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When you call someone using GV which number do they see? You phone number or a GV number?
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awaisuk wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 3:39 pm
When you call someone using GV which number do they see? You phone number or a GV number?
GV number
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Jan 21, 2012
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peteryorkuca wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:51 pm
Yea, works for me. I had verified it end of November. However, can not seem to verify a phone I got a week ago.

When did you verify your phone number?
i was not able to verify my number!
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social17 wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 11:53 am
can't wait for google voice to fully launch in Canada with all features just as in usa!

also, can anyone verify if they can get google voice sms to their Canadian phone after successfully verifying it ?
Not sure that will happen. Has anyone seen ANY google posting on plans to move to Canada? So far I've not heard a peep other than the unofficial ways of circumventing this.
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