March 30, 2012
Google Voice is an Internet based service that allows you to give everyone one phone number and forward it to multiple phones. That means that as you switch jobs, change phone services, move, or even go on vacation, your phone number stays the same for people trying to reach you.
Google Voice also allows you to screen phone calls, block phone numbers, and apply rules based on the caller. When you receive voicemail messages, Google transcribes the message and can send you an email or text message to let you know about the call.
Google Voice is only available in the US. However there are many ways to get Google Voice account from outside the US. In This tutorial. I have described how you can get your Google Voice phone number activated from outside the U.S. for free . Kind of simple workarounds are required to enable Google Voice from anywhere outside the USA.
Step 1 : Before You Begin
You should have US Phone Number to activate Google Voice. You can get U.S Number for free & This process should not take more than five minutes.
Download and install Hotspot Shield (make sure you decline the optional toolbar). This is required because you can’t sign-in to Google Voice from a non-US location. Hotspot Shield is a free software to get connect you system to US based VPN ( It means you will get US based Internet IP for you system).
Step 2 : Start Hotspot Shield, if it’s not already running on your system, and then visit IP2Location to confirm that your location is listed as “United States.” If not, disconnect your current Hotspot Shield session and reconnect to get yourself a new IP Address.
Step 3: Launch the Express Talk softphone software ( U might have previously downloaded this software for activating your local US phone number from Step 1 ).
Step 4: Open voice.google.com in your web browser and sign-in with your Google account. If you get an error message saying – “Google Voice is not available in your country” – clear your browser cookies and try again.
Step 5: Now you can pick a Google Voice phone number. You may enter a US area code & pick one number from the available choices.
Step 6 : Enter a four digit pin for voicemail, accept the Terms and continue.
Step 7 : In the next screen, input your local US number ( which you activated from step 1 ) that will ring when someone dials your Google Voice number.
Step 8 : Click Call Me Now. Google Voice will call your local number and this should ring the Express Talk software ( make sure your Express Talk software is running ). Enter the confirmation code using the dial pad of Express Talk and once it is verified, your Google Voice phone number is ready for use.
Now You have your Google voice account and download Google Voice App for your android Phone and make use of it.
Thanks to Google and other forums to help me to put this guide for my blog viewers.
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