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  1. SJamG

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    I know that GV is not officially been released anywhere but the US, but I was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to have an active Google Voice account in the UK?

    I found a post on this forum which detailed how to get an active account, but it didn't work for me (spoofing US IP address)

    Anyone have any luck?
     

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    Had a look, haven't tied that method... so will give it a go

    I hevent got an invitation, so I might havea problem there!!

    Will keep you posted with progress
     
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    I live in the UK and I've had a GV account for some time now. Strange thing is that GV works for me. I have full access to it from the UK (on-line and on my Android). At first I received an email from Google with the invite but could not access the service telling me that it did not work outside the US. Then, one day, I tried again and I got in. No proxy trick. Once in, I had to register a US phone number with GV which I then linked to a virtual US phone like Vonage's virtual numbers. I unfortunately do not have any invites left. It came with only three of them and I have already shared them :-(
     
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    I would definitely experiment with this to get it working, but don't have an invite from Google....so I think this experiment is busted before its started :(
     
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    Thanks - I have just applied for one, just a waiting game now.

    Looking forward to a good hack about! :)
     
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    ok im waiting...
     
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    LOL - Funny guy...

    ...Did you come up with that one yourself? :D
     
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    Google have just announced Google voice for everyone to use, as long as you are in the US :( no invitation needed though :)
    Google Voice - Features
     
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    I got it working - I now have an active Google Voice account! :D

    Here is how i did it :

    1. I downloaded UltraSurf from here (to spoof US IP Address) : Download UltraSurf

    2. I then got myself a US phone Number from IPKall here : http://phone.ipkall.com/

    3. Once I got my number, I started the UltraSurf program and started IE.

    4. Then, I created a VOIP SIP account here : VoIP User - the Voice over IP resource, btw, DO NOT USE YOUR GMAIL, HOTMAIL Accounts as the email address, you cannot create a SIP Number.

    5. When logged into voipuser, I created a SIP Account (under 'My SIP Account')

    6. So, now we need to forward the IPKall number to the account created on VOIPUser - So login to your IPKall account and put the following details in :

    SIP Phone Number : {Enter the Username you specified in the 'My Sip Account' in you VoipUser accounjt

    SIP Proxy : sip.voipuser.org

    7. Press 'Submit' to save settings

    8. Download 3CXPhone from the Andoird Market

    9. Configure 3CXPhone to your VOIPUser account by using the following settings :

    Profile Name : {Whatever you like}
    User : {As you specified on VOIPUser}
    Password : {As you specified on VOIPUser}
    External Server : sip.voipuser.org

    10. Save the new Profile and it should connect

    11. Now for the fun bit....go to google.com/voice and login using your GMail account credentials. (make sure you are still on UltraSurf)

    12. It will fire up a Setup screen - follow the steps.

    13. When it asks you to enter a Mobile or Home phone to forward to, enter the one you created on IPKall

    14. Google will call you to verify the number (which will ring on your Android phone). Enter the number they want (displayed on your screen during setup)

    15. Complete the rest of the steps and your done! Enjoy your new Active Google Voice account outside the US. :p

    You now do not need to start UltraSurf if you want to login to your GV account!

    Now, what I did to enhance the usage within the UK was to have a UK number divert to the IPKall number, which then goes to my Google Voice Number. Here is what I did :

    1. Log back into your account on VOIPUser.org
    2. Go to 'My Numbers' (left hand menu)
    3. Click to request a new number
    4. Select the 'Number Type' and click 'Request'
    5. Return to My Numbers and edit the Termination Settings (click on number)
    6. Set Destination 1 to a PSTN and select USA +1 and enter your GoogleVoice number (no dashes or brackets etc)

    Hopefully, when its activated in the UK, I will remove the US Phones from the GV Account, put in my UK phone number(s) and request a new UK Google Voice Number and I am ready to ROCK!

    I hope this helps people enjoy Google Voice outside the US :)
     
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    This is a different thing completely, this allows you to handle VOIP calls from Google Voice on the Desire. -

    see http://www.google.com/voice for more information.
     
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