in some country google voice is not working
Hey everyone, i've been reading a lot about getting google voice activated for use in canada using the 403 area code. I used hotspot shield to mask my ip address and with the help of a friend in the u.s i registered my google voice account and was given a 403 area code gv number. After the registration was completed i wanted to go into my gv account and change the phone number that google voice forwards too, but none of the options that i'm supposed to select were available.
Has anyone else who has registered gv in canada under the 403 area code had this problem? Is there a reason why i'm missing menu options and is there a fix?
Thanks for the help
in some country google voice is not working
403 loophole doesn't work anymore
those that added 403 number before the loophole was closed has been grandfathered
Thanks for the definitive information, i can quit trying to make it work now. Thanks
Don't think you should give up just yet....
I actually JUST signed up (Sept 5th)for a GV account and got a 403 number. I now have it working flawlessly with the GV Callback App (search for Xinlu app available, not Voice+ as found on the market) and using the 403 # as one of my ten favorite numbers.
I can confirm that it works as advertised. You place an outgoing call from your phone. The Call Back App intercepts the call and contacts GV (using a small amount of data, about 7kb per call). GV spoofs your number and calls you back (hence on your phone, you will see an incoming call with your 403#). Once you answer the call, GV then calls out your recipient. Your recipient will see your 403# show up on their caller ID. Since GV is ALWAYS calling you back with your 403#, it can be used as one of your My 10#'s (Unlimited incoming also works, but with my 10, you can receive the call anywhere in Canada without LD charges. On a side note, this will also work in the US if you are travelling and buy a Prepaid Sim card on a US carrier like T_Mobile)
While the 403 call forward loophole is indeed closed, Google is still assigning a 403 #s (Shows up as Airdrie, Cochrane, High River and Okotoaks). There is a trick to actually getting this 403#. My guess is when you signed up, you requested a 403#. GV would have showed a series of numbers available, howver when you tried to request the number, it could not be assigned. Sound right?
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Yes sir....i will post a screen shot when i get home
And no, it is not google talk like from the browser, it is Google Voice!
I am also interested to know how this can be done. Country in my Gmail is set to Canada (as I am Canadian) and when signing for a 403 (Note: not forwarding to a 403 number), it goes through everything until verifying an existing number. It doesn't matter what number (in US or in Canada) I put, it just gives the same error: "Country of the new forwarding phone does not match the existing ones."
What area code number did you use to forward your 403 number to?
Thanks for clarifying this and helping us out.
Here is a data point.
I was able to get one of these 403 numbers successfully on a GV account that already had a US number and is forwarded to a US phone.
Did change number. Paid $10 on my US credit card for the change. Then paid $20 to make both numbers permanent.
Now I have a GV account with both a Canadian and a US number. Switching back and forth between numbers for outgoing callerID is a signin and click to make whichever number I want "primary"
Very nice. I was using line2 to get this kind of functionality with a Canadian number. This is cheaper.
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Thanks you very much mch. Tested it and it works! I didn't actually buy my number yet though. Will do, but I'm curious how sachmomo did too!
The forwarding number on the account is unchanged, a US mobile phone number in area code 206.
I am Canadian, but live/work in the US, so having a GV account with both a Canadian and US number is convenient for me.