For Canadians, the two main Google Voice apps that you can use on your android phone, to save minutes and/or long-distance charges, are:
This is the email that I sent to all my Canadian contacts
This is not a ‘free’ solution but it can be useful if you will be staying in another country for awhile. Google Voice will not allow you to enter a non-US ‘forwarding’ number but you can get around this limitation by using a VoIP phone number to do your ‘forwarding’. It is not very expensive either, depending…
Voxox is no longer free, plus, a Voxox number may not work on Google Voice. (2017)
The credit for this method goes to ‘cherry bim’ and his post to Howard Forums.
This will allow you to forward, for free, your Google Voice phone number to any Canadian phone number – we’re going to use it to forward calls to a cell phone.
The reason to install HotSpotShield on your computer is to ‘hide’ your computer’s IP address from web pages. The web pages will see a US IP address provided to them from HotSpotShield, not your true address. Continue reading
For the past few days I have been unable to use Google Voice Call Back (‘Voice+) on my Android – it seems that the ‘403’ loophole has been closed.
The loophole was that Google Voice, accidentally or on purpose, allowed phone numbers with a ‘403’ area code to be entered as one of your phone numbers on their site. Now, they absolutely require that you enter a phone number that has a US area code. Too bad because my FreePhoneLine 403 number was, well, free!
A non-free way around this can be found in this post: http://googlevoiceforcanadians.com/2012/10/15/using-google-voice-in-canada/
Not really that expensive when you consider the amount of minutes you save for both local & long-distance calls.
The word ‘VoIP’ frightened the hell out of me – it sounded just too damn ‘technical’ for a person like me. I was wrong, and my fear was costing me BIG money!
How does saving around $900.00 per year sound to you?