Google Voice almost ready to launch in Canada

November 21, 2012
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Google Voice

Google has announced and released many new exciting and revolutionary mobile products over the years. It has certainly left its mark on the mobile industry in more ways than one. By far, one of its most exciting contributions – one that is still eagerly awaited in many parts of the world – is a mobile phone service called Google Voice. With it, users can make and receive phone calls and text messages through Internet-enabled mobile PCs.

One of the many places looking forward to an official launch of Google Voice is Canada. It seems every single Google service is available out there right now, except for this one. Has Google Voice’s day in Canada finally arrived? Perhaps not, but it’s closer than ever.

According to Mobile Syrup, an official launch of Google Voice in Canada is likely to happen very soon. Some previously unavailable features are now available to users. The official app itself is now available as a direct download without any restrictions. This is all very different from the situation with Google Voice before.

Apparently, it is now possible to forward U.S.-based phone numbers to cellphones in Canada. Calls are now properly routed to local numbers. And it works with text messages, too. Getting Google Voice to work for the first time is still a bit tricky, and there are still a number of features that can’t be accessed. But the payoff is worth it, and things are expected to change for the better if the official launch does indeed happen very soon.

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