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Google Voice is a US only service for now. Choosing an international number It's not currently possible to select an international Google number or to forward your calls to an international number. From Google Voice Help


Both Google Voice and Skype Out, and similar services, are still VOIP. Your voice gets digitized and "carried" from your computer over the internet, until it reaches a gateway server that knows how to contact a phone number and de-digitize the info back into voice etc. But your voice is definitely making its way over IP to get to its destination (as well ...


Google Voice voicemail works on your cell phone by setting up conditional call forwarding. All the settings you put in your phone made your cell phone carrier forward any calls you do not answer for any reason, (phone turned off, you hit ignore, or you just let it ring) to your Google Voice Number. When this happens Google Voice treats that call like ...

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