Orignal post VOID
Yesterday Google announced that Google Voice is integrated into Gmail, so I want to know from those of you who got Google Voice accounts in Pakistan are you able to use this service?
I already have Google Voice account and I installed "Google Voice and Video" plugin software but I am not seeing Google Voice icon in my gmail.
below link, this is how gmail should look like with google voice account but all i am seeing is old version, really frustrating.......
i am happy!!!!!!!!! to tell you Gmail and Google Voice integration is working perfect in Pakistan, no IP location issue, my mistake i jumped into bitching and crying mode too fast and early sorry about that, well it took some time for google to update Gmail accounts.
I got "google voice and video chat" plugin installed, so when Gmail window is open in the browser and once Gmail logs me in Google chat then "Call phone" icon comes up and I can make free calls to USA and Canada and as long as my Gmail windows is open in browser then anybody calling my regular US Google Voice phone number then I am receiving calls in Pakistan also with no problem, voice quality is crystal clear, so no more need to run Gizmo5 client, just leave browser open with Gmail account open then you got nice little phone system. cool stuff!
bro singing up for google voice now require at least one existing USA landline/cell number for verification so its not as easy as it was when i got my account.
I got my grandcentral account when it was just a start up, but at that time it only required that new account be made from USA ip, so I used good proxy USA ip, once grandcental account was made then it didn't care which part of world i logged in from, i simply routed the calls to my gizmo5 clients sip 1-747-xxx-xxxx and it worked perfect.
then came along google voice and grandcentral frontpage popped up upgrade to google voice with gmail login, then i tried to upgrade with my local Pakistani ip it told me this is only available in USA, then i tried the same upgrade process with good proxy USA ip, logged into grandcentral and the upgraded to google voice with my gmail login, within 40 seconds i was in google voice and it worked like charm, then in regular logins after that i logged into google voice with local pakistani ip (without proxy) it never gave me any problem and till now i am a happy camper.
so i guess ip issue only pops up when you are signing up for new google voice account, once its all setup and done then google don't care which part of the world you login from.