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Topic # 113367 15-Jan-2013 10:52
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I cannot find any discussion on Google Voice on this forum, particularly in connection with an Obi110.
I assume it doesn't exist in NZ.
Is anyone familiar with it?

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  Reply # 744968 15-Jan-2013 11:42
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Too many limitations eg: Can only activate an account if you are in the US (or use US proxy/vpn), can only get a local US number not local NZ number/can't port your NZ number, can't call emergency services etc

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  Reply # 744987 15-Jan-2013 12:21
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And even if you install Google Voice on an unlocked/rooted device you can only send SMS to US numbers.

So, really, why bother with that?


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  Reply # 745048 15-Jan-2013 13:07
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Google Voice is US only, that's why.

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  Reply # 745214 15-Jan-2013 16:58
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Yea fairly limiting like others have mentioned. We can get fairly cheap international through other providers anyway. Those Obi ATAs are a bit average too. Good idea but in practice not that useful.

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