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How to make calls from India using Google Voice


Posted Date: 08-Jul-2010  Last Updated:   Category: How things work    
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Google Voice is not available in India. But by just following these steps, you can achieve this. You can make calls from India using Google Voice. This article also gives how to make calls anywhere from Google Voice



Google Voice was launched on 11th March, 2009. Initially it required registration and obtain an invite to join Google Voice. But as of 22nd June, 2010 Google Voice can be accessed through your google account. Google Voice is not available in India. But by just following these steps, you can achieve this. You can make calls from India using Google Voice.



How to make calls to India using Google Voice


Google Voice Initialization


1. Register for Google Voice using Google voice invite or through your Google account.
2. Download Gizmo 5 and install Gizmo 5 on your computer.
3. You have to fill an SIP number in Google Voice. This number is obtained from Gizmo 5.
4. In the pop-up tab of Gizmo 5, an SIP number is visible. Copy this number.
5. Go to Google Voice settings and click on 'phones'.
6. Click on the option 'Add another phone' and paste the SIP number in the field mentioned. Name it as per your requirement.
7. You Google Voice Initialization is done, with your unique SIP number fed in Google Voice.

Make Call to India using Google Voice


1. Open Google Voice. Click on the 'call' button on the top side.
2. Enter an Indian phone number starting with country code of India: +91.
3. Select your Gizmo phone as 'phone to ring' option.
4. Click on the option 'connect'.
5. A Google Voice number calling you will be seen on the Gizmo pop-up window. Click on the 'answer' button.
6. The other person's phone number will be dialed by Google Voice once you answer this request. You will be connected to Indian number in seconds and you can start speaking using Google Voice Service. In this way, you can make free calls to India using Google Voice.



How to make calls from India using Google Voice


This is the tricky and risky part. It is possible to make calls from India using Google Voice. But it needs to be done by fooling Google. So, if you are ready to take this risk, you can follow the following steps and make calls to India.

Google Voice Initialization


1. The very first step is registration in Google Voice. As we want to register from India, this is restricted. A message appears that 'Google Voice is not applicable in your country'. To register, we have to use a proxy server from USA. You can get proxy servers from various sites and follow the steps to give an impression that you are from USA. Once you have registered for the Google Voice, half the job is done.
2. Download Gizmo 5 and install Gizmo 5 on your computer.
3. You have to fill an SIP number in Google Voice. This number is obtained from Gizmo 5.
4. In the pop-up tab of Gizmo 5, an SIP number is visible. Copy this number.
5. Go to Google Voice settings and click on 'phones'.
6. Click on the option 'Add another phone' and paste the SIP number in the field mentioned. Name it as per your requirement.
7. You Google Voice Initialization in India is done, with your unique SIP number fed in Google Voice.

Make Call from India using Google Voice


1. Open Google Voice. Click on the 'call' button on the top side.
2. Enter the phone number you want to call starting with country code of the country you want to call.
3. Select your Gizmo phone as 'phone to ring' option.
4. Click on the option 'connect'.
5. A Google Voice number calling you will be seen on the Gizmo pop-up window. Click on the 'answer' button.
6. The other person's phone number will be dialed by Google Voice once you answer this request. You will be connected to Indian number in seconds and you can start speaking using Google Voice Service. In this way, you can make free calls to India using Google Voice.

In this was you can make and receive calls to and from India using Google Voice.
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