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SMS to France are free in Google voice...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 23, 2009
9 years ago12,065 views

I just had access to my new Google Voice account and we tested it with TOMHTML. I tried to send a SMS to French Cell number from Google Voice, and TOMHTML received it...

And I still have my 1 $ credit intact (gift from Google).

Strange also, none of SMS sent to my Google number was received in my inbox... Maybe my account is still in migration...

Google voice works great from Canada!

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

1) SMS sent to French number :


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/1.p ...



2) Current balance for my account


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/8.p ...



3) My inbox with Google Voice voicemail and an note written on it


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/3.p ...



4) Call and SMS bubbles


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/4.p ...



memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/5.p ...



5) Badges


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/11. ...



6) Can not add a new (fake) Canadian number (I already have a Canadian number in my account, but it was from GrandCentral)


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/13. ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

7) Settings :


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/7.p ...



For now, sending SMS is free and takes 2 second in Canada, France, USA.

I would like to test other countries. If anyone want to test it with me, you can contact me to send me by mail your cell number (in international format) and country, and it will be my pleasure to send you a message in French/English (your choice).

Nico Luiten [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Hola Luka,

My name is Nico, I am dutch but live in Spain!
Right now I am in Taiwan. Perhaps you can send me an test sms to my taiwan number!
The number is +886983149487
Thanks,
Nico

Ps. Do you know how much it will be to call with google voice to Spain, the Netherlands or Taiwan? And do you need to pay a connection fee for this?

nicoluiten[put at-character here]gmail.com

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

International SMS seems to be down (Voice says it send it but the SMS is never received).

Nico Luiten [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

That´s a pity!
Could you find out about the rates to international countries?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

>> Could you find out about the rates to international countries?

google.com/support/voice/bin/a ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

>> International SMS seems to be down (Voice says it send it but the SMS is never received).

<< You can't send SMS internationally using Google Voice. You can only send SMS to phone numbers in the U.S. >>

google.com/support/voice/bin/a ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]mbegin : Yes, I know. But how do I managed to send a SMS to France yesterday ?


memory.jeremilhau.fr/voice/1.p ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm not sure, maybe it was a bug that they realized after you did it??

Does it still work now?

Are you sending an SMS from Google Voice web-based control panel to a Google Voice phone number, or directly to a mobile phone in France?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

If it's directly to a French cell number, then maybe it's a bug – or maybe Google Voice allows it... But according to the quote above from the Voice Help page, it appears that you can only use Google Voice to send SMS messages to U.S. phone numbers...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]mbegin : I send it directly to a French number, used to work yesterday, does not today. But the interface still says that the SMS is sent. No error message, no "not allowed" or "not free" message.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Hmm... looks like they just "fixed the glitch"...

Nico [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

I just received a SMS from google voice on my Taiwan cell phone!
Nico

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

SMS to France are back, works on every operators...

Russell [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I tested sending SMS to my friend in Malaysia, he received it fine in 2 seconds. This is great! I am in New York

It would be great if we can also add international phone number for forwarding calls... maybe just a wish

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

SMS working great (and still free) :

US, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Deutchland, Italy

Bukzin [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Could someone tell me the format for texting from the US to a French
mobile number?

The mobile number I have is 066246XXXX.

Do I need the country code?

Thanks!

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Bukzin : +3366246XXXX

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