Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Google Voice for Everyone in USA but not for Anyone in the Rest of World

Google is famous for giving almost everything free to the users. So, it is natural that Google Voice has many great features for the users and when today the company announced that this facility was opened for everyone in USA to try; it would surely make many people happy. The sad part is that it is still limited to the American consumers.
According to a post of Google Voice Blog, right now, nearly 1 million users are using this technology in USA. Some of the features are very useful for the users. It is possible to block an unwanted caller, send text messages to 5 persons, get Voicemail transcription and do many more things.
If you are not living in USA and do not have an US phone number then the message you would get from Google Voice is: "Google Voice is not available in your country.
Thanks for visiting Google Voice. We're not yet open for users outside the US, but are planning to expand our service to additional countries in the future."
It is a sad news for users from the rest of the world. So far, Google has been very inclusive with their products services. The best example is Adsense. It is possible to sign for an Adsense account for blog or website owner from almost (with some exceptions) every country on earth. On the other hand, Yahoo! and Microsoft have kept their product competing with Adsense exclusive to US publishers only. Thus, there is every possibility that Google will try to expand Google Voice to some other countries in near future.  
So, the only thing that the people from the rest of the world can do is to wait. Google Voice has all the potential to change the way things are done in the telecom sector.  

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