Looks like Google Voice is now in India. When I logged into my Gmail Apps account in the morning (5th February 2011) I was able to see an option called ‘Call Phone’. Clicking on it showed me Google Voice.
I haven’t really started using it extensively. There seems to be no free calling within India, but you can call any number in the US for free, so if you’ve got a relative who lives there, start calling!
There are still some questions left unanswered:
- When I try visiting voice.google.com I still get the ‘Service Unavailable’ message, which means that Google Voice has still not been activated for my account (even though I hit accept for the first time when the notification for Google Voice showed up).
- Some people say that this service is appearing and vanishing, so, we’ll need more clarity on that.
- There still hasn’t been any official announcement. So, we will have to wait to find out whether this service has been launch or it’s visibility is just a technical glitch.
UPDATE: This was definitely a technical glitch. There are no signs of Google Voice in Gmail today.