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#386696 - 08/30/10 06:16 PM Google/GMAIL Phone
Canam Offline
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has tried to use the new Google/GMAIL Phone system while in Belize/AC? I know when I was there 2 years ago Skype, Vonage etc. was all blocked without using VPNs. I hardly doubt, however that BTL would go about blocking Google a la China (which failed anyways). Anyone have any experience, because if it does work, I may be on my way back!

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#386697 - 08/30/10 06:38 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]
belizeonthebeach Offline
It's not available outside the US yet. Except Canada maybe.
They said they are working on it.

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#386698 - 08/30/10 06:45 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]
Canam Offline
Hi,

I'm in Sweden and it works fine. I called from Sweden (Swedish ISP) from my US Google account (this may be the key) to Canada and the UK. Worked really, really well.



Edited by Canam (08/30/10 06:53 PM)
Edit Reason: more information

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#386724 - 08/31/10 04:28 AM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]
Tracker Offline
I have used it to call the US from Belize, works great! But you have to have a US ip address, you could use one of the many "hide your ip" sites. I'm on sat so I have a US ip.
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#386725 - 08/31/10 05:22 AM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]
hazzyy Offline
Works fine if you have a BTL blocking work around. I just used it tonight for an hour.
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#386726 - 08/31/10 09:47 AM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]
Canam Offline
I guess what I was wondering was if you even need a VPN in this particular case seeing as it is Google. Has anyone tried without the VPN?

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