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#386696 - 08/30/10 12:16 PM Google/GMAIL Phone  
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Canam Offline
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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!

#386697 - 08/30/10 12:38 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]  
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It's not available outside the US yet. Except Canada maybe.
They said they are working on it.

#386698 - 08/30/10 12:45 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]  
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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.

Last edited by Canam; 08/30/10 12:53 PM. Reason: more information
#386724 - 08/30/10 10:28 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]  
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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 - 08/30/10 11:22 PM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]  
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Works fine if you have a BTL blocking work around. I just used it tonight for an hour.
#386726 - 08/31/10 03:47 AM Re: Google/GMAIL Phone [Re: Canam]  
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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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