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Old 05-11-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
Robert.Thompson
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How to set up Google Phone to receive incoming calls in Canada - need US proxy?


Hello:

Having a Canadian ISP, I can only make free outgoing long-distant calls (North America) on Google Phone by using my PC.

I heard that if I set up a 'US proxy' (I am not sure of the terminology) that I could then get an actual 'Google Phone' *phone number* which would then allow me to get incoming calls on my cell phone.

TOR, Freenet & HotSpotShield were also mentioned - but I'm not sure what these things do for you.

Does anyone know how to set this stuff up? If so, what applications do I need to install on my Slackware PC to get the Google Phone Number?

Does any of this make sense?

Thanks,

Last edited by Robert.Thompson; 05-11-2011 at 08:08 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
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Not only do you need a US proxy, but you also need a US phone # to tie the Google # to.....

The US proxy stuff you really only need to do "once"; that is, if Google doesn't detect that you're in the US, then you don't get the option to sign up for a Google Phone #.

There are a *trillion* ways to find a US proxy, especially since you only need to use it once.

Once you have found the proxy, go into your browser settings (in FF: Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Network>Settings) and input the proxy ip:port.

You can also set the proxy from the cli, etc., and various other ways.

As for the US phone # that Google Phone requires, there are also a few possibilities. You can purchase devices such as Nettalk, MajicJack (requires a separate Windows box, VM's don't work well, imho), or cheap US cell plan, etc....

cheers,
 
Old 05-26-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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I got my Google Voice number.

If interested, see how I did it at: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icidal-882638/
 
  


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