How to Demo Voyage Outside of the US

Voyage SMS is currently unavailable outside of the USA. The following steps will guide you through obtaining a compatible phone number through Google Voice while outside of the USA. You can then use this number to demo Voyage SMS services.

Requirements for obtaining a google voice phone number to be used outside of the USA:

  • USA mobile phone number
  • US based proxy server or VPN to access Google Voice website

STEP 1: Obtain a US mobile number

  1. On your mobile device, obtain a US number through text+
    1. Sign up and select a US state and area code

STEP 2: Obtain a US based proxy

  1. on your computer, download and install Hotspot Shield
    1. Select the country from which you would like to access (United States)
  2. Go to http://tools.ip2location.com/ib1 to confirm you are listed as US - if not, disconnect your session and reconnect to get a new IP Address

STEP 3: Obtain a Google Voice number

  1. On your mobile device, open the google app and create a new account, do not use a phone number to verify
  2. On your computer, open voice.google.com in your web browser and sign-in with your new Google account (If you get an error message saying – "Google Voice is not available in your country" – clear your browser cookies and try again.)
    1. During setup, use the number you were assigned through text+ above in step 3