Google Voice is a VoIP service by Google that offers free phone calls and free SMS messages to USA and Canada. In the beginning, Google Voice also supported free SMS messages, or free Text messages if you will, to everywhere in the world but soon they retired that functionality. Now Google Voice only allows SMS messaging to USA and Canada similar to its PC to Phone Calling functionality. Since Google Voice can be used using smartphone applications, such as Google Voice on iPhone and Google Voice on Android, among others, you can extend Google Voice to send and receive messages among your friends, family members, and loved ones anywhere in the world. Google Voice will be free for one more year and thus you can send international text messages for free using Google Voice for one more year.
International Text Messaging using Google Voice for FREE
Google Voice only provides free calls and free text messages from/to phone numbers in USA and Canada. However, if you pay attention to the fact that Google Voice can be used by a person when he is traveling overseas provided he has an account from USA, you can easily find a solution.
1. Google voice can be used anywhere in the world
Since you can use Google Voice over the Internet, you can use Google Voice from anywhere in the world where you have Internet connection.
That way you can make free phone calls to USA and Canada, as well as send free text messages from anywhere in the world. The only requirement is that you need a Google Voice account. Google Voice accounts can only be created if you are in USA.
2. Google Voice Account can be created from a PC in USA
If you have a friend in USA, you can ask your friend to create an account for you and give you the credentials. This way you will have your own USA number that you can use for calling and texting purposes.
If you do not have a friend who can create an account for you, you can use a proxy service that will give you a USA IP address that will make you appear as if you are in USA. This is not ethical, but if your love is far from you, we firmly believe Google will not force two lovebirds to not talk for lack of money.
Steps to send free international text messages
Assuming that you have a Google Voice account, we will now proceed to see the step by step information on how to use this account to send international text messages:
- Download the Google Voice app on your smartphone
- Login with your username and password for your Google Voice account
- Store your friends’ Google Voice phone numbers in your phone’s contact list
- Go to new message, select the contact information of your friend
- Send the message
This method works with 100% guarantee. This is the easiest method as once you have those numbers, you will also be able to make free calls to USA and Canada using apps such as Vtok for Google Voice.