1. aslowe's Avatar
    I haven't been able to find a post related to this. Please reply with a link if I've missed it.

    I'm using a Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (previously on VZW Galaxy Nexus). I don't use my mobile number. I use Google Voice for calling, SMS and voicemail. My question is,....if I take my Nexus 4 out of the country (I spend a lot of time in Canada and I have some trips planned to the EU) and buy a local SIM card will Google Voice work as I use it now? Will it not work at all or will it depend on the country/carrier I'm operating in? If anyone knows, have they verified it?
    11-17-2012 09:09 PM
  2. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Yes and no. Text messages will work, because they're purely data.

    Placing a call gets a little tricky, because it's going to try to dial internationally, and that's when you run into the "Can't use GV overseas" problem, at least in my experience. You can still receive calls on your GV number just fine.
    aslowe likes this.
    11-20-2012 08:22 AM
  3. aslowe's Avatar
    Thanks for the information Phil. Do you know if using an app like GrooVe IP would bypass the international dial? If my understanding of how it works is correct, then it would be no different then using your browser to dial. I know that I've used my Google Voice in Ireland from a browser without a problem.

    This maybe a moot point though. My next trip my fiance will probably want my phone to not exist. :-D
    11-21-2012 07:31 AM
  4. Xopher's Avatar
    GrooveIP will work as long as you have wifi access, or a data plan. It is data-based, so calls are going through a data connection instead of over cell calls / minutes.
    aslowe likes this.
    11-21-2012 06:41 PM

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