Google Voice Adds MMS Support for Rogers, Telus and Bell–But Remains US-Only

Google Voice has expanded MMS support to North America, meaning networks on Rogers, Telus and Bell can now accept pictures messages to their Google Voice number, as posted by employee Alex Wiesen on Google+.

We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!

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The catch? Google Voice isn’t available officially in Canada as it remains US-only.

Google Voice users get their own number from Google to make and receive calls plus send SMS/MMS messages. Does the addition of MMS support on our incumbent carriers mean Google Voice might head to Canada? Possibly, but as of now there’s no sign it’s coming to Canada.

Google Voice for iOS is currently available for download only in the US App Store. Anyone using Google Voice unofficially in Canada?

[via Android Headlines]

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  • Riddlemethis

    I recommend Google Hangouts instead of Google Voice. Hangouts does give you free calling,although it may not give you a free US number.I have a US number and use Hangouts as does Rene Ritchie over the actual Google Voice App. I don’t believe Google will implement Google Voice within Canada due to the telecos and CRTC interference. The closest we have in Canada is “freephonelinedotca”.

  • Chrome262

    it doesn’t make sense, why would they offer support for our carriers but not allow it here. so we can only use it in the states?