If you live in the US and you’re a Google fanboy, the chances are – you’re using Google Voice. The ever-handy service is still not available in other countries, despite users’ continues requests to the search giant.
We know it’s not an easy task to make this happen as Google has to deal with carriers which everything but want to support Google Voice (and other such services for that matter). However, things may be moving in the right direction.
In a Google+ post talking about the update to Google Voice, Nikhyl Singhal acknowledged users’ craving for the ability to use the service outside the US and to support MMS. “We are listening and working hard to make this happen, but we need to work with carriers and this can take some time,” he said.
The good thing is that they’re working on it. The bad thing – he asked us for patience, indicating this won’t be an easy ride… We’ll keep blaming carriers in the meantime.
In related news, Singhal said that Google will be shutting down third-party Google Voice apps by May 15, 2014, making the service inaccessible on other platforms like Windows Phone and BlackBerry…