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After I sign in, i'm asked to set a voicemail PIN, and immediately after that i get the error:

Your phone number could not be verified. Please try again.

How do I verify my phone for Google Voice usage on my Android?

Note: I'm using Nexus one with the latest 2.3.6 update. I'm not a US citizen. And I can make calls from my PC.

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You mentioned that you're not a US citizen, but do you live in the US and have a US phone number? If not, Google voice is not yet available outside US, and you just have to wait for them to expand the service.

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If you already have GVoice via other means, then the app should pick up the saved phone number from the web service. Don't try to use your non-US number (see onik's answer).

If you do have a US number, try to activate via the website instead of the app.

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There are some guides online about activating a non-US phone number on Google Voice. It usually requires acquiring of a US phone number, and installation of IP-spoofing software on your PC.

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Is it a one time setup, and once I activated it I will be able to use it? Or I will have to use IP spoofing on my android as well? –  MichaelS Sep 30 '11 at 19:51
    
I'm not sure as I haven't tested this myself, but from the instructions it looks like you only need to spoof the IP address for the verification step. –  Chahk Sep 30 '11 at 20:00
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