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.

3 Answers 3


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.


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.


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.

  • 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 20:00

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