Google voice is currently being tested outside of the U.S. preparing for an international launch. During the European Pirate Summit in Germany, Jens Redmer, Google’s European Director of Business Dev., told entrepreneurs that Google is “taking concrete action” on bringing their telephony service to Europe. He continued by using the phrase ‘dog fooding’ as way to describe the internal testing that is now taking place in Europe.
Redmer was unable to disclose an exact launch date as Google doesn’t pre-announce their products. It was also noted that a launch will require engineers to port the service in order for it to work outside of the U.S., but more importantly, there will be legislative hurdles to pass.
Google Voice is a popular U.S. telephony service that allows you to have a single phone number for all your phones, no matter your whereabouts. It appears that without a release date, the service is already operational in Europe and will only be a matter of time before an official announcement is made.