It is getting hard and harder to deal with Google outside the USA. In the old days you could buy Nexus phone using a VPN and a friend in the US as the shipping address. Now you have to have a USA issued credit card and many times they know you on a VPN. My Google Glass invite will expire in 2 days which pisses me off because is my $1500 not as good anyone else in the USA?
I wouldn't be surprisedif this largely due to Google trying to avouid litigation in the EU to avoid a conflict with their business model and the EU's privacy laws.
On anouther subject, I also use Goggle Voice frequently. I have a blacklist on my phone that only allows numbers in my contact list to ring. I made my GV number one of my contacts so my friends have my 'real' phone number and everyone else gets the GV number. Voice Choice on Google play allows all calls to my contacts to be made from my phone number and all others to be made from my GV number. This could also be a great way to separate work and personel calls.