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So sorry to break this bad news, but Obi announced that Google voice will stop working with obi.  I'm not a tech guy but I hope that someone will find a way that we all can continue enjoying our free phone service.
Here's a link for this announcement: http://blog.obihai.com/2013/10/important-message-about-google-voice.html?m=1
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:16:32 AM »
So sorry to break this bad news, but Google announced that they are stopping obi with Google voice.  I'm not a tech guy but I hope that someone will find a way that we all can continue enjoying our free phone service.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 12:23:03 AM »
Just posted it.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 12:35:05 AM »
 update on Google Voice

We are rolling out a new version of the Google+ Hangouts app ( goo.gl/XkHn03 ) for Android, which includes support for SMS and MMS messages. While this is a great step forward, we still have a lot of work to do, specifically around Google Voice: 

- Unfortunately, today’s update does not work with Google Voice numbers unless you’ve enabled Google Voice on your Sprint phone. But rest assured, we’re working to support SMS messages for all Google Voice phone numbers by early next year. And don’t worry, your Voice number will go unchanged. 

- We hear you loud and clear: you want Google Voice phone numbers 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. 

- Finally, we want to make Google Voice as secure as possible. There are a few third-party applications that provide calling and SMS services by making unauthorized use of Google Voice. These apps violate our Terms of Service and pose a threat to your security, so we’re notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014.   

We know that communicating with your friends and family should be easy and that you want one app that can do it all. We’re working hard to deliver that experience for everyone.  It will take some time before Google Voice is fully integrated into Hangouts, and we appreciate your patience along the way.
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 12:42:35 AM »
This sucks

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 12:47:22 AM »
I bet Obi will try it's hardest to find a way to make it work. We'll see what happens...

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 12:59:58 AM »
-1, they already put out a statement saying they won't support google voice anymore
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 01:11:28 AM »
"These apps violate our Terms of Disservice and pose a threat to our rather large bank account"

FTFY Google
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 01:15:18 AM »
"These apps violate our Terms of Disservice and pose a threat to our rather large bank account"

FTFY Google
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I suppose this also means my groove IP won't work with google voice either.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 01:29:56 AM »
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I suppose this also means my groove IP won't work with google voice either.

Wow, that's a real bummer. Comes in quite useful travelling.
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 01:35:55 AM »
Wow, that's a real bummer. Comes in quite useful travelling.
Ya, totally :(

Although I found out today FB messenger app on android can make free phone calls to contacts anywhere in the world. (They also need FB messenger I believe.)
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 01:47:20 AM »
Enjoy it for another 6 months. I can't believe that obi couldn't make a deal with Google. I mean this is the end for their company, unless they are trying to figure out how to fix or go around this.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 08:10:26 AM »
Enjoy it for another 6 months. I can't believe that obi couldn't make a deal with Google. I mean this is the end for their company, unless they are trying to figure out how to fix or go around this.
+1. They  make it seem the are tons of other options. But people only buy for Google voice
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 09:21:57 AM »
Jerseysteve already broke the bad news on the forums yesterday:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg616056#msg616056

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 09:23:01 AM »
Can a GV be ported to POTS?