Author Topic: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/15/14 (Decree Nullified 9/11/14)  (Read 25380 times)

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 09:42:46 AM »
Does this mean that GrooveIP will have to go too?
It's a life saver for me.

ETA: Didn't see the other posts before posting.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2013, 04:33:46 PM »
Sorry if it's a repost.  I looked for this by title and I didn't see one, so I just made a new forum.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2013, 03:08:31 AM »
stolen from sd-
SIP users probably don't have to worry that much about this. There was a way before XMPP, and until Google changes the Voice API, there will be a way after it as well... How it used to be done: How to use Google Voice for free outgoing calls on an Asterisk/FreePBX system (the no-XMPP way) [iprock.com].

Keep in mind that the aforementioned method would require a SIP DID (which can easily be linked to a GV number) and a light Linux server, but that's a small compromise for what you're getting.

Since most (all?) Obihai devices can also connect to SIP accounts, the discontinuation of XMPP support doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to use your device with GV -- it just means that it will be a little more difficult.
http://tech.iprock.com/?p=9784
thanks jakenovak for link

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For Free incoming call
http://www.callcentric.com/ <--- many SDers and people in other Voip forum recommend this. Callcentric currently offer FREE NY phone number with free unlimited incoming calls. No monthly fee if you pick country other than US/Canada, otherwise $1.50/month 911 fee (you do get E911 support) only if you pick US/Canada.

For cheap pay per min call
http://www.localphone.com (cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers) note that some US numbers are .007 (vs. .005) but those #s are inc. at no extra charge in monthly subsciption plans.
Current deal: Localphone.com - Receive 25% Bonus credit voucher code
http://slickdeals.net/f/6377300-localphone-com-receive-25-bonus-credit-voucher-code

More Voip options below


XMPP Train Wreck by Google
Nerd Vittles of pbxinaflash prediction's of this upcoming train wreck written in June.
This affects more than just OBI.
http://nerdvittles.com/?p=5758


Some useful information about OBi
Even though Google Voice don't have E911 support, you can signup for E911 yourself
Link to How to set-up 911 calling on an OBi device
http://blog.obihai.com/2011/11/ca...vices.html
Cheapest E911 provider is Anveo (at $0.8/month) http://www.anveo.com/service.asp (FREE plan and add E911)
If you are switching from POTS to Obi or other voip services, in many states the old phone line will remain active for calling 911. You just leave your phone connected and they disabled outgoing calls at the phone company computers.
if you do not want to 'dedicate' a SIP slot for E911, you can use http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year
www.smart911.com - Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.
Can check availability under the About page.
before you start porting your number to GV, check this first http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html
configuring 'single' stage dialing here - http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=1103.0
Obi device offer a lot of powerful features like Auto Attendant (which you can setup your own Interactive response system), Call bridging, etc. AutoAttendant (AA)/Interactive Voice Response (IVR) make the Obi a bit more dynamic for eg. callback for cheap/free call while away from home, etc. And you can record your own AA message.
Do google search and look at the Obi Admin Guide for more info.
http://obihai.com/docs/OBiDeviceAdminGuide.pdf
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...topic=66.0
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=4822.0
https://www.obitalk.com/forum/ind...pic=2114.0
cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers
MagicJack/Nettalk/Ooma can be connected to the POTS line of this obi110 - look at obitalk forum for more info on this. (in theory these are next best to free GV)
For people want alternative to GV, here are some good quality and/or low price Voips. Some of those VoIP Services offer phone number in other countries also. Remember this is a standard SIP device so you are not tie to GV and any specific Voip.
http://pbxinaflash.com/vitelity/ (Looks like Vitelity quality is gone. Read this thread in DSLReports for discussion about Vitelity quality [broadbandreports.com]
http://www.callcentric.com/ <--- many SDers and people in other Voip forum recommend this. Callcentric currently offer FREE NY phone number with free unlimited incoming calls. No monthly fee if you pick country other than US, otherwise $1.50/month 911 fee only if you pick US/Canada.
http://www.voip.ms [voip.ms] <--- many SDers and people in other Voip forum recommend this. They currently have a promotion fro FREE number porting from your existing provider for U.S. Numbers.
flowroute [flowroute.com]
http://www.callwithus.com/
http://www.future-nine.com/
http://www.voipo.com/
http://www.anveo.com/
http://www.onesuite.com/voip
Some Voip that provide free incoming call. May want to double check and see if this information is out of date or not.
For free incoming call, you can also use IpKall. It works with Callcentric to provide free local number in Washington State and free incoming call.
http://www.ipkall.com/
Another service offer free incoming phone number
http://www.callcentric.com/dids/f...one_number
sipgate.com is dead as of 10/31/13
Here are some of the Voip that offer very low price International Calls
Onesuite and localphone offer a lot of local access number so can use it without Voip device. Those two also offer international local access number which you can use outside US. Check their website for more info.
http://www.onesuite.com (Onesuite has been around for 10+ years and consistently great quality)
- offer low price long distance
- Internet Fax
- Global Call Forwarding
- Voip phone service
http://www.localphone.com (cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers)

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 02:17:14 AM »
+1 ;)
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 08:41:24 AM »
Can a GV be ported to POTS?
Get a POTS lifelines.  Then fwd GV calls to that number.  On your POTS phone, program a speedial to your GV, then pause,  *, pause, 2.  This way you can make LD calls.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 03:33:02 PM »
Get a POTS lifelines.  Then fwd GV calls to that number.  On your POTS phone, program a speedial to your GV, then pause,  *, pause, 2.  This way you can make LD calls.
what is POTS

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
what is POTS
Plain Old Telephone Service

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 05:33:30 PM »
Get a POTS lifelines.  Then fwd GV calls to that number.  On your POTS phone, program a speedial to your GV, then pause,  *, pause, 2.  This way you can make LD calls.

Sounds like only good if you are in the USA, correct?
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 05:40:14 PM »
For incoming calls in Canada you can forward gv to voxox to a Canadian number
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 06:45:13 PM »
Get a POTS lifelines.  Then fwd GV calls to that number.  On your POTS phone, program a speedial to your GV, then pause,  *, pause, 2.  This way you can make LD calls.
Would be a pain though to remember to speed dial every time

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 07:12:15 PM »
Would be a pain though to remember to speed dial every time
Only for LD.  But, for a 2.15 a month total phone bill, it is kdai.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2014, 09:28:31 PM »
seems that obihai is trying to keep themselves in the game- they are going to be coming out with an offer for $40 a year, as a replacement for the loss of GV, its not free but at $3.33 a month after all taxes, its still pretty good. Its still in the planning stages it seems- http://blog.obihai.com/2013/12/what-does-40-bucks-and-obi-device-buy.html
 

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2014, 09:33:36 PM »
seems that obihai is trying to keep themselves in the game- they are going to be coming out with an offer for $40 a year, as a replacement for the loss of GV, its not free but at $3.33 a month after all taxes, its still pretty good. Its still in the planning stages it seems- http://blog.obihai.com/2013/12/what-does-40-bucks-and-obi-device-buy.html
 
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:46 PM »
There's no workaround?
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