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Google Voice may save a number as a home number, and in that mode it will not allow you to forward messages. In order to change that there's an option in legacy site.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #700 on: April 27, 2021, 09:48:25 PM »
Yes with Obi
I'm familiar with obi device.
my question is, without that device, there used to be a setup with some other sip services (I had/have an account with sipsorcery, I think) that allow a 'traditional' SIP device to 'terminate' a GV line. do any of those still work? what accounts would be needed? anything free or close to free?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #701 on: April 27, 2021, 10:00:47 PM »
I'm familiar with obi device.
my question is, without that device, there used to be a setup with some other sip services (I had/have an account with sipsorcery, I think) that allow a 'traditional' SIP device to 'terminate' a GV line. do any of those still work? what accounts would be needed? anything free or close to free?
No longer possible without an Obi as a sip donor
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #702 on: April 27, 2021, 10:08:48 PM »
No longer possible without an Obi as a sip donor
and the Obi device needs to be local to the phone, right?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #703 on: April 27, 2021, 10:12:44 PM »
and the Obi device needs to be local to the phone, right?
Although I have it local I believe you can have it at another site as long as the firewall and the ISP will allow the traffic

Allow me to warn you that it is not a simple step-by-step process and you'd need a PBX as an intermediary
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #704 on: May 03, 2021, 03:27:53 PM »
my obi device is not taking or putting calls.
any1 having that today?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #705 on: May 04, 2021, 01:22:32 AM »
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #706 on: May 04, 2021, 01:24:19 AM »
Whether you think you can or you think you cannot, you're right.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #709 on: May 05, 2021, 02:29:36 PM »
i use my gv number as a house phone in israel using the obi device

a couple of days ago it stopped making and receiving calls

i tried restarting the router to no avail.

any idea how to fix this?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #710 on: May 05, 2021, 02:46:07 PM »
I have had issues making phone calls directly from my GV app on my phone last day or 2. I can still call via my GV number on my regular phone app.
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Re: google voice help
« Reply #711 on: May 05, 2021, 03:09:10 PM »
i use my gv number as a house phone in israel using the obi device

a couple of days ago it stopped making and receiving calls

i tried restarting the router to no avail.

any idea how to fix this?
i ended up resetting the router, deleting it from my obi account, and starting from anew.
now its working fine b"h

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #712 on: May 05, 2021, 03:13:01 PM »
i ended up resetting the router, deleting it from my obi account, and starting from anew.
now its working fine b"h
same here 😀

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #713 on: June 15, 2021, 03:27:14 PM »
Dear Google Voice user,

This email is to inform you that on or after August 1, 2021 we will remove support for the Google Voice feature that lets you automatically forward messages you receive to your linked carrier number. You will still be able to access your messages on the Google Voice apps.

What do I need to know?

According to our records, you have currently enabled forwarding of your Google Voice SMS messages to one or more linked numbers. In light of spam causing potential issues with SMS forwarding, we are discontinuing the feature and messages will no longer be forwarded to your carrier number.

Recommended actions:

First, follow these steps to turn off the setting to forward your text messages.After that, you may access your messages on the Google Voice Android or iOS apps or on voice.google.com.Finally, you may also enable forwarding messages to your email in the Google Voice settings.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Thank you,The Google Voice Team

Got this email today. What's the best option if I use Google voice as my primary number?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #714 on: June 15, 2021, 03:43:29 PM »
Dear Google Voice user,

This email is to inform you that on or after August 1, 2021 we will remove support for the Google Voice feature that lets you automatically forward messages you receive to your linked carrier number. You will still be able to access your messages on the Google Voice apps.

What do I need to know?

According to our records, you have currently enabled forwarding of your Google Voice SMS messages to one or more linked numbers. In light of spam causing potential issues with SMS forwarding, we are discontinuing the feature and messages will no longer be forwarded to your carrier number.

Recommended actions:

First, follow these steps to turn off the setting to forward your text messages.After that, you may access your messages on the Google Voice Android or iOS apps or on voice.google.com.Finally, you may also enable forwarding messages to your email in the Google Voice settings.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Thank you,The Google Voice Team

Got this email today. What's the best option if I use Google voice as my primary number?
I'm assuming you have a Dumbphone. Port your Google Voice number to your regular carrier.

https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667?hl=en

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #715 on: June 15, 2021, 05:40:59 PM »
I'm assuming you have a Dumbphone. Port your Google Voice number to your regular carrier.

https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667?hl=en
Even better, some carriers like T mobile have an app available (it's called Digits, if I'm not mistaken) that you call and text from any compatible device. Although you'll be having T mobile service, though that may not be a bad thing.

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #716 on: June 16, 2021, 09:00:06 AM »
my google voice is not working from israel anyone know how i can fix it?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #717 on: June 16, 2021, 10:33:09 AM »
my google voice is not working from israel anyone know how i can fix it?
What’s wrong with it?

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #718 on: June 16, 2021, 10:44:06 AM »
I'm assuming you have a Dumbphone. Port your Google Voice number to your regular carrier.

https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667?hl=en
I'm actually using a smartphone but I just got used to texting thru the regular texting app

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Re: google voice help
« Reply #719 on: June 16, 2021, 05:33:16 PM »
What’s wrong with it?
when i try to call from it to another country it says it not available here, is there something else i need to click or add