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Google Voice ends XMPP May 15, 2014 - this affects Obi products and users!

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Last Edited by cricket702 October 31, 2013 at 06:34 PM
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/10/im...voice.html

Google Sets the Date for the End of XMPP with Google Voice

Recently Google announced the end of support for XMPP based calling with Google Voice. This will happen on May 15, 2014 – that’s over 6 months from today. Since your OBi device uses XMPP to communicate with Google servers, the end of support will directly impact how your OBi device can be used with your Gmail account and its associated Google Voice phone number. Unfortunately, you will no longer be able to use the Google Voice communication service to make calls using the phone connected to your OBi device. Also, the ability to receive calls to your Google Voice number, directly from Google’s service, will not be possible.

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What's the freq. Kenneth?
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Well, to reply to myself, the DD-WRT build with Milkfish was slow in regards to my VPN connection, thus I reflashed the router with Tomato(another replacement firmware). (This does not have any VoIP functions besides QoS. Thus, I will have to start looking at the PogoPlug again, and look forward to hearing from techHunter.


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The GVMate Phone Adapter and GVJackApp for magicJack don’t use XMPP signalling and will continue to work.

Have my GVMate Phone Adapter plugged into an old unused Windows XP laptop and use it with a cordless phone with multiple handsets. Very happy with the built in caller name display and talking caller id features.

See http://www.pcphonesoft.com/gvjack...-2014.html .
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2 days left amazon refund, woohoo!
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2 days left amazon refund, woohoo!
OBIHAI's boxes are still amazing devices Even without GV, so I don't really get the rush to return them. I actually plan to buy more if they get cheaper.
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Quote from LaurenG5849 View Post :
OBIHAI's boxes are still amazing devices Even without GV, so I don't really get the rush to return them. I actually plan to buy more if they get cheaper.

I was thinking the same thing. Figure I will buy them cheap and hand them out to family for a private calling network.
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I am using the Obi Plus and running multi phones. First was having problems but figured out that it was my configurations that was giving me the problems. Well anyway's you guys should try it out and buy some cisco IP phones on Ebay because you will find that you have a business phone system that is pretty kick A@$ !
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I went through a lot of the posts here, not all, so the answer may be in here somewhere, but what I think
The majority of obi users would like to know is, what is the best alternative to this device for unlimited calling in/out pricewise and quality in voice wise, whether using the obi or not, if there is not a free service, what is the cheapest service, I see callcentric a lot, ooma, is there not a clear cut winner overall for us obi users who just use this device for local unlimited calling in the U.S.
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I went through a lot of the posts here, not all, so the answer may be in here somewhere, but what I think
The majority of obi users would like to know is, what is the best alternative to this device for unlimited calling in/out pricewise and quality in voice wise, whether using the obi or not, if there is not a free service, what is the cheapest service, I see callcentric a lot, ooma, is there not a clear cut winner overall for us obi users who just use this device for local unlimited calling in the U.S.
Before I switched to Google Voice I was with Viatalk. I had no complaints with them. It's $189 for 2 years which comes to just under $8/mo. There is a couple bucks per month for the 911 and such but that's only $2 or so so call it $10. It's unlimited in and out, online voice mail, etc.

I'm waiting to see what really happens with GV but might just switch back to VT if nothing better comes along.
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Instead of returning the obi I ended up keeping it for my parent. I ported my parent number from vonage to voip.ms (no charge) Setup their obi with a google voice for outgoing calls, and voip.ms for in coming calls (2cent a min.) still cheaper than using Vonage or local isp company (phone service)
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Before I switched to Google Voice I was with Viatalk. I had no complaints with them. It's $189 for 2 years which comes to just under $8/mo. There is a couple bucks per month for the 911 and such but that's only $2 or so so call it $10. It's unlimited in and out, online voice mail, etc.

I'm waiting to see what really happens with GV but might just switch back to VT if nothing better comes along.

Thanks for the reply, I will look into VT as an option too.
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Quote from ujica View Post :
I went through a lot of the posts here, not all, so the answer may be in here somewhere, but what I think
The majority of obi users would like to know is, what is the best alternative to this device for unlimited calling in/out pricewise and quality in voice wise, whether using the obi or not, if there is not a free service, what is the cheapest service, I see callcentric a lot, ooma, is there not a clear cut winner overall for us obi users who just use this device for local unlimited calling in the U.S.
1. Incoming: Get a free NY number from Callcentric, and have your GV calls routed to that number. This gives you free unlimited incoming call
2. Outgoing: Sign up with a cheap VoIP provider (voip,ms: .5 cent/minute, Anveo: 1 cent/minute.)
3. E911: Anveo: $.80/month.
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Quote from LaurenG5849 View Post :
1. Incoming: Get a free NY number from Callcentric, and have your GV calls routed to that number. This gives you free unlimited incoming call
2. Outgoing: Sign up with a cheap VoIP provider (voip,ms: .5 cent/minute, Anveo: 1 cent/minute.)
3. E911: Anveo: $.80/month.
or localphone for outgoing - USA .005 (half a cent) - .007 per min. or 5000 min./mo. for $5 (.001/min.)
They also have 800 min./mo. for $1.60/mo. (.002/min.) and 250 min./mo. for $0.75/mo. (.003/min.)
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Quote from rzpatel View Post :
The GVMate Phone Adapter and GVJackApp for magicJack don’t use XMPP signalling and will continue to work.

Have my GVMate Phone Adapter plugged into an old unused Windows XP laptop and use it with a cordless phone with multiple handsets. Very happy with the built in caller name display and talking caller id features.

See http://www.pcphonesoft.com/gvjack...-2014.html .
what is the deal with this GVMate?

Their website looks very dated. This looks like a Obi replacement, the only difference is that it requires a computer? Like how magic jack is?

Is this basically free calling still? If I was to send it to my grandmother in India, they can still call / receive calls for free?
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what is the deal with this GVMate?

Their website looks very dated. This looks like a Obi replacement, the only difference is that it requires a computer? Like how magic jack is?

Is this basically free calling still? If I was to send it to my grandmother in India, they can still call / receive calls for free?
Send'em an OBIHAI and you can have unlimited OBI-to-OBI calls for free.
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Quote from LaurenG5849 View Post :
Send'em an OBIHAI and you can have unlimited OBI-to-OBI calls for free.
yea that's my end solution, but I wanted her to able to make and receive calls to the rest of our family in the US
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