Simonics Google Voice Gateway - no worky no more

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  1. ian.watts

    ian.watts Active Member

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    Apparently it ran longer than originally thought.
    Just noticed two of my BLFs on my SPA504 were orange.. the GV lines.
    "no response" was what I got.

    I found their website.. saw that it was coming to an end on this post: http://simonics.com/2013/11/google-voice-update/
    Apparently than ran further.. but alas it is done.

    Boo, Google... boo.
    Yeah yeah.. something for nothing.. but whatev.
     
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    Not sure exactly how you are using GV as I was under the impression that hardware access was extremely limited. I know that devices such as the Obi were working, and that there was much discussion about that service coming to an end.

    Looking at their web page http://www.obihai.com/googlevoice that concern would seem to be unfounded.

    Something in the way that GV operated/operates now, may have changed. As I've only accessed the service it using a PC and/or an Obi 110, i have no idea what has happened with your device. I would think that a forum dedicated to the specific hardware might be a good place to start as I'm sure that you can't be the only one having issues if they have indeed cut the service.
     
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    Your experience sounds similar.. Google is pulling things back.. Microsoft-style..

    Simonics offered a GV <=> SIP gateway as donationware.. and I think their post did mention the Obi stuff.. which from what you're saying may be on the whack list as well.

    Oh well. Was a good ride while it was there for test/demo.
     
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    Originally, it was announced that the Obi was slated to stop working as a GV gateway, and some date was given, but, I just left mine connected and it never did stop. Now Obi is promoting the use of GV on it's devices again. I also remember another site that was selling a software "fix" for MagicJack devices that were no longer being used with MJ. it stated that the GV changes coming (this was a while ago) would not affect their MJ device "modification".

    I cannot confirm this as I never did try it.

    I did not investigated exactly what GV was changing , and how that could affect some hardware yet not others.
     
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