Started by p2pvoice, November 12, 2013, 10:10:18 AM
Quote from: SteveInWA on November 12, 2013, 06:20:47 PMThe main point of confusion, is that Google Voice is not, and never was, a free phone service. It's an inbound call management system. Google's companion products, Talk, Chat, and now Hangouts, provide the VoIP functions.
Quote from: gderf on November 13, 2013, 07:23:38 PMSo don't enable Hangouts.
Quote from: gderf on November 13, 2013, 08:27:07 PMI have the GV plugin installed in Chrome which allows me to dial by clicking on phone numbers or by selecting numbers from my contact lists by typing letters in the names. Will that no longer work when Old Chat goes away?
Quote from: SteveInWA on November 13, 2013, 08:40:53 PMIn the immediate future, if your preferred method of calling is via the GV extension, enjoy using it as long as it works.
Quote from: gderf on November 14, 2013, 06:10:38 AMQuote from: SteveInWA on November 13, 2013, 08:40:53 PMIn the immediate future, if your preferred method of calling is via the GV extension, enjoy using it as long as it works.The GV extension not my preferred way of making calls today. I have used and configured it to the point that I know it works to make callback initiated calls which would be one way to continue on with GV and OBi post May 15, 2014, assuming is isn't broken by Google in the future.
Quote from: telecomm on December 10, 2013, 01:46:00 PMAny ideas on alternatives where I can still have my GV number show as the caller ID when I place an outgoing call?
Quote from: giqcass on December 10, 2013, 03:28:36 PMA lot of people will be moving to localphone for outgoing calls. They start at 1/2 cent per minute pay as you go or 1/10 of a cent per minute if you buy a bucket of minutes each month and they will "spoof" your caller ID so it appears the call came from your Google Voice account. Any service with caller ID "spoofing" will work.The old Asterisk method will work as well but when Google changes something it can break in which case you must wait for an update. It has worked pretty well for a long time but you never know.