Quote from: noobcollege on December 22, 2013, 10:59:49 PM
Sorry, just a little confused on what you said. the gv number that goes to my cellphone, that one will be alright, correct?
Now, the one that goes to obihai, are you saying that I will be able to get inbound calls still?
Google is no longer going to support XMPP on their chat or voice service. If currently using nothing but Obi and Google voice, that means that calls placed to your GV number will no longer ring your devices connect to the Obi. This is because Obi uses XMPP through Google Chat to get calls into it. This change has no impact on the google voice client used on cell phones.
This also means that when you dial numbers through devices attached to your obi, they will not complete. This is because the Obi uses XMPP to communicate with google voice.
Since XMPP goes away, the obi can no longer talk to google.
As people have pointed out, many currently use various providers for low cost or free Direct Inward Dial numbers (DID) for incoming calls. They do this typically to get caller ID Name (and 911) which google does not provide. In these cases Google voice forwards to this 3rd part DID which then talks to the OBI via SIP. That will still work even if XMPP goes away because Google voice to the DID and the DID to the Obi are not using XMPP.
With the loss of XMPP the biggest decision for folks is are you are willing to loose some of the utility of the obi, and keep the free outgoing calls or keep the utility of the obi and pay for outgoing calls? If you like your GV number and you want the utility of the obi, then whatever service you pick for outgoing calls you will want a service than can spoof your CID so that your outgoing calls can show the GV number and not the number assigned to you by your outbound call service provider.