Google Voice support ending May 15, 2014, Google Hangouts transition

Started by MichaelLloyd, March 18, 2014, 01:10:55 PM

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Quote from: gderf on May 17, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
Anybody else get this email from OBihai?

http://sendgrid.com/wf/webmail?rp=ZTI1bGQzTnNaWFIwWlhKZmFXUTZNVEl6TkN4MWMyVnlYMmxrT2pJMU5qVTBmUWV5SnVaWGR6YkdWMGRHVnlYMmxrSWpvaU1qY3hNekUzT1NJc0ltNWxkM05zWlhSMFpYSmZkWE5sY2w5cFpDSTZORFUwT0RZd09UZzVNVGg5



It is one thing for Google to shut down Google Chat and XMPP and therefore crippling functionality in the OBi device.  It is another COMPLETELY different thing for OBi to turn off access to functionality that still works and was sold as such.  IMO, this will lead to class action lawsuits against OBi  - happens all the time.  No need to look any further than Sony and Apple for examples of this.


gderf

Help me OBiHai PhoneOBi. You're my only hope.


AlanB

Quote from: FreeServiceForLife on May 17, 2014, 05:25:45 PM
Quote from: gderf on May 17, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
Anybody else get this email from OBihai?

http://sendgrid.com/wf/webmail?rp=ZTI1bGQzTnNaWFIwWlhKZmFXUTZNVEl6TkN4MWMyVnlYMmxrT2pJMU5qVTBmUWV5SnVaWGR6YkdWMGRHVnlYMmxrSWpvaU1qY3hNekUzT1NJc0ltNWxkM05zWlhSMFpYSmZkWE5sY2w5cFpDSTZORFUwT0RZd09UZzVNVGg5



It is one thing for Google to shut down Google Chat and XMPP and therefore crippling functionality in the OBi device.  It is another COMPLETELY different thing for OBi to turn off access to functionality that still works and was sold as such.  IMO, this will lead to class action lawsuits against OBi  - happens all the time.  No need to look any further than Sony and Apple for examples of this.



Sue Obi for abiding by a Googles rules or Google for stopping unauthorized access. And what do you hope to get.   A refund on your free service?

swg0101

QuoteAt about the same time, but separately, Google stated third-party applications should stop supporting XMPP by May 15th 2014. Now that this date has passed, like you, we have observed Google services using XMPP are still connected and working, e.g. you can still place and receive calls using a Gmail account configured on your Obi device. It is important to note, this does not change the previous statements from Obihai that we no longer support direct connections to Google Voice on OBi devices. We strongly recommend all OBi owners using the Google Voice service obtain a new service to ensure continued, uninterrupted calling from the phone connected to the OBi.

Interesting how the email was written in this passive stance. It's probably written in a way to please Google in case XMPP do continue to function (e.g. We don't officially support this functionality, but that doesn't mean we will remove it from our firmware...)


simpleAnswers

Quote from: Crow550 on May 18, 2014, 11:33:32 PM
Google has begun offering true 3rd party support for G-Voice:

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=8092.0

Pretty much only a matter of time before someone figures out how to exploit this in an ATA device.
And it won't come soon enough for me. All solutions I've tried have had some trade off.