Google Voice: Not Supported on OBi Devices After May 15, 201

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sint
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Google Voice: Not Supported on OBi Devices After May 15, 201

Post by sint » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:19 am

I just got this in email:
Google Voice: Not Supported on OBi Devices After May 15, 2014

Back at the end of October, Obihai announced Google would end its support for the XMPP communication protocol. This announcement came on the heels of Google's announcement that as of May 15th, XMPP would no longer be supported for third-party VoIP applications. The Google Voice service uses XMPP to connect the OBi to the service. With that, after May 15th Obihai will no longer support the Google Voice service on its OBi devices
Does the gv callback app depend on XMPP entirely or partially, to function ?

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Re: Google Voice: Not Supported on OBi Devices After May 15,

Post by Aaron » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:38 am

No it doesn't use the XMPP gateway. Instead it uses a fairly basic mechanism that emulates clicking the call button on the Google Voice web page. The main weakness with the approach is that it requires a callback number meaning you require an account with a SIP provider that allocates a US phone number.

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