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The Triple Crown: Google Voice Returns on All Platforms

The Triple Crown: Google Voice Returns on All Platforms

Monday, August 6, 2018

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If you’ve been enjoying this summer’s wild roller coaster ride on the Google Voice train, then your worst nightmare is almost over… until the next time. What we all hopefully learned from Google’s cavalier sledgehammer-approach to telephony is DON’T DEPEND ON GOOGLE. Enjoy the free ride once again but make some alternative arrangements for the next time Google gets a harebrained idea as stupid as this one. Google’s idea of an "open platform" is proprietary everything even down to the… Read More ›

Setting Up a Google Voice Hosting Platform in the Cloud

Setting Up a Google Voice Hosting Platform in the Cloud

Monday, July 30, 2018

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Google Voice has some similarities with opioid addiction. Once you get hooked on free calling in the U.S. and Canada, it’s hard to give it up. When Google torpedoed Google Chat and XMPP connectivity to Google Voice, they left millions of users in the lurch. All of those using packaged versions of Asterisk® including VitalPBX, Elastix, Issabel, Wazo, AsteriskNOW®, and FreePBX® Distro woke up to crickets from their Google Voice trunks. The fallback to the Simonics GV-SIP Gateway also failed.… Read More ›

VoIP 101: Developing a Cost-Effective SIP Strategy

VoIP 101: Developing a Cost-Effective SIP Strategy

Monday, June 11, 2018

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In the lead up to the demise of Google Voice XMPP service next week, we wanted to offer what we have found to be a cost-effective SIP strategy which takes advantage of the best of all worlds. We would divide SIP offerings into five broad categories: business-class unlimited SIP trunks, Old Faithful SIP providers, Mom-and-Pop SIP services, dirt-cheap termination services, and Gee Whiz SIP providers. As we have said many times, the beauty of setting up an Asterisk® PBX such… Read More ›