Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface
This is a follow up of the first video, nothing has changed from Google, so you still need to act. Google Voice is going to shutdown the XMPP VoIP interface for 3rd party products such as ATA (for example Obihai device) or GrooVeIP app. This will happen after May 15, 2014. So at minimum you need to do something about it because after that date those 3rd party products will not be working.
While Google voice is still free through other interfaces, this will cause some inconvenience. The goal is to have free or very cheap voice services.
The first video is here: http://fetv.com/google-voice-shutdown-3rd-party-voip-interface/
Google Voice is going to shutdown the XMPP VoIP interface for 3rd party products such as ATA (for example Obihai device) or GrooVeIP apps. This will happen after May 15, 2014. So at minimum you need to do something about it because after that date those 3rd party products will not be working.
While Google voice is still free, this will cause some inconvenience. At the end of this video, I will give you one solution. Since we still have some time before May 20014, this video will focus on the big picture such as what is Google Voice, what is VoIP and how do they work. If needed, I will compare different alternatives in another video. The goal is to have free or very cheap voice services. This video also is a good starting point for people who want to cut the phone cord, stop paying your phone bill and move to something free or cheaper.
If you want the following at the same time:
1. Verizon’s network
2. 4G LTE
3. Samsung Galaxy S4
Then you can’t use any Verizon’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). You need to go with Verizon’s plan with contract. Currently Verizon wants to sell you the Samsung Galaxy S4 with contract for $199. You may get it cheaper elsewhere, watch the video.
Lyca Mobile has the cheapest prepaid voice plan:
2 cents per minute.
It does not hurt to try it. The SIM is free to order.
It costs minimum of 8 cents per year to keep it active.
It is a cheap one for very young kid who just wants to make a simple call.
You will need a unlocked GSM type of cell phone.
Instead of buying a smartphone mount or clamp, there are 2 inspirational ideas to use existing materials you already have (I guarantee it is the cheapest). And it is simple & easy. Also how do you make a tripod?
1. How do you attach your smartphone to tripod?
2. How do you make a tripod at no cost?