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Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

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:  https://fetv.com/google-voice-shutdown-3rd-party-voip-interface/

Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

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.

Cheaper Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4

Cheaper Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4

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.