You could simply follow the Google Voice: a cheapskate’s guide to cheap VoIP and use an adapter and connection service from Obi. Or, in the old days you could pair something like the Cisco PAP2T internet phone adapter with the now defunct Gizmo5 phone service to get connected to Google Voice.
For some reason, Google Voice doesn’t connect to IP phones as easily as you might think they should.
However, if you ever wanted to connect your VoIP phones to Google Voice, you need to read this recent article by Voxilla that explains the problems and the solution.
New Google Voice Gateway for VoIP Phones
Voxilla highlights Bill Simon’s free SIP-to-XMPP Gateway that is a “very easy way to get Google Voice on your IP phone that doesn’t require additional dedicated hardware.”
Voxilla tested this Google Voice Gateway on a CloudTC Android VoIP Phone with a few hiccups but, they got it to work with a small amount of latency that was “not enough to affect a typical telephone conversation” and reaching the conclusion that this solution would be “an excellent home solution for all but the heaviest users of Google Voice services.”
For more information about the Google Voice Gateway setup, tutorial, service and how it compares to the Obihai Obi devices read the full article at Voxilla: Bill Simon’s Free SIP-to-XMPP Gateway Easily Puts Google Voice on Your VoIP Phone.
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