Bill Simon’s Free SIP-to-XMPP Gateway Easily Puts Google Voice on Your VoIP Phone


Unless you're an adventurous VoIP tinkerer, there is no easy do-it-yourself approach to getting Google Voice to work over an IP phone's unused line. Obihai Technologies series of Obi telephone adaptors allow you to easily use a basic analog phone with Google Voice, but some contortion is required to use an Obi with an IP phone, and even then it may not work. You can follow our guide to rigging an OBi together with Cisco SPA-series IP phones (or Polycom phones as Voxilla member "Priller" … [Read more...]

A Peek at Upcoming OBi Residential and Business VoIP Adaptor Hints at Powerful Features

If you visit Obihai Technology's website ( and have a quick eye, you'll catch a glimpse of the company's next hardware release. And if you think the OBi110 and OBi100 analog telephone adaptors are helping to redefine the consumer VoIP space, then you will not be disappointed by the OBi202. According to one of four graphic boxes that swipe horizontally and quickly across the top of company's web front page, here's a bit of what Obihai claims for the OBi202: Zero-touch … [Read more...]

Google Voice Continues Free US-Canada VoIP Calling Through 2012

Google Voice free calls through 2012

Google will continue to offer free US and Canada calls through its Google Voice service through 2012, according to a message that appears when a new user signs up for the service. Google had promised to offer US-based user free calls through the end of 2011. The company usually announces its free offers using one of a number of its blogs, and in this case no such announcement has been made. But the new service message, first publicly disclosed via a user post on the … [Read more...]

VoIP Makes Sprint Most Innovative US Cell Carrier

One argument competitive market and consumer advocates have stressed in opposing AT&T's $39-billion bid to purchase T-Mobile in the United States is that the resulting GSM monopoly would stifle innovation in the cellular carrier industry. It turns out that the deal, which is still awaiting regulatory approval, may have been a key factor in one of the more innovative mobile service features introduced in several years. Ironically (or some would say understandably) neither AT&T nor T-Mobile are … [Read more...]