« Will Microsoft Buy Nokia? They Should | Main | Telco Law Firms Keep Me Abreast of Telecom Laws and Changes »

January 07, 2012


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

James Torres

Andy - faxing works nearly perfectly already. Use the Obitalk 110 and a new gv number and it just works. Problem solved.

Paul Messier

Also remember that with GrandCentral your contacts could send an email to your phone number. Truly ONE address to remember. Google NEVER duplicated this feature in their product.


Funny that you'd mention faxing. The new PBX in a Flash 2 with Incredible Fax 2 works flawlessly with the included Google Voice GUI using regular Google Voice DIDs. And, of course, it's free!

Just install PIAF2 and set up one or more free Google Voice DIDs. Then run install-incredfax2. Done!

Frank Pilone

Yes, they should open up. They acquired Grand Central for the basics and the concept. They acquired Gizmo to what everyone thought was for SIP capability.

However, this as of yet to happen. There are some loopholes such as TelTub, or using the GTalk feature with IAX servers - however, Google Voice should offer GTalk/SIP combination which will then give more flexibility with their users, and even reduce the load resources on Google Voice. To top it off with, they will even be able to offer +883 dialing which in my opinion will be the future of SIP carrier calling.

And while faxing was suggested as an option, it may not be realistic. Not only will the service (Google Voice) have to support it, but the ATA and maybe even the fax machine to support T.38 capabilities. And it will be harder to integrate faxing and voice as one number which will explain why many people and companies who have fax will have two separate lines.

Google Voice in my opinion should focus on offering SIP, iNUM support, and possibly even offering international DID (telephone numbers) options.

Just my 2 cents,

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Blog powered by Typepad
My Photo

Andy In The News

November 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30