Wired access to SMS?

steve pirk [egrep] steve at pirk.com
Tue Oct 9 22:45:17 UTC 2012


I will need to look into the Google Apps for business part of the voice
product. I have not really tried apps accounts yet.

As far as APIs go, it looks like most are "unofficial", but there is
community support.
Check googlevoice.org  and also code.google. com/p/pygooglevoice for
examples of what can be accomplished today.

The Canada part is a showstopper, but it should be fairly easy to use a for
exit node in the US to allow you to sign up for a US number. I do know that
US users can still call all of Canada for free through the end of this
year.

My gut feel is that the telcos are what is keeping Google from releasing
the product to a broader audience, e.g. more countries than the US.
On Oct 9, 2012 3:25 PM, "TJ" <trejrco at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM, steve pirk [egrep] <steve at pirk.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Have you looked at Google Voice much? I have mine set up to SMS all my
>> > devices, including email delivery, and can enable/disable devices as
>> > needed. The big benefit, is that I have an inbox full of all my old
>> inbound
>> > and outbound text messages.
>>
>
> ++1 on Google Voice.
>
>
>
>> Hi Steve,
>>
>> Google voice is a fine service and if they sold it with an API, I
>> might well buy it. As a free public service with a strictly unofficial
>> API, I can't seriously consider using it in my product's critical
>> path. I need a service whose provider is actually obligated to keep it
>> working to the standard of resilience typical of the rest of my
>> system.
>>
>> Let me put it another way: with google voice, google mail, google
>> search you are not the customer. You're the product. I use gmail for
>> my personal mail and I can live with that. For business services, I
>> need to be the customer.
>>
>
>
> FWLIW - I think that is a bit harsh, even if mostly accurate.
>
> I love GVoice for sending & receiving  texts across multiple devices, some
> of which aren't cellular - or wired - at all :).
> *(Also have phone calls ring not just my phones, but Skype and GChat as
> well ...)*
>
>
> /TJ
>


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