Google pulling the rug out from under Voice. What will remain?
April 22, 2014 9:39 PM Subscribe
I know Google Voice and Hangouts will merge on May 15th and XMPP support will end. XMPP doesn't affect me, but I'm trying to figure out what will change. Has there been an announcement or is it still unknown what features from Voice will survive in this new service?
I need my Google voice number to:
1. Ring a land line (actually a VOIP line from Optimum cable) and an iPhone
2. Let me make outgoing calls from the land line and iPhone with caller ID showing the Voice number
3. Receive texts and voicemails on iPhone, with notifications
It would be nice to have an application on Mac OS X 10.8 that can show texts and voicemails, and alert me to both. I used GrowlVoice but Google cut them off last week.
If my 3 needs aren't met I'll happily pay another company that can replicate these features so recommendations are welcome. Everything I'm hearing about seems to be focused on VOIP calls but don't mention the existing functionality of Voice.