Google In The Process Of Adding VoIP To Google Voice
Rumors around the web are starting to build up a case for true VoIP support making its way to Google Voice in the near future. Last week, Gizmo5, a VoIP calling service, announced to its users that it would be shuttering its service come April 3rd and users would not be able to add calling credit to their account after this week. For those wondering where the connection is between the two, Gizmo5 was acquired by Google back in 2009. As is the case wiith many startups bought out by larger companies, the end of the original service usually coincides with the launch of a new one.
Further proof suggesting the ability is slowly being built into Google Voice are reports claiming that adding “@sip.voice.google.com” to the end of a GV number allows users to place VoIP calls to that number. This ability isn’t working for all however though and we aren’t sure what the constraints are.
We feel it won’t be too much longer until the capabilities emerge, at which point Google Voice will be an online calling service to be reckoned with. VoIP has been long rumored as an addition to a service already featuring number portability, visual voicemail, and SMS functions, and should please more than a few GV subscribers. What do you think of the possibility and the idea of this happening as soon as it is? Let us know in the comments below!