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Oh, damn this is fun, and convoluted - yup, I have existing GV number, but I wanted to create a new one, not tied to my mainstream Google Account.

Firstly, hint for young players - GV will Geolocate you, so you need to be working through a US web proxy before the GV Screens will even come up.

Secondly, using existing GV number as the "base number" - nope, it doesn't like that...

Set up a Pinger number (in Alabama), but it seems in order to hook it in, I need either a Jailbroken ANdroid - nope, we are a 100% Apple house, or running Bluestack - all of the documentation talks about bluestack on Windows, but a quick glance says it will run on OSX, so I am off to explore that, so as to tick the box for the GV Account, and then turn on the Simonics GW.

Failing that, set up a Virtualbox VM of windows on my mac, then load blustack, then....

I am reminded of a computer game of the 80's - You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
You don't need a jailbroken/rooted Android phone to use Pinger. You only need that if you want to use Pinger as a SIP device with Asterisk. In your case, you only want a U.S. phone number to use for Google Voice verification. So just use the Pinger client on any smartphone to receive the verification call from Google Voice.
 

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FYI - once again, I didn't touch anything and everything is back to normal again. hope they don't continue messing with this.
Don't count on it. They are phasing out a deprecated security scheme from their servers. These warning shots are your cue to update.
 
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You don't need a jailbroken/rooted Android phone to use Pinger. You only need that if you want to use Pinger as a SIP device with Asterisk. In your case, you only want a U.S. phone number to use for Google Voice verification. So just use the Pinger client on any smartphone to receive the verification call from Google Voice.
Hmm. could get Bluestacks to start - after a reboot and opening up "little snitch" to let a lot of it's traffic through, it did.

Went to load textfree from Pinger - only in the US App Store... Sigh... I think I might have a separate Apple ID for that, but I vaguely recall that you might be able to "change country" in itunes... Why do they make it so convoluted...
 

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Hmm. could get Bluestacks to start - after a reboot and opening up "little snitch" to let a lot of it's traffic through, it did.

Went to load textfree from Pinger - only in the US App Store... Sigh... I think I might have a separate Apple ID for that, but I vaguely recall that you might be able to "change country" in itunes... Why do they make it so convoluted...
yup, you can change country, but you need to create a new apple ID, and for that you need a billing source, and it rejects credit cards (or paypal) that aren't US based... They are getting way to clever.
 

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Don't worry. Everyone from the U.K. will be moving here soon anyway. :drool5:
 

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Any other thoughts - I am sure others will hit this soon, that don't live in the centre of the universe, sorry, I meant the "Kingdom of Trump", sorry, I meant the United States... - the only other thing I can think of, atm, is reverting to my "old" GV number, but I was trying to tidy up things by moving away from it, as it tied to my mainstream Gmail account. that will mean moving my simonics account, but that won't be a biggy.
 

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One possibility is to buy a cheap RingPlus phone in their Classifieds. Each one comes with a number in the seller's area code. And you get a free SIP trunk with free minutes every month as part of the deal.
 

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Well, one hurdle over - the callcentric thing worked to get past the GV Challenge, just with a softphone hooked to it. But now sitting in google voice "Choose your number' - every number is returning "There was an error with your request. Please try again". Googling that shows lots of complaints - no answers.
 

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As mentioned "Error with your request" -wtf - in this day and age - a error message that says "it's broke" with no further explanation, and not fixed for nearly two years. Seriously, Google. From what I can determine this may relate to the fact that the base number used for the authentication might have been used previously, and raised some hackles. So why doesn't the error message say that.. Equally, I have, now authenticated turned my profile to "chat only", so in theory, it should ignore that original number. There are mentioned (around two years ago) that one could contact google (Somehow), and they would "reset" that number - then I found a posting that said a year ago, they wouldn't be doing that anymore because the had a solution... Clearly not.

I remember writing application software in the late 70's that if you hit an error and hit the help key it would give you a one liner explanation, hit it twice, and it would give you a half page explanation, hit it a third time, and it would bundled up the details of the situation and forward it to the developer and tech writer as a poorly coded or documented situation. Forty years on, and the art of engineering code hasn't not markedly improved...

bah! humbug!
 

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As mentioned "Error with your request" -wtf - in this day and age - a error message that says "it's broke" with no further explanation, and not fixed for nearly two years. Seriously, Google. From what I can determine this may relate to the fact that the base number used for the authentication might have been used previously, and raised some hackles. So why doesn't the error message say that.. Equally, I have, now authenticated turned my profile to "chat only", so in theory, it should ignore that original number. There are mentioned (around two years ago) that one could contact google (Somehow), and they would "reset" that number - then I found a posting that said a year ago, they wouldn't be doing that anymore because the had a solution... Clearly not.

I remember writing application software in the late 70's that if you hit an error and hit the help key it would give you a one liner explanation, hit it twice, and it would give you a half page explanation, hit it a third time, and it would bundled up the details of the situation and forward it to the developer and tech writer as a poorly coded or documented situation. Forty years on, and the art of engineering code hasn't not markedly improved...

bah! humbug!
This is the message you get when the number you verified is voip.
 

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One wonders why they couldn't just say that, or heaven forbid - mention it in the pre-amble. Any work arounds. ??

The only ones that come to mind are a) buy a cheap mobile, such as what ward mentioned that comes with a sip service - wait the sip service is neither here nor there, it's the unvoip line I need. b) find a friend in the US, that has a phone service that is not tied to GV, and uses theirs, and then unlink it. (Assumes that you can change the existing base verified number associated with an account, else start again from the ground up. c) emigrate to trumperica. d) bite the bullet and use the old GV account that I already have (means changing simonics details)

Any other Options? Given the global penetration of this, I am surprised noone else here has hit it.
 

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Where is res/res_xmpp.c located? Could you please provide some newbie friendly directions? I'm stumped.

Found the file and edited it with WinSCP. How do I recomplile it? Still No GV.

Thanks
Sorry for my delay. For my asterisk 11.10.2, I've made the following:

Code:
cd /usr/src/asterisk*
sed -i 's/SSLv3_method()/SSLv23_method()/g' res/res_xmpp.c
make
make install
amportal restart
 
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One possibility is to buy a cheap RingPlus phone in their Classifieds. Each one comes with a number in the seller's area code. And you get a free SIP trunk with free minutes every month as part of the deal.
Where is Ringplus classifieds? I poked around their website, and can't find it. I'm presuming that I don't have to take immediate physical possession of said phone to activate the number (although I may need to route delivery via someone that can answer the GV Challenge).
 

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One wonders why they couldn't just say that, or heaven forbid - mention it in the pre-amble. Any work arounds. ??

The only ones that come to mind are a) buy a cheap mobile, such as what ward mentioned that comes with a sip service - wait the sip service is neither here nor there, it's the unvoip line I need. b) find a friend in the US, that has a phone service that is not tied to GV, and uses theirs, and then unlink it. (Assumes that you can change the existing base verified number associated with an account, else start again from the ground up. c) emigrate to trumperica. d) bite the bullet and use the old GV account that I already have (means changing simonics details)

Any other Options? Given the global penetration of this, I am surprised noone else here has hit it.
[/Rant] @MisterQ , while you are free to personal opinions of BREXIT and our country, I would request that you keep politics to yourself. The people on this forum are helpful to anyone so long as they are respectful. If you find the USA so offensive, please take your opinions and requests for assistance elsewhere. I generally keep my opinions to myself but on this weekend, the celebration of our Independence from Great Britain, I truly find your remarks offensive.

Just as I believe the Brits wised up and voted to leave the EU, people in the USA are tired of a federal government with excessive overreach. We have an apologist president who continues to embarrass us by apologizing for all the things that make the USA a great country, we have elitist career politicians who do nothing that does not serve their own self-interest, and we have progressives who want to continue social experimentation no matter what the cost in dollars or lives.

When our choice of president comes down to a lying, cheating, deceiving candidate or a ruthless business man who has never held political office, I'll take the business man. Obama has put us in deeper debt than all other presidents in this country combined and there is nothing to show for it. Our borders are virtually open, we embrace potential terrorists into our borders and the progressives look for new ways to make the poor more totally dependent on the government and punish those in the working class for achieving. Our small businesses are being regulated out of existence and our major corporations are fleeing the USA.

Yet you come on this forum complaining about GoogleVoice, a free service, and how you don't like the way it works out for you. I find THAT offensive.

Wise up buddy. You're on the losing end. Great Britain has lost its identity and its way in the world. The BREXIT vote might help turn things around for you. Otherwise, I hope you like paying taxes as a "winner" to fund all the immigrants, losers, sheeple, dumb people, and progressive do-gooders. Let's not forget about the profitable members of the EU having to fund a 30 hour work week in France or the poor spending choices made by Greece for their social programs.

I prefer to earn my keep and keep what I earn. Charity should come from the heart and not at gunpoint from the government.

The great social experiments known as the USSR and Venezuela should be proof enough that socialism does not work.[/rant]
 
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@kenn10, that can't go without a response, please don't bring YOUR politics in here either and only a minority of us (the US) agree with you.

IMHO you will find out that what will happen to the Brits ( I was one myself) will also happen to us if we let stupidity override rational thinking.
 

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