- Oct 12, 2007
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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.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.