SOLVED gvoice Stopped Working

wardmundy

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If you're experiencing problems (login failed errors) with the gvoice command line utility for Google Voice that includes support for sending SMS messages, here is the fix. Log into your server as root and...

Code:
cd /root
wget http://nerdvittles.dreamhosters.com/pbxinaflash/source/gvoice/gvoicefix.tar.gz
tar zxvf gvoicefix.tar.gz
cd bwpayne-pygooglevoice-auth-fix
python setup.py install
Then you can run a simple test:

Code:
gvoice -e [email protected] -p yourpassword send_sms 8431234567 "How are you?"
Our thanks to bwpayne for the fix.
 

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Thanks.

I'm still testing this but... one reason you might like this command is that I've found that adding an hourly SMS message to yourself (like the above example) as a cron job seems to solve the problem with Google Voice numbers not answering calls 100% of the time.

It's starting to look like there is some sort of keep-alive activity that goes on with Google. Stay tuned. :rolleyes:

/root/smstest:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
gvoice -e [email protected] -p yourpassword send_sms your-gv-phone-number "How are you?"

/etc/crontab entry:
Code:
59 * * * * root /root/smstest
 

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I can't make this work. I've tried it on several platforms. I get "Login failed: '', Retry?[Y/n]"

Still working for you Ward?
 

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Just sent one from new machine. Worked great.
 

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I can't make this work. I've tried it on several platforms. I get "Login failed: '', Retry?[Y/n]"

Still working for you Ward?
When did you install your box? There was an update for the GVoice command that fixed a login error not that long ago.
 

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