5 Year Old Google Voice Shut Down Last Week – Resurrect with Google Hangouts

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What Has Google Voice Done in Its 5 Year Life?

The birth of Google Voice in 2009 was indeed a stunning welcome to Google Users as it promised to reduce the communication charges considerably. Along with the standard feature of sending and receiving text messages, the jackpot was the luxury of receiving and calling, both domestic and international destinations, all from your computer. This added a colorful bunch of feathers to Google’s fragile Hall of Fame. The users of this app crossed a million and more in just 5-7 months, and reached around 3.5 million by 2013.

Has It Been a Leeching Burden All along – Merits and Demerits

Google voice promised a lucid mirage to force the customers into believing that all the services were direct, clear and stress-free. The reality, gradually over the years, made its rapid fade in all user web interfaces. It appeared as if the fault was all part of network mishaps or connection errors. Finally, when the errors and mishaps continued to remain in the same danger zone, with no hope for recovery or progress, users understood that the cleverly planned fraudulent schemes were the company’s own manufacturing defect and not theirs.

Google Hangouts – Therapy for a Problem Child or Is It the Better Abode

Google voice was said to have limitless number of ludicrous features which were advertised since its very birth. These features not only never worked properly, but also never appeared in any limelight. MMS support, Limited MMS and domestic SMS service, non-existent international SMS service and Inability to access emergency numbers like 911 are a few of its limitations.

Bury Google Voice Already, to Shoot up the Lagging Progress Story of Hangout

When umpteen other Free Calling Apps sprouted akin to mushrooms after a rainy whole year, Google made its penance in 2013 with Google Hangouts, promising varied progressive methods of bringing in the category of outbound calls as well. Thus, now Google wants to repair its mistakes by killing the Google Voice and merging it all with the new flawless face of Hangouts. This execution is righteous but had been non-sensibly delayed for months. So now Google is starting afresh with blending all of its Audio-Video calling and texting services. The result of this amalgamation is a simple and stress-free application, Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts has by-far metamorphosed into a righteous chat-client, neutralizing Google’s notorious past and leveling its dues and penance to its followers. Google hangouts today promises to resolve the outbound calls issue, simplified offline/online status blending, instant messaging and video chatting.

Google Voice’s Last Surviving Day and Hopes Ended Last Week

Google voice was sentenced to death on May 15, 2014. This is another chance for Google to renew the customer’s faith and excel till all expectations are met. Google will try its best to provide flawless, uninterrupted service as guaranteed to its users.

Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed till the day Google Hangouts will double its proposed glory and restore the satisfaction and stunning surprise that the name Google Guarantees.

  • deanerick

    really. google voice stll working for me…

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  • http://ecommercecosmos.com/ Luiz Centenaro

    Dean this scared me too, I take a lot of my business calls through my dedicated Google Voice #.

    I haven’t been able to make calls from Google Voice, but have to do from gmail in hangouts.

    • http://chadbordes.com Chad Bordes

      voice.google.com…. its still there

      • Noah Gregory

        Yes, it’s not dead as the article suggests, merely merhed witn hangouts.

    • Laneya Wiles

      you’re still able to use it in gmail? I tried and it says this constantly no matter what I do:

  • Anton7

    Google Voice still works for me, using my OBI box. Google never said anything about killing Google Voice or the XMPP protocol that such 3rd party apps or devices use. They just said they wanted unauthorized use of it to stop by May 15. To say “Google Voice shut down last week” is so misleading and completely uninformed!

  • Stephan Stengel

    Still working for me and my obi.

  • http://chadbordes.com Chad Bordes

    Google voice did not die. 3rd party app support died. Thanks

  • anville

    clickbait BS

  • Tim Neumark

    This is horrible clickbait and you know it. Google Voice is still around. The only thing that needs to die is this headline and/or this website. How about writing something that is ACCURATE?

  • Crow550

    Google Voice is not dead or dying.

    1. Google is showing that updating are coming as it will be a feature of Hangouts. Which will be easier for Google to roll out updates.

    2. Google did not offer 3rd party support. It was a hack not approved by Google.

    However Google has just came out with real 3rd party support: https://developers.google.com/+/hangouts/telephone-oauth

    Google Voice has been working just fine as is all these years. Maybe the occasional hiccup once in a blue moon.

    What a FUD article.

    So Google Voice will be rolled into Hangouts like Google Docs was rolled into Google Drive.

  • Crow550

    Google Voice is not dead or dying.

    1. Google is showing that updates are coming as it will be a feature of Hangouts. Which will help Google to roll out updates easier.

    2. Google did not offer 3rd party support. It was a hack not approved by Google.

    However Google has just came out with real 3rd party support: https://developers.google.com/+/hangouts/telephone-oauth

    Google Voice has been working just fine as is all these years. Maybe the occasional hiccup once in a blue moon. What service doesn’t?

    What a FUD article.

    So Google Voice is rolling into Hangouts like Google Docs was rolled into Google Drive. It’s that simple really.

  • http://batman-news.com john

    Uhh, Google Voice is alive, not dead. It still works great as it always has. I use it every day for incoming and outgoing calls and SMS. I’ve also never experienced the problems you wrote about either. Is this article even serious? Or is it an unethical attempt at attention? I’m not sure.

  • Karly Johnston

    GV 3rd party API is still working for me. Totally surprised…

  • mickloud

    Well, thefusejoplin is now blacklisted for clickbait BS

  • dMnyc

    The reports of Google Voice’s demise are premature.

  • Decalex

    Wow. What a terrible, untrue article. Adding this site to my blocked list.
    ..shameful. (I blocked your ads too).

  • Justin Ryne Wilhelm

    Well, I now know to never read or trust anything from this site.

  • Zen_Punk

    Was this article machine generated? Jesus I feel like I just read free-form poetry from HAL9000.

  • David

    FUD FUD FUD. Bad journalism. Stupidity with frosting on top.

  • Ron Fleming

    Google Voice hasn’t died, but it has taken a MAJOR step backwards with the death of 3rd party api access. As I type this, I’m trying to figure out how to do something as simple as setup sms from my GV number, and I can’t do it because Hangouts doesn’t work with GV numbers at all, the GV app is HORRID as a messaging interface … worst app ever designed, and they won’t let anyone else design an app that actually works. If you aren’t going to let anyone else touch your service, you should at least do half decent job with it yourself. Now I’m stuck in this limbo where for a few years now everyone knows my GV number as my cellphone number, but I have no good way to send and receive text messages on that number.

    Google is REALLY good at screwing people over by coming out with awesome products and services that you’d love to make a part of your daily life, and then utterly destroying them after you’ve already done so. I KNOW, it’s my fault for trusting in a Google product in the first place.

  • HelenR

    I work from home and have been using Google Hangouts with a cordless phone and a GVMate phone adapter for a couple of months. I can call out by dialing the phone number on my phone or by clicking on the customer’s name in my Gmail contacts list. It works great and the calls are free.

  • http://theheartographer.com/ TheHeartographer

    Ugh, what a bullshit headline. Thanks to all the helpful snarky commenters for saving me from a heart attack. :)