Identifying google voice "answer calls on" devices

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I can't answer the question, but if nobody can give an explanation in this forum, contact Google for help. It is possible that their system cannot identify the exact phone make/model but knows they are using the Android OS.
 
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On the google voice website, https://voice.google.com/u/0/settings, I have the following as my answer calls on devices

https://i.imgur.com/T70VhIW.png

The google play devices screen just lists 2 devices - https://i.imgur.com/x28rsdl.png

The two items in red, how do I identify what these devices are?

Do you have the Android devices? If so, put the GV app on them. In the phone GV app settings -> Devices and numbers it will say This Device at the top. From there you can edit the name.
 
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On the google voice website, https://voice.google.com/u/0/settings, I have the following as my answer calls on devices

https://i.imgur.com/T70VhIW.png

The google play devices screen just lists 2 devices - https://i.imgur.com/x28rsdl.png

The two items in red, how do I identify what these devices are?

Open Google Voice on each of your devices, click Settings > Devices and numbers. If the This device field says Android Device, tap the pencil icon and rename it to something meaningful like the device name. The names will sync to the web app and to all your other devices.

After you have named all your current devices, delete any remaining Android Devices as they are devices you no longer possess or ghost devices created when you factory reset a device.
 
The only active devices I have are the 2 listed in the pics above. Probably simplest to just delete the unknowns at this point as I have no idea which past phone they're associated with.

I could of sworn google had a page in the past which would indicate the device serial or imei number but can't seem to find that any more.

I guess all of this will probably matter even less in about 2 months.
 
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The only active devices I have are the 2 listed in the pics above. Probably simplest to just delete the unknowns at this point as I have no idea which past phone they're associated with.

I could of sworn google had a page in the past which would indicate the device serial or imei number but can't seem to find that any more.

I guess all of this will probably matter even less in about 2 months.
What is happening in 2 monrhs?



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@GPz1100: Thanks for posting those links. I needed a refresher.
 

I had forgotten how close end of support for Obihai is. How long it will continue to work with GV is completely undefined. All it takes is for GV to change one little thing.

I hope it does not effect Android GV. I don't expect that it will. GV over Wifi on an Android cellphone with a headset is my backup plan for when GV stops working with Obihai.
 
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Yes, I have 3 Moto G Pure devices and a Moto G Power (2021) that I just use with FP free plan SIMs, well, for no good reason, other than having a phone available for out of country visitors. I'll probably use at least two of those with the GV app IF things break with my Obi200 in December, and wait until someone comes up with a solution to continue using the Obi200 with GV with my old DECT 6.0 home phone system.
 
In one of those obitalk forum links a guy mentions an ATA that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and you could then make your internet connection via Wi-Fi. Anyone know what that device is and if it's still around? I think Amazon was mentioned.

Oh, I got it: https://www.amazon.com/bluetooth-landline-adapter/s?k=bluetooth+landline+adapter

Looks like it's either Cell2Jack on the low end or Xtreme Technologies for a little bit more.

My emphasis is going to be finding a device that can ideally drive five analog phones on my house's existing phone wiring, the way I've got my Obi 200 set up. There seems to be some question about this point with the Cell2Jack.
 
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Yes, I have 3 Moto G Pure devices and a Moto G Power (2021) that I just use with FP free plan SIMs, well, for no good reason, other than having a phone available for out of country visitors. I'll probably use at least two of those with the GV app IF things break with my Obi200 in December, and wait until someone comes up with a solution to continue using the Obi200 with GV with my old DECT 6.0 home phone system.

Yes, I have several decent otherwise retired cellphones with no service that I can use with GV over Wifi. I tried it a few times. It worked well and the audio quality was good.
 
In one of those obitalk forum links a guy mentions an ATA that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and you could then make your internet connection via Wi-Fi. Anyone know what that device is and if it's still around? I think Amazon was mentioned.

Oh, I got it: https://www.amazon.com/bluetooth-landline-adapter/s?k=bluetooth+landline+adapter

Looks like it's either Cell2Jack on the low end or Xtreme Technologies for a little bit more.

My emphasis is going to be finding a device that can ideally drive five analog phones on my house's existing phone wiring, the way I've got my Obi 200 set up. There seems to be some question about this point with the Cell2Jack.

I have been tempted to try the Cell2Jack for $34. I have not been able to find good reviews of it. That is not surprising for a very niche product - much more niche than Obihai. If you have modern phones on your house wiring with low Ringer Equivalent Numbers I would expect it to drive the phones over house wiring.

Another product is a cordless phone system with Link2Cell. A cellphone connects to the cordless base over Bluetooth and allows you to use the cordless phones through the cellphone/Bluetooth. I have an old Panasonic one. It works, but the audio quality is atrocious.

Another option is a cellular ATA. They connect to the cell network with paid service and analog phones plug into it. I tried the Straight Talk one. It works well. $15 a month for unlimited calling in and out.

Keep the ideas coming.
 
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