"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Monday, May 26, 2014

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch Coupons (San Antonio, Texas) - Save up to $16 for 8 people.

You need only 1 coupon for up to 8 tickets. Give a copy of the coupon to the ticket gate, and get about $16 off from the ticket price. Current Natural Bridge wildlife ranch tickets costs about $19 per adult, $17 per senior, and $10 per child. 

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Google Voice support for Talkatone is ending on May 15, 2014. Google Hangout App for free WIFI Calling

As you may already know, Google is ending support for XMPP based calling with Google Voice. What this means to you is It simply shuts off access to Google Voice via third-party XMPP clients. Your Google Voice phone number will continue to work just like it does today. The service isn't shutting down, so creating rumors about numbers being canceled or porting refused is preposterous.

Basically my free over the wifi Talkatone is about to end. I’m one of a few hundred thousand customers enjoying free wifi calling through Talkatone. But on May 15th, Google is dropping support for the XMPP protocol that makes this work.

So, what other options you have? Talkatone is asking for you to sign up for a paid subscription phone service. Anything else they are not saying? Yeah, While Google Voice and Hangouts will still offer free calling :)

It seems like Google Voice, free VoIP phone-call, texting, voicemail and voicemail-transcription product will soon merge with the Google+ Hangouts apps on both iOS and Android leading to the complete elimination of Google Voice as a separate service.

I recently tried the Google Hangout iOS app, and it works perfectly for my purpose, just an alternative for my poor 250 minutes AT&T Go-phone service.