Google Giving Final Death Blow to Gizmo5

By | 2011-03-06

The few of us that are left (I assume not many) as paying customers on Gizmo5, received this email from Google…I mean Gizmo5…in the past day.  They are finally killing it off entirely, in my opinion.  I think Gizmo5 was the slickest VoIP provider around.  Easy to set up, add to voip phones, Asterisk servers, and software clients.  

After Google bought the company, they gave us customers continued access, but didn’t allow us to add extra lines, but they did offer some of the services there after for free.  No new customers were allowed to sign up after that point.  

I think we were all expecting an email at some point with a dead line to discontinue service.  And now it’s here.  Now I can enjoy moving my voip lines to another provider.  Not difficult, just time consuming and very annoying.

Goodbye Gizmo5.



Subject: Gizmo5 Important Update


Gizmo5 is writing to let you know that we will no longer be providing service starting on April 3, 2011. A week from today, March 11, 2011, you will no longer be able to add credit to your account.

Although the standalone Gizmo5 client will no longer be available, we have since launched the ability to call phones from within Gmail at even more affordable rates.

If you purchased calling credit and have a balance remaining in your account, you can request a refund by logging in to If you are in the United States, you can instead choose to transfer your credit to a Google Voice account, so it can be used for calling from Google Voice or Gmail. If you don’t have a Google Voice account, please create one so that we can transfer your credit.

Unfortunately, we are not able to transfer your Gizmo5 call-in number to Google Voice. If you’d like to keep your Gizmo5 call-in number, we recommend that you check with your local carrier to determine what options are available to you.

Please request a call credit transfer or refund by April 3, 2011. If you don’t request a call credit transfer or refund by this date, we will automatically refund your remaining call credit via the payment method you originally used to purchase the credit. Note that if you paid via Moneybookers or if the credit card on file has expired, we will not be able to automatically refund your unused credit, so please log in to initiate the refund process.

Thank you,

The Gizmo5 Team


You have received this mandatory service announcement email to update you about important changes to your Gizmo5 account.



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