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Vestalink attracts record number of customers due to the impending changes with Google Voice this Thursday.

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SEATTLE, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vestalink, the leading provider of BYOD (bring your own device) residential phone services has grown 30 times its size over the past few months due to the impending changes with Google Voice this Thursday.

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Google employee Nikhyl Singhal posted on Google+ last year

"Finally, we want to make Google Voice as secure as possible. There are a few third-party applications that provide calling and SMS services by making unauthorized use of Google Voice. These apps violate our Terms of Service and pose a threat to your security, so we're notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014."

One of the unapproved devices is the Obihai Obi device a landline phone adapter which now makes up 70% of Vestalink's subscriber base.

"It will be interesting to see what happens this Thursday. I assume most people will wait until the last minute to find an alternative provider to Google Voice. Thousands of people still need a solution to this problem and Vestalink will be ready. We attribute the ability to scale our size quickly because of Amazon's cloud infrastructure. One day we could have 20,000 customers and the next day we could have 100,000. It really doesn't matter how many new customers sign up this Thursday because the computing power is available to us within minutes." Said Ryan Tilton, CEO of Vestalink

Vestalink features a 30 day fully functional free trial and will offer free number transfers through the end of May. Vestalink will also add an unlimited SMS texting plan within the next quarter that will allow subscribers to send and receive text messages via their email, web portal, or the Vestalink smartphone app. Learn more at http://www.vestalink.com

About Vestalink:

Vestalink, a cloud based telecom provider offers an Interconnected VoIP service that features e911 and other enhancements typically not available from a standard cell phone or landline phone provider. Vestalink offers all inclusive plans that make communications easy and encourages its users to BYOD (bring their own device) to save time and money.

Google Voice and Google+ is a trademark of Google, Inc. Other company names mentioned herein are the registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Media Contact: Ryan Tilton, Vestalink, 425-471-7508, rtilton@vestalink.com

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