Google recently announced that Google Voice is now available to everyone, this means that you will now be able to sign up for the Google Voice service which will assign a local phone number to you. Using this number you can forward calls to a number(s) of choice.
So why would you do this?
Itâ€™s simpleâ€¦flexibility. How many numbers or jobs have you gone through in the past 5 years, imagine being able to hand out one number to all of your family, friends, and co-workers and then being able to send calls from family to one number, calls from friends to another, and calls from co-workers to yet another phoneâ€¦or if you prefer you can have certain calls go to one number Monday-Friday and then another number on the weekends. You can change the number the calls are being forwarded to at any time…you have total control over the destination of the phone calls.
How about different voicemails for different groups of peopleâ€¦now wouldnâ€™t that be nice? And then when you receive voice mails they will be transcribed and in your email inbox, so no need to actually listen to the messageâ€¦now thatâ€™s voicemail management.
All of this is possible with Googleâ€™s free, yes free, Voice serviceâ€¦so what are you waiting for? Go to the Google Voice page and sign up.
Not convinced, hereâ€™s a video from Google describing the Voice service.
Note: If you wish to use Google Voice an iPhone or Web OS device, there is no voice app, you will have to use the mobile web app.
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