June 25th, 2010
Google Voice is simply awesome. It gives you the most powerful phone number you’ve ever had.
When you pick your phone number you can even search nationwide for a combination of letters or a phrase that you want in your number. You can probably even find your name in a number!
You can currently only open a number while you are in the US.
With the number itself you can:
-Make free calls to the US and Canada.
-Have it forward to a number of phones, so that it will ring your cell phone and home phone simultaneously for example.
-Get voicemails transcribed and sent to you via SMS or email.
-Voicemails are saved permanently.
-Screen calls to decide whether you want to accept the call or have the caller identify themselves before answering the call. You can even listen in during the voicemail and then decide whether to pick up the call!
-Calls from select (or all) numbers can be set to ring different phone different times of the day, or set to go straight to voicemail.
-Block people from calling you, giving them a disconnect notice when they try.
-If you have a Gizmo5 account you can make calls from your computer while you are anywhere in the world for free back to the US and Canada.
What else do you use your Google Voice for or what’s your favorite feature? Hit the comments!