[LINK] Google Voice

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Jul 4 22:47:17 AEST 2009

Hi all,

Not sure of the details of this Google initiative opening soon (maybe
initially for US residents only, who knows?) though it sounds stunning.

Google Voice:  


Google Voice is a service that gives you ONE number for ALL your phones,
and voicemail that is easy as email, and, many enhanced calling features
like call blocking & screening, voicemail transcripts, call conferencing,
international calls, and more ..

Google Voice will be open to new users soon. We expect to have the
service ready for new users in a matter of weeks, and are focused on
opening it as soon as possible. The service is free. 

Google Voice Features:

One number for all your calls and SMS

Call screening - Announce and screen callers 
Listen in - Listen before taking a call 
Block calls - Keep unwanted callers at bay 
SMS - Send, receive, and store SMS 
Place calls - Call US numbers for free 
Taking calls - Answer on any of your phones 
Phone routing - Phones ring based on who calls 
Forwarding phones - Add phones and decide which ring 

Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts

Voicemail transcripts - Read what your voicemail says 
Listen to voicemail - Check online or from your phone 
Notifications - Receive voicemails via email or SMS 
Personalize greeting - Vary greetings by caller 
Share voicemail - Forward or download voicemails 

More cool things you can do with Google Voice

Conference calling - Join people into a single call 
Call record - Record calls and store them online 
Call switch - Switch phones during a call 
Mobile site - View your inbox from your mobile 
GOOG-411 - Check directory assistance 
Manage groups - Set preferences by group 



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