Google Voice now works with existing phone numbers

By Jos · 12 replies
Oct 28, 2009
  1. Google Voice is a free service that lets users combine work, home, mobile and any other phone under a single number for all of their incoming and outgoing communications. Among its highlights are free SMS messages and cheap long distance calls, as well as automated voicemail transcriptions, conference calling, and advanced call screening features.

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  2. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Sounds really useful, specially if you have a few numbers floating around!
  3. Sweet. I finally got an invite to Google voice a month ago or so . . . sadly I have not had time to take an in-depth look at it yet. It seems helpful enough . . . If I could get around to messing with it.
  4. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Well I wish I had an invite. But I can wait it all sounds great,really great if I can keep my number!
  5. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Just signed up for this, still trying to get used to it. But if it sends you a message every time someone leaves a voicemail, does that count from your monthly quota if you don't have unlimited text?
  6. lynxon

    lynxon TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Wow that's pretty cool, especially seeing as how my phone likes to randomly stop working on me.....
  7. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Man ... This really seems to be useful , Google FTW !
  8. Rig

    Rig TS Rookie Posts: 24

    That sounds pretty good. In the UK whenever I get a new phone moving the number can take quite a while and once I had to go back to the phone company’s shops and go through it all again :(
    Hopefull it'll be the end of that XD
  9. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 191   +46

    While I'm a big fan of google I dont think this service sounds very practical.
  10. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Sounds like an interesting service but I'll wait until it's been thoroughly tested and rolled out to the mass market. Somehow I can see spammers or hackers having their way with this system.
  11. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I use Google voice for one reason, my cell phone is out of another state, and I wanted a local phone number. It's really worked quite amazing for that.

    Which is funny sense I'll quote.
    "Its main drawback is that signing up for an account required you to pick a new phone number."

    So now I have a local number for all my family & old friends to call and a local number for all my new friends, coworkers, and other to call.
  12. lesajm

    lesajm TS Rookie

    I love Google products. I wasn't aware of Google Voice. I will go check that out now. It is great that they now offer the option of keeping the same phone number. The reason we haven't switched from our local phone company is because our business is tied to our home number.

    SUSHRUKH TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Just signed up for this, still trying to get used to it.
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