Google Voice - allows users to use a single virtual number which can be programmed to ring at any number of the user’s selected phone number, be it home, office or cellphone. It can also be programmed to direct your calls to voicemail during the evening and weekend hours. So wherever you go your call will reach you instead your caller to find and reach you.
Google Voice is also said to provide various other useful features, some of them are listed below. Click on the respective feature to know more including video demonstration at TechnoWiki.
* 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 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
* 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
Google Voice is a product of Google's March 2007 acquisition of GrandCentral. Google Voice is currently available for GrandCentral users only, but will be open to new users soon. This service is expected to be free to all.
Here's David Pogue takes a look at Google Voice, a service that unifies all phones and voicemail.
By far Google Voice seems to be a great application. It makes managing phone calls much easier, and it's free. What do you think ? Share your views below...