Google voice – Google’s long awaited cool phone management system

Google Voice got its start as a phone service called Grandcentral, which Google launched in 2007. It’s been in beta ever since — but unlike other Google betas that are open to the general public, this one was limited to former GrandCentral users and a select group of industry elite.The company’s service for managing your various phone lines, is finally reborn as Google Voice and is opening up to more people. Starting today, the company is sending out invites to users who have been requesting them since the service – formerly known as GrandCentral – re-emerged back in March.Google Voice

If you are not too sure about what its cool features are .. we are here to tell you…


  • The new interface will look a lot like Gmail, with your inbox, SMS messages, access to voicemail and other features in a sidebar on the left.google_voice_screenshot1
  • You can get transcripts of your voicemail and archive and search all of the SMS text messages you send and receive.
  • Voice allows you to Forward calls from your Google Voice number to one or more phones, or directly to voicemail. Based on who’s calling, you can select which of your phones will ring.
  • You can also use the service to make low-priced international calls and easily access Goog-411 directory assistance.
  • Screen callers by asking for and recording their names.
  • Block annoying callers by playing a number-not-in-service recording when they call Google isn’t a Skype-type service either. You don’t use your computer to make phone calls, and there’s no additional software or hardware to install or buy.

well do you this it has no drawbacks? No, it’s got a few quirks, and so many configuration options can get confusing at times. But Google’s onto something big here. A service that helps manage the multiple phone lines in our lives should have universal appeal.

The service is free and Google hasn’t had much to offer in details about how it plans to monetize the service. It’s already pretty powerful but I know I’d be willing to pay extra for some premium and customization services, such as fax support or the ability to add a second phone number to the account (one for work purposes and another for friends and family.

Google Voice’s flexibility is fantastic. You can route incoming calls from your Google number to one or more phones, or send them directly to voicemail. You also can record custom greetings for individuals or groups, such as family, friends, or co-workers. If you’re a Gmail or Google Talk user, your contacts will automatically appear on your Google Voice site. Also, any updates made to your contacts in Google Voice (such as changing a phone number) will appear in your other Google services as well.

Well to sum it up we would just say that The service has received rave reviews and plenty of folks I’ve come across are excited about getting a Google Voice number of their own.So hurry to get your own .

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