29 October 2009

Using Google Voice with Your Current Number

Really cool new way to incorporate all the great feature of Google Voice with your exising number.

I've been using it for a few months now...and I love the voicemail. Now, I have the ability to take all my calls with Google's great voicemail. Color me a happy camper.

Here's the post from the Official Google Blog on the announcement, new features, and a video showing how it works. Thanks Google:

Up until now, if you wanted to use Google Voice, you needed to choose a new number (a "Google number"). Taking calls through your Google number allows us to offer features like call recording, call screening and getting text messages via email. But we know not everyone wants to switch to a new phone number, so it made sense for us to create a lighter version of Google Voice for people who are willing to trade some features for the ability to use their existing numbers.

We're excited to announce that you now have the choice to get Google Voice with your existing mobile number OR with a Google number.

If you sign up using your existing number, you'll still get many of Google Voice's features. Most notably, you'll get all the functionality of Google voicemail, as explained in this video:

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