Google Voice

  1. are any of you using google voice, if so what do you think?
    is it reliable?
    how is the call quality?
    what os are you using?
    issues/problems with the application running on you device?
    any other comments/issues, pro or con?
  2. Visit chare profile page

    About chare

    Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 2,471; Likes: 3,680


  3. by   caliotter3
    I just went to the site and looked around. I don't really see the point unless you want a different phone number and a separate voicemail box. You still have to pay to have your original device service I would imagine. You just aren't paying twice, unless you make international calls. I definitely will have to look more closely. It takes me a long time to figure out these technical things.
  4. by   CoffeeGeekRN
    I use it because I like to get email transcripts of voicemail. I use my google # as my "home" number and I can screen callers before answering.
  5. by   vcoronel127
    is this google voice on the iphone?
  6. by   amarie74
    I love my Google voice. I use it as my home number. I also like that I set it up that ,whendaycare calls, it ings both my husband and my cell phone. I like the transcribe messages and 5he international calling rates are cheaper than Skype.
  7. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from vcoronel127
    is this google voice on the iphone?
    Yes, Google Voice is now approved for iPhone. Apple and Google were clashing over this but that has now been settled.

    I Google Voice! I have an Android phone right now, and it works great with it. Top 5 advantages:

    (1) You will always have one number for the rest of your life, no matter how many times you change your other numbers. If I move, my cell phone # will change but I will just go into my Google Voice account and change my cell # there and the same Google Voice # will forward calls to me.

    (2) My Google Voice number is in the NYC area code, so my friends and family there that don't have long distance service (yes, there are still people like that) can dial my number locally and the call will come through to my phone in FL. It's like I am down the block

    (3) When someone leaves you a voicemail, it's transcribed into text and you can read right on your phone or computer without listening to it (the transcription is not perfect yet, but helps at a glance to see what the message is generally about). You always have the option to immediately play the message right below the text.

    (4) When you use Voice on your cell phone, you have the option of calling the person back with either your cell # or Google Voice # as the caller ID.

    (5) It's freaking FREE!

    I have never had any problems with Google Voice, and calls are just like any other good connection. There are some very other cool features, but I could go on and on. Let's just say this is the next best thing to keeping your phone number forever!

Must Read Topics