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Google Voice

Discussion in 'Technology' started by lsocoee, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm thinking that I'll give this a shot. Does anyone here use it? What's it good for?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    i want to hear more about this... ??
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    I got invited Monday. It looks cool. But, no one knows the new number google gave me, so for now its useless.

    There are a lot if good features, I am looking forward to using it more.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Can I setup a way for my cell phone number to ring at my office also?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    What are the stipulations for becoming a Google Voice user? I have used gmail ever since it came out and never received an invite for Voice. Or at least that I know of..
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    NVM, I just found this..

    "Google Voice is currently available for GrandCentral users only, but will be open to new users soon. In the meantime, please leave us your email address and we'll notify you as soon as Google Voice becomes available. To learn more about Google Voice, check out our feature videos."

    Now the question is, what is GrandCentral? I've never heard of this.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Well damn.. I feel like I've been left out of the loop now. haha
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    lsocoee

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    grandcentral was bought out by google and google renamed it to google voice.

    You had to sign up for an invite a while ago. You can still sign up, you just might not get in for a few weeks.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    On a side not, I think that I found a way to have my wife call me for free...I haven't decided if this is good or bad.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    GrandCentral used to be it's own entity before Google bought it. Same kind of deal as it is now, except now it's integrated with Gmail and the other Google services. I've had GrandCentral for about 2 years.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    That's one way to do it. You can also set individual contacts to behave like your "douchebag" group.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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  14. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    nope...I just checked it out with my wife. Works fine.

    Your solution would work in case you want to add other douchebags to the list.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    I signed up for GrandCentral in December. I finally got the invite earlier this week.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    I use it for just the purpose you posted. Whenever I have to give a phone number to a place that requires it (and will probably sell it to telemarketers), I give them the GrandCentral number.
    All my GC calls go to a pre-recorded spam message :D
     
  17. Jul 16, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Is this a free service by Google?

    So they give you a new number that you have to give out to people...then you no longer use your other numbers?
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    It is free.

    You've got it.

    Here's how I'm using it...my wife works in a hospital and can't call long distance or use a cell phone. I work in a different area code, so she is always calling my cell phone from the hospital phones. Now I have set it up so that she calls the google voice number, it forwards to my office number. Now I don't have to worry about using my minutes.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    I have one and love it. I mainly give it out to people i don't want calling me all the time.
     
  20. Jul 25, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    One thing I hate, there is no way to block my caller Id when I call someone using google voice.

    The other day I had to call my boss and I wanted to use google voice from home (long distance number) but I don't want my boss to know my google voice number. There is no way to block the caller Id. *67 does not work...
     
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