Google Voice – Almost perfect
We all use Google to search or create a Gmail account, but I wonder how much average Internet users know about all the other awesome Google services. Have you ever noticed more links at the top of the screen when you signed in to your Google or Gmail account? In fact, there are many more when you read this more, including Google Docs, YouTube (believe it or not, this is a Google service, although for some reason they have a Google video that seems redundant), Picasa for images, web services -Masters and some others. The expanded list includes Google Voice, a service by invitation only, which is currently in beta and serves as a virtual folder for your mobile or residential phone. Each user with a Google Voice account can invite up to 3 people to join, but you can also request an invitation from Google. I waited 3 days before the invitation was sent, but in the end, I received it, and this changed the way I used my mobile phone.
How it works?
In essence, Google Voice gives you a phone number that you can select according to the area code. When someone calls this number, their call is redirected to the number that says Voice to send incoming calls. If you have more than one phone, you can send a call to all your phones at the same time. You can also automatically send certain numbers to voice mail or say that you do not accept calls and that each call goes to voicemail.
The good news is that most people can at least check their email, and the use of Google Voice is very similar. All text messages sent to your Google Voice number are saved in the usual chat format. This allows you to send text messages on your computer for free or send text messages from your smartphone using only your data plan, and you do not need to pay extra for a data plan with your mobile operator.