Boston, MA (PressExposure) November 06, 2009 -- A famous pioneer in web technology, creating the most popular search website in use today, Google stands at the forefront of companies that are pushing everything into the developing arena of the internet.
With some of the most brilliant minds at work under their roof, the services coming from their creativity have essentially changed how we communicate with each other. From Gmail to Google Wave, to competition that desperately plays "catch up," proof of this company's forward-thinking innovation abounds.
One of their more interesting services is Google Voice, a telecommunications wonder that extends users a single phone number from Google, which any calls to your actual phone - or, if you so choose, multiple phones will be transferred.
How it works :
â¢ User creates ( presuming it's not taken ) a new phone number or selects one from a pool of numbers made available by Google. â¢ Once the Google Voice number has been selected, inbound calls to that number will be forwarded to the assigned phones.
As an example, take the following scenario as testament to the convenience afforded by Google Voice :
While in the kitchen fixing dinner, you're waiting for a call from your brother about your sister-in-law's pregnancy, knowing that she's's due any minute. Your cell phone, which is your primary means of communication, is upstairs. Yet, your home is also outfitted with a land line, with one phone located merely a foot away from the kitchen counter. Without knowing if you're home or not, your brother excitedly dials your Google Voice number, leading to his call being forward to each phone assigned to it - including your land line.
With configuration requiring just a few steps, use of this service is that easy, gathering our disparate modes of telecommunication under the umbrella of Google Voice.
Additional features include :
â¢ Voicemail â¢ Call History â¢ Conference Calling â¢ Call Blocking â¢ Voice transcription ( translating your voice mail into SMS messages ) â¢ Call transitioning, which lets you migrate from one telephone to next in the middle of a call.
Google now permits you to use your existing phone number with Google Voice, a feature that was only just announced. Your current number may be employed together with a new Google Voice number. For those of you who are interested by taking advantage of this service, you can request an invitation today.
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