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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
10 years ago2,845 views

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DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Also on the google voice blog googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2 ...

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Voice Can Now Take Control Of Your Mobile Voicemail" – Tony]

Google Voice is a great way to manage phone hell by giving you a single phone number that automatically rings your mobile, home, work and other phones based on your choice of rules and settings (who’s calling, when, etc.). But people are still stuck with their legacy phone numbers, and moving completely away from them is difficult.

I solved the problem by simply porting my mobile number away from AT&T over to Google Voice, a feature that Google says will be launched more broadly eventually.

Others solve the problem via the Google Voice application on various phones. But even then, if someone calls your old mobile number and leaves a message, you have to deal with it separately.

Not any more. Tonight Google is launching a third option, a new feature that allows mobile users to move their voicemail away from their carrier and over to Google Voice. The benefits: your mobile voicemails go into your Google Voice inbox along with other voicemails and text messages, plus you can create custom greetings for callers and your voicemails are all automatically transcribed

Source: techcrunch.com/2009/10/26/goog ...

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

does any one hav Google Voice Invite can u send me an invite . here's my email bizabh (at) Gmail

/pd [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

yes, but Gvoice so local US Zone only.. so its still localization of carrier networks only. WE in Canada can't activiate GVoice

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

thats very sad :(

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I tried this, and it works pretty well.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Does anybody know *how* it works?

My guess: People can set up call forwarding for their numbers while they're on vacation-- perhaps telcoms also provide forwarding for numbers that get to voicemail. Google finds a certain code that works for specific provider (which is why you have to select your carrier) and then that code enables voicemail forwarding.

but, how does this work for people who are only using Google Voice with a non-Google number? Do they have to choose a Google Number even if they won't use it? The code i had to dial included my Google Number

Or, perhaps they entered a deal with all those companies-- not sure why the hell they'd agree to that though.

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Can Any Body send me an Google Voice Invite plz my id is bizabh (at) Gmail

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

You just posted that in this same thread two hours ago.

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