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    Any Google Voice Users Here?

    I just activated my account for Google Voice. I was invited awhile back and hung on to the invite. Got bored today so I finally picked a phone number and connected the account to my work phone for the moment.

    Anyway, anyone here use this service? I am not sure how beneficial it is. Would enjoy hearing anyone's thoughts or experiences with Google Voice if anyone uses it.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    And if you have an invite, PM me.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    And if you have an invite, PM me.
    I will look for one...and if I find an invite you will be first to get one!



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    And if you have an invite, PM me.
    I have 3 invites. First 3 that PM me get one. (wish I could charge CF credits)



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    I just activated my account for Google Voice. I was invited awhile back and hung on to the invite. Got bored today so I finally picked a phone number and connected the account to my work phone for the moment.

    Anyway, anyone here use this service? I am not sure how beneficial it is. Would enjoy hearing anyone's thoughts or experiences with Google Voice if anyone uses it.
    I have an account but rarely use it. They didn't have a local area code for me when I signed up so I just created one where my Mom lives so she could call me without long distance charges. That's pretty much the only thing I use it for.

    EDIT: Just checked and they still don't have a local area code for me:(



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    i activated months ago and have found no use for it as well



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I have an account but rarely use it. They didn't have a local area code for me when I signed up so I just created one where my Mom lives so she could call me without long distance charges. That's pretty much the only thing I use it for.

    EDIT: Just checked and they still don't have a local area code for me:(
    For a long time they didn't have Cedar Rapids area numbers but now they opened a bunch of them so I figured I would finally sign up.

    Where does it notify you if you have invites to send out?



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    For a long time they didn't have Cedar Rapids area numbers but now they opened a bunch of them so I figured I would finally sign up.

    Where does it notify you if you have invites to send out?
    On the left under your credits there would be a link that says "Invite a friend (x left)".



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    I have an account and use it frequently. Even though I don't route my calls there it now acts as my primary voicemail and call log. Best thing (in my opinion) is that it transcribes each voicemail in under 10 seconds and sends me an email with the transcript. Awesome.

    I have two invites, so PM me if you want one.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    No invite needed anymore.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    On the left under your credits there would be a link that says "Invite a friend (x left)".
    Thanks! I must not have earned any invites to send out.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

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    No invite needed anymore.
    OK...cool! Thanks...I have been looking for them...

    I am not sure I want to give a new number to people who need/want to call me so maybe I will just use this with a couple of friends first to test it out?



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

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    OK...cool! Thanks...I have been looking for them...

    I am not sure I want to give a new number to people who need/want to call me so maybe I will just use this with a couple of friends first to test it out?
    I think he meant someone sent him one. You still need one to sign up, I think.



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I think he meant someone sent him one. You still need one to sign up, I think.
    Duh...still early in the morning I guess! Not very smart today!



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    Re: Any Google Voice Users Here?

    I've used it for a while now and I like it a lot. Here is how I use it:


    I've registered 3 phones with it. I have my work phone, my home phone, and my wife's cell phone.

    I have it set-up something like this.

    If a person is calling from a number that I don't have in my contact list then it goes to my home phone number.
    If someone from work is calling (they all come in from the same #) it goes to my work phone
    If my mother-in-law calls it goes straight to my wife's cell phone :)

    I also have it set-up to be my home voice mail. It does a pretty good job of converting speech to text and when it doesn't I can still listen to it via the email that it sends me.



    Some other things I like.
    Caller ID
    Call Screening-It will make the person say their name if they are not on my contact list
    Call Recording-I can just hit a button on the phone and it will record the conversation
    It can ring multiple phones at once
    You can send SMS
    Keeps a list of all calls (Missed, Recieved, Placed)
    It's free




    BTW-My home phone number is VOIP via OOMA.


    The other big thing that I failed to mention is number portability. I can give this one number that I never change and use it for my cell or home phones regardless whether I change.


    Last edited by dmclone; 05-19-2010 at 09:33 AM.

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