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 Post subject: Google Voice?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:40 am 
Little Foot
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Anyone using Google Voice? I'm very curious about it, and I finally got an invite. I also see that I can port my cell phone's vm to it.

Will I have the option to revert to my old voicemail if I don't like it? I'm curious about people's experiences w/ google voice. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:49 pm 

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I currently use google voice for my business line. Not sure if this will help but I will point out a few thing that I like and don't like.

Keeps personal calls separate from business calls
Can either display number calling or google voice number (so far this has helped tremendously to keep my minutes down since I just added it to my circle)
Allowed me to get rid of vonage
send sms messages as well as calls
Transcribes voicemails and texts them to me

no good program for my windows mobile phone to use with google voice so I just have to use internet explorer, not the fastest method
No pc phone, like skype (not sure if i would use it but would like the option)
not really accurate with the transcipts

i don't use the google vm on my phone. I hate checking voicemails and since it texts me I just use the google vm.

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:41 am 
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Location: Houston, TX
I like the fact that it can ring both my cell and home phone when I get a call. Also, if I'm on the computer, I can do my texting there instead of with the phone.

All my calls and texts are also logged on the cloud, so I don't lose them with a phone wipe.

One thing I don't like is that the text doesn't come instantly to my phone. The best you can do is set it to refresh every 5 minutes to check for new messages. If you opt to forward it to your cell #, you get them instantly, but I'm not a fan of the workaround.

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