Google announced yesterday that it would continue to offer free domestic calls from Gmail through next year inside the US and Canada.
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If you give out your Google Voice number to a lot of people, call screening might just annoy a lot of people. It’s easy to disable, and if you can live without it you’ll save callers some grief and save yourself from their complaints about it.
After just a year’s run, Yap Voicemail service is on the block. Yap is the Google Voice-like voicemail-to-text service for Android and iPhone. And it’s headed out the door. I’m disappointed. I wrote a review of it five months ago and the service is still humming. So far, Yap hasn’t announced the reason for its [...]
Whether you have an evil step-mother, a crazy ex, or an annoying company trying to sell or collect something from you, wouldn’t it be nice to proactively prevent them from calling? Most people know that Google Voice allows you to block phone numbers once they’ve called you. What is lesser known, is that you can [...]
Everyone knows that Google Voice lets you have one number that will ring all of your phones, transcribe voicemails, and email your SMS to you. But what else can it do? There was certainly a lot of hype surrounding the service when it was known as Grand Central, and then later while in beta. Now [...]
Good news, everybody! If you ported your number to Google Voice or integrated your Sprint account with Google Voice, you get to keep your old phone number after all. Previously, Google Voice users had a single number associated with their Google Voice accounts. Wiring Google Voice together with your actual phone involved a mildly complicated [...]
In March, Google announced that they partnered up with Sprint to further integrate Google Voice into your everyday phone use. Now, over a month later, the integration is live and rolling out availability across the U.S. This means if you have a Sprint phone, you can directly hook into your Google Voice account without using [...]
Do you use voicemail transcription on your Android phone? Does your carrier provide this service free of charge? If you answered “no” to either of those questions, then Yap might be just what you need. Yap is a free voicemail-to-text transcription app that runs on almost any Android phone and seems to be a lot [...]
So once again, I’m on the road for a few days flying down to Dallas and I just realized something. Using Google’s Gmail VOIP service / aka Google Voice and the GoGo WiFi network, I can make free Phone calls from an Airplane 35000 feet up! In fact, I just did! Using my iPhone Headset, [...]
Breaking news! Google just released the ability to port your existing number to a Google Voice number / account. Previously, you had to get a new phone number to use with Google Voice, which was a significant inconvenience, since you had to ask all your relatives, co-workers and stalkers to update your contact information. But [...]
If you’ve been a groovyReader for any length of time, you know were big fans of Google Voice here at groovyPost especially since they integrated it into Google Talk and Gmail. Anyway, I’m happy to report that Google will continue to offer free Google Voice calls to the US and Canada throughout 2011.
When the official Google Voice app was released for the iPhone it was also met with waves of angry iPod and iPad users that were blocked from downloading it. Now Google has finished developing an iPod and iPad compliant version, and it just hit the app store yesterday. Finally, Google Voice users on the iPod [...]
If you read my earlier post lamenting the onslaught of random callers with the wrong number dialing me on my iPhone, you’ll already know that the methods for blocking calls with the iPhone for free are only semi-satisfying at best. This is yet another reason why you should seriously switch to Google Voice, especially now [...]
As a rule, I try never to call anything a “killer”—but with join.me, I’m making an exception. Join.me is way, way easier than GoToMeeting, Webex, Glance.net and other competitors, not to mention way free-er, as well. grooveDexter laid out that case in his post Join.Me Review – The Best Desktop Sharing and Remote Assistance Tool [...]