Google voice in India
Update: Google announced Google voice registration is open for US.
Finally Google announced beta release of Google voice. The service is old GrandCentral, which google accursed in July of 2007. Google voice will have new features other than what GrandCentral was having. And now, the service is available for existing GC customers only. But soon, everyone will be able to access this service. You can submit your email address so that you will get alert when the service is open for public.
Using this service, you can archive all your text messages and ofcource search :). Also you can make international calls cheaper. Screen calling ( announce and screen callers ), Listen in (listen before taking a call), Block calls, SMS, Place call ( all US calls are said to be free !), Taking call ( you can take all your numbers with one phone), Phone routing and Forwarding phone are the main features of Google number.
Voice mail features are countless. They include Voicemail transcripts where you can read what your voice message says. You can check voice messages from your mobile or online. You will get alerted by email or SMS when ever you receive a voice mail. And as most US phones, you can customize your welcome message. But here, you can customize voice message for each contact.
The special features of Voice includes conference calls, call recording, call switching, mobile site ( where you can check your inbox from mobile ) and GOOG-441 directory services. You can manage your contacts by adding groups which is now available in almost all Nokia phones.
You can see demo videos of all these features on Google Voice features page. Google already opened Google voice blog also at the same time where you can get updates on Google Voice. At present, there is only a post welcoming current GC customers and telling them how to move to Google voice.
Google voice in India ?
Hmm well, I’m too waiting for it. Hope guys at Google will do it soon. Vodafone and Airtel might think of it now itself.
Skype ?! 🙂
After one year, people may talk ” There was a fast messenger and calling service which always helped us to be connected. We miss that white ‘S’ in blue clouds.
Does Google Voice works in CANADA? and is it free to call india from google voice?
Is it really forward call to India for free?If so its great!I will must give a try.
Yes, you can set call forward to gTalk. If you are online, you can receive the call or it will be in your voicemail. 🙂
Where can I get a free usa number forwording India?
You can use iCall to setup a free US incoming number and thus verify Google Voice account using it.
iCall is not free at all!
go for ring2skype for generating free US no for verification.
Google voice has now an integrated experience! I love it!
The Google Voice is best. I have received Google Voice Invitation, but it requires an USA number, which I don’t have. I have used US proxy to get google voice invitation. Where to get free US forwarding number? When I entered Gizmo SIP number, the website said that “User must have one physical phone.” Please help me.
I love Google Voice. There SMS feature truly got me into it. I am able to send out free text messages to Bangladesh, India, and USA. It saves me good money on my texting plan from Verizon Wireless because I can use that to send now. I think Google always does a solid job of giving users what they require and need. I have found in the future they are incorporating Voice with the Android. Plus they bought a new VoIP company which they will mix with the other two to give some quality features. I need to get me a Androind now haha.