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    Let Google Voice Handle Voicemail For Your Phone


    I have recently become a fan of Google Voice but one thing holding many people back is having to use a different phone number. This is something Google has been working on and today have introduced number portability for Google Voice. That's right, now you can get Google Voice with your existing phone number.

    With Google Voice using your existing number you get all of the following features:

    • Online, searchable voicemail
    • Free automated voicemail transcription
    • Custom voicemail greetings for different callers
    • Email and SMS notifications
    • Low-priced international calling

    Though you don't get all of the same features as you would using a Google Voice number, the features listed above still make it worth using. Especially if you are like me and spend a good portion of your day on the computer. Personally, having the ability to listen search and listen to voicemail, and send or receive SMS messages online is preferred over actually using my phone.

    This really does make getting started and accustomed to Google Voice easy. To get Google Voice you can either request an invitation (usually only takes a week or so), or if you already know someone with Google Voice, ask them for an invitation.
    Last edited by sunkast; 10-27-2009 at 11:17 AM.




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    Does google voice cost anything? I like youmail but up for a switch if this is free and better

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    Very nice! I just setup my phone's voicemail and did some tests. I love it. This was the one thing I hated about G Voice. Now I have this setup as my VM and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2kool View Post
    Does google voice cost anything? I like youmail but up for a switch if this is free and better
    It's free.

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    It suck Canada Does not have it yet!!!

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    I've been using GVoice for months now, and everyday I enjoy it more. With the announcement that my mobile number can be answered by GVoice makes this icing on the cake!

    YouMail... sorry, it wasn't meant to be...

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    Anyone having difficulty getting messages to load on the mobile app? I get a decent amount of, "Loading messages failed."

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    Seems to be working for me.

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    You know what I'm wondering is if I can sign up and use my existing number, but later on if I decide I want the other features, if you can get a Google Voice number. Or are you stuck with the lower features?

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    can i get an invite from someone i dont wanna wait a week or so thanks dustin
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustin4863 View Post
    can i get an invite from someone i dont wanna wait a week or so thanks dustin
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    Sounds nice cant wait to try just waiting on an invite. I wounder how long it will take to get one from Google?
    Last edited by renegaderon; 10-28-2009 at 02:29 PM.

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    I'm already using a Google Voice number on my account. How on earth do I switch it over to use my own cell number? All I have is an option to change my GV number, and they want to charge me $10

    In other words, I want to do the opposite of what sunkast was asking about doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    I'm already using a Google Voice number on my account. How on earth do I switch it over to use my own cell number? All I have is an option to change my GV number, and they want to charge me $10
    Wondering that myself, and if it can be done vice versa. Changing it from my existing number to a GV number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renegaderon View Post
    Sounds nice cant wait to try just waiting on an invite. I wounder how long it will take to get one from Google?
    sunkast's post on the blog says "a week or so", however, in my case it took so long that I had forgotten i'd requested one. I'm thinking it was at least a month.

    That may be because I requested it a very short time after Grand Central shut down. The only reason I didn't choose to keep using my Grand Central number was it was in the New York City group of area codes, my new GV number is in the 518 area code like the rest of my phone numbers.
    Last edited by Dave12308; 10-28-2009 at 10:21 PM.

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    Tried Google Voice and I find the transcriptions much better with Youmail.
    i also like the Smart greetings feature.

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    i got invited for the mobile app, when i went to download it, it said sorry not available in your country im in America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakaro View Post
    i got invited for the mobile app, when i went to download it, it said sorry not available in your country im in America?

    Got the same message from my BB. Also invite only took a couple days for me.

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    can i get an invite as well david5452@gmail.com thank you in advance

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    I think it is the 5.0 os that is not letting us load it. I know on the BES side, it shows up as vodaphone uk. Just a thought.

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