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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Google Voice - A challenge to telecom companies???

Google Voice is all set to change the face of communication. This is a free service that uses VoIP calls to interconnect phone numbers.

Google Voice is a google's version of GrandCentral which was acquired by Google in 2007. “One phone number for all your phones, for life" is the basic idea behind GrandCentral. GrandCentral was launched in 2005 but once it was aquired by Google all its operations were suspended. It took a long time for google to relaunch it as Google Voice, ofcourse with a lot more features.

Google Voice was launched in March 2009, and as of now, its in the invite only mode and only introduced in USA. All the previous members of GrandCentral were given an account along with the users queued for Google Voice service.

Users of Google Voice are able to select a single phone number, from various area codes. When a Google Number is called, any phones set by the user will ring. The user can set a particular phone to ring based on the caller, time of the day etc. The user also has the option for voicemail, block calls, call forwarding etc.

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