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Google Voice? (Read 619 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    Sorry for the X-post from FB, but I'm interested in getting a variety of input...

     

    Can someone explain Google Voice to me? F'rinstance, we have a cell phone that uses the ported # that was previously our home land line. Checking VM on it is kind of a pain and I have been known to miss important calls if I don't check it frequently. We still get a lot of calls that that are Do Not Call Regristry no-nos, so I've come to ignore it when it rings...and a few times it's been legitimate calls from DS's school (I really need to set up a ringtone just for those #s, I suppose).  Am I likely to find Google Voice useful?

    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      Sorry for the X-post from FB, but I'm interested in getting a variety of input...

       

      Can someone explain Google Voice to me? F'rinstance, we have a cell phone that uses the ported # that was previously our home land line. Checking VM on it is kind of a pain and I have been known to miss important calls if I don't check it frequently. We still get a lot of calls that that are Do Not Call Regristry no-nos, so I've come to ignore it when it rings...and a few times it's been legitimate calls from DS's school (I really need to set up a ringtone just for those #s, I suppose).  Am I likely to find Google Voice useful?

       LOVE google voice! Love that the number can ring pretty much every number you have (Ken has like 4 ) Wish he wasn't busy cause I'm sure he could explain it all to you very easily. I'm not good at that. 

       

       

      You can set it up when it up so that certain calls ring house and cell. Certain calls to just ring cell, etc etc. Oh and dd uses it so that she can instant message on her itouch which we can monitor if we feel the need to. She uses the message thing more to let us know if she's going to be late etc.

       

       

      MTA: I don't have a google voice number but dh and dd do. 

      Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson

        I use Google Voice.

        But, I use Google Voice for free / cheap international calls.

        For US calls, I don't use Google Voice.

        But, when my Canadian family calls me, it's kind of nice to get the voice mails in text message (voice to text conversion), allowing me to have a good record of the call (without me needing to actually listen to the voicemail).  I bet that might be helpful for you to prevent yourself from receiving messages that get ignored.

         

        Brian

         

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        2014 Goals:

        #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

        #2: 365 Hours training

         


        Needs more cowbell!

           

          But, when my Canadian family calls me, it's kind of nice to get the voice mails in text message (voice to text conversion), allowing me to have a good record of the call (without me needing to actually listen to the voicemail).  I bet that might be helpful for you to prevent yourself from receiving messages that get ignored.

           

          Brian

           

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          Yes, this is exactly what I'm thinking.  And the ability to see it from my primary cell, too, I'd assume.  It looks like I can have anyone already in my Google contacts set to ring whatever phone I wish, then have the junk calls go direct to VM, correct?

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            I like the message to text feature. Often handy, often amusing. I haven't yet taken the plunge to make it my primary number, but it sounds like it would be helpful to you.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


            Needs more cowbell!

              I like the message to text feature. Often handy, often amusing. I haven't yet taken the plunge to make it my primary number, but it sounds like it would be helpful to you.

               

              It looks like now a person can use an existing #...I know when it first came out you had to get a new # from Google, which is why I wrote it off back then.

              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                often amusing.

                 

                from my sister in law recently... (text message I received thanks to Google Voice)...

                 

                "Hey Babe, It's Michelle, which I think it's called. We should be interesting, give us a call back. Bye."

                ...

                supposed to be (based on audio review)...

                "Hey Brian, it's Michelle, I saw that you called.  We should be in for the rest of the night.  Give us a call back.  Bye."

                 

                I knew the call and the message was from my brother and sister in laws home number.  For a couple minutes, I was wondering what was going on in their house and who she was trying to call.  Until I listened to the voicemail.

                2014 Goals:

                #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                #2: 365 Hours training

                 


                Needs more cowbell!

                  Funny...like playing telephone!

                  Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    or like playing Siri

                      We use it for cheap international calls from cell phones. Good service.


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        or like playing Siri

                         

                        Playing with Siri has been a great source of hilarity in our house.

                        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          We use it for cheap international calls from cell phones. Good service.

                           

                          That is really cool. Ooh, there is at least one Scottish RAer that I would love to talk to.

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Hawt and sexy

                            I use Google voice to find my cell in the house when I lose it. Don't laugh too hard, it works.

                            I'm touching your pants.

                              I use Google voice to find my cell in the house when I lose it. Don't laugh too hard, it works.

                               

                              Ingenious! (Hey Will!)

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                              Needs more cowbell!

                                I use Google voice to find my cell in the house when I lose it. Don't laugh too hard, it works.

                                 

                                That's it, I'm sold! Just wish it could find my keys...

                                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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