Posts Tagged ‘Google Voice’

Google Voice — One number for all your phones

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Computer World:

March 12, 2009 (Computerworld) Tired of having colleagues and friends miss you when they call your office while you’re in the car with another phone? Or of having to call into three or four different voice mail systems to get all of your messages?

If you are, well, that’s good news for Google Inc.

The company today announced that it’s previewing a new offering called Google Voice, which is a hosted suite of applications designed to offer a variety of phone-related services. For example, Google voice is designed to provide a single number for your home and office land line phones and various cell phones. It also offers a single message repository for all of the voice mail systems associated with those phones, and it creates transcripts of messages and has the ability to record calls and store them online.

Google Voice: Press ’1′ to invade your privacy

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Computer World:

Lost in all the hooplah about the release of Google Voice is this disturbing fact: The service will give Google enormous amounts of information about the intimate details of your everyday life, including recordings of your voice mail and possibly your phone calls. Combined with what Google already knows about you, it could mean your privacy is at an end.

Google Voice, by all accounts, may be the best tool ever for managing your telephone communications. It routes all of your calls through a single number, and can then ring all of your phones simultaneously. You can manage your voice mail with it, including getting free transcripts of your calls. It includes free voice conferencing, inexpensive overseas calls, and plenty more. You’ll also be able to record and store your calls online.

But all that information about your calls will be routed through Google.