Given my kids are all in college, or out in the working world, my wife and I decided that after 25 years with the same land-based phone number ... we went cell phone only. Monday morning when I woke up the old familiar dial tone was gone, and the phones around our house were really just archaic art work!
This morning, by happenstance I received an invite to Google Voice ... reminds you of the early days of GMail. I'm a somebody ... Google Voice wants me! (learn about Google voice)
Anyhow, I signed up and activated a phone number (no charge). The service is free in terms of received phone calls and allows me to screen callers. It will even try to translate phone messages into text and send me an email when I receive a new call. Want to try the service? Leave me a message ... I'll try to post some of the better comments here (either in audio or text mode).
- Call my Google Voice Number: 763-445-9155
(you'll get my voice mail by default)
Comment upon any of these items (or pick your own topic):
- Does Google Voice scare you?
- Give an opinion about this blog?
- Do you remember Apollo 11?
- What blog posts would like to see from the Northstar Nerd?
Watch a short video about Google Voice (less than two minutes long). Here also are two screen shots from one of my calls (voice mail notification). Click to view full sized.