Google’s now inviting all military personnel (must have a .mil email address, be in the US and have a US phone number) to apply for a Google Voice account. They’re promising approval within a day or two. The popular Google Voice service is free and provides a replacement phone number for subscribers to distribute to [...]
So, you have a Google Voice account and an iPhone, but don’t have any of the native applications (GV Mobile, VoiceCentral) because Apple pulled them from the App Store before you downloaded them? While there are other options out there, such as running GV Mobile on a jailbroken iPhone, there is another option that may [...]
No surprise here, but Apple just announced that Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, is resigning from Apple’s Board. This is a major turn around from back when Schmidt said he had no intention of resigning. Then again, a good deal has happened since May that seems to be putting the two companies at odds with [...]
Maybe just maybe the government does get some things right after all. The FCC announced today that they are launching an inquiry into AT&T and Apple over the rejection of Google Inc’s voice application for the iPhone. Apparently this request is part of a broader inquiry by the FCC into exclusive deals between cell phone [...]
As we all know by now Apple recently yanked all Google Voice applications from their App Store. These programs made using the iPhone in conjunction with a Google Voice account much simpler. While people have been arguing over who is to blame for the sudden yanking – the Palm Pre development community has been working [...]
Now that Google Voice invites are going out at a good clip (heck even DOUG has one now!) the real question is, How do you use it to get maximum benefit? We have a few suggestions and we’ll start off with this one for iPhone users… get VoiceCentral! It is amazing. Here’s why…
Users of Google Voice with an Android or BlackBerry phone will be able to download a free Google application to seamlessly route their incoming and outgoing calls. Google Voice is a free phone service presently in a closed beta test. The concept behind Google Voice is brilliant. You are assigned one phone number which can [...]
When I first got a Grand Central (now Google Voice) account the choice of phone numbers was somewhat limited. The result was that I had to get a number with an area code that was…. well, out of my area. In fact, it was such a jumble of numbers that it was almost impossible to [...]
As expected Google is moving forward with its rollout of Google Voice. Wayne just pinged me with this news from the Google Blog… Google Voice rolling out new invites Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:51 AM In March of this year we announced the launch of Google Voice for existing GrandCentral users. Google Voice helps you [...]
New iPhones are reaching customers throughout the world today. People are excitedly opening the boxes, putting away their old iPhone’s (or dropping them on the ground) and hurrying to set up activate their “Zippier” phones. Unfortunately, it’s “déjà vu all over again” as many, including myself, are having problems activating the darn things.
Google Voice is amazing! Through its integrated voice mail transcription, ability to assign unique messages to various groups, to its control of ringing multiple phone numbers at one time, it has already begun to transform the way I use my phone. It has also been a source of frustration for many since it has only [...]
After using Google Voice on and off for the past few weeks and the new GV Mobile App on my iPhone for the last day, I’m pretty much ready to make the move to Google Voice full-time. There are a few reasons for this and the quality and speed of the iPhone app is one [...]
Just yesterday Dan introduced you to GVdialer for iPhone. For those of you who are using a BlackBerry , here’s a version of GVdialer that integrates your device with Google Voice. Most impressive about GVdialer is that you can have it automatically intercept any type of outbound call whether it’s dialed from the keypad, phone [...]
To be fair, I guess Grandcentral ,when they advertised “one number for life”, didn’t specify whose life. After waiting impatiently nearly two weeks for my Grandcentral account to upgrade to Google Voice – I was a bit surprised to wake up to an email advising me that if I wanted to keep my old Grandcentral [...]
I have three questions about Google Voice that nobody’s asked yet. Sure, there’s lots of fawning over the concept and twittering about “hurry up and convert my GrandCentral account to Google Voice”. Has anyone stopped to consider what they’re about to enter into by using Google Voice as their primary phone number?