What is Google voice?
Google voice is yet another free program offered by Google. Google voice is a free phone number you can get by simply signing up for an account. This Google voice number is great for businesses.
You get a call, text messages, and voicemail free of charge using Google Voice. The Google Voice free phone number service can be used can use Google Voice phone number service on your smartphones and computers, and your number can be connected to any mobile or fixed number.
Here are Google's descriptions of the Google Voice:
- One number: a single phone number that rings all your phones
- Free SMS: send, receive & store text messages online
- Block calls: send unwanted callers straight to voicemail
- Record calls: record phone calls and store them online
- Conference calls: join several people into a single call
- Screen callers: hear who is calling before you pick up
Why I love Google voice:
I own a small business and don't have a landline at my office. I run my business completely off of my cell phone and employee's cell phones. Google voice gives us the option to have one sole business number. Whenever the google number is called, the call is forwarded to any of the cell phones we choose. We can also manage all voice mails nicely on the Google voice Blackberry application or online at www.google.com/voice. Since we are closed on the weekends, I choose to only have our Google business calls forwarded on weekdays. On the weekends, it goes directly to voicemail.
Voicemail can be checked online at any computer. It includes a great transcription program that will enable you to simply read voicemails if you choose not to listen to them. It actually does a great job. You can also send out SMS text messages from the Google voice number online in mass quantities.
A widget can also be added on your website. Say you want to add a button on the site to enable visitors to call you. Simply grab the code from Google voice and you'll be just a click away from your customers.
Google Voice is another free and amazing program by Google. Google voice is currently available by invite only. However, you can request an invite and will typically get one in about a week or so. Let us know how google voice is helping your business! Pleas post any questions or comments.
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