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Google Voice. woot!

July 28th, 2009

Got invite to closed beta of google voice a week ago. Configured it yesterday. It is kinda fun and really makes the whole telephone thingy easier especially if you have more then one line (cell, home, work, etc).

Things that I find usefull:

  • When someone calls my google voice phone # all registered phones ring at the same time so where ever I am available I will pick up the phone
  • Call (not VoIP like skype or whatever) can be placed right from web browser. GV will call the party and yourself
  • Quality of international calls is very good. Just like Skype
  • Nice web interface for iphone where I can browse my contact list and call via GV
  • Blocking and screening of annoying telemarketers (even though looks like FCC beat down those f@#$ers to death. They dont call lately)

Things that need improvement:

  • International calling rates a little higher then average Calling Card rates
  • When I place an international call over the phone (not using web) it asks me to dial the whole number. Cmon, guys. You have my address book, there are things such as dial shortcuts and fast dial. Make any of these available please

Overall I like GV. And the fact that Apple being a pussy and denied GV iPhone application proves the point that Android is having a better chances at dominating cellphone gadget market sooner or later.

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