Google Voice — the new-age telephony thingy that lets you attach a single phone number to multiple phones, turn your voice mails into emails, and thumb your nose at AT&T — is now available to everyone in the US.
Google Voice, previously available only by personal invitation, provides you with a single number to centralize all the phones in your life. Your Google Voice number can ring multiple phones — either all at the same time or individually, depending upon your preferences. Google Voice also includes Web-based voicemail with instant text transcription, the option to set personalized greetings for different callers, and the ability to send and receive unlimited text messages. And best of all, it’s completely free.
Google Voice was originally built by GrandCentral Communications, a startup that Mountain View purchased in June 2007. The service lets you set up a single number that will ring all your phones — from your cell phone to your home phone to your office phone. It automatically transcribes your voice mails. And it offers free calls and texts within the US and Canada, as well as low-cost international calls.
Google says that over one million people are currently using the Google Voice. According to Google, Google Voice is the pinnacle of modern human communication.