In search for better alternatives for landline and cell phones, people came up with VoIP technology. This way voice, and what is even more amazing – video calls, can be made using the internet connection and minimum software and equipment. Skype, Magic Jack, Vonage, Google Voice, and other, less popular VoIP service providers, have long ago proved to be more efficient in terms of expenditures and comfort of use.
However, neither of then was still perfect. You either had to block your landline connection and get a completely new number (Magic Jack). Another common inconvenience was caused by the imperfectness of the voice mail, which either comes attached to the email massages, or is pending in your voice mail box, is deleted automatically after being listened to or expires within some period of time.
Google finally took some steps forward in improving the quality of communication means. Google Voice has offered new features which everyone will definitely appreciate. Improvements were made to the voice mail, equipment diversity, blocking options, mobile app, to mention the brightest ones.
For example, with the improved voice mail features, you can get your voice mail message transcribed, replayed, and saved for you and then answer in the form of a message for free.
In case you have a landline phone, a cell phone and a VoIP, you can get a Google voice number to ring all of them at the same time to make sure that you get the phone call.
These are very basic descriptions of what Google Voice has to impress you with. But you are welcome to explore more!