Telephony or communication service developed by Google LLC in 2009 for platforms like web, Android and iOS in order to offer services like voicemail, call forwarding, voice and text messaging in countries like United States and Canada is known as Google Voice. It is also helpful in U.S. and international call termination especially for Google account holders. The service works great as offering rings to multiple phones plus having plenty of features that sounds interesting and useful for many.
It is free and doesn’t cost a penny for sign up and to get started but before choosing out the service one should know why do it and whether it is good for you. It is handy and free that basically lets you make phone calls and get voicemail through internet from a selected special phone number that is seen by receiver other than your real number making all the services quick and easy. We can say from simple navigation to time-saving features like voicemail transcription, Google Voice makes it easier than ever to manage and organize all of your conversations.
It was rebranded from the already available service named GrandCentral which was founded by Craig Walker and Vincemt Paquet in 2005. Google acquired the venture in 2007 and with managing out the technology they launched Google Voice on 11th March, 2009 by keeping out the original technology with new features.
How to set up service on phone?
The availability of service is easy by the activation and downloading the app of Google Voice from app store. Next step makes you to just put on your details and make the sign up process connected with your Google account. Further tap the search option in order to select out the phone number to be in use, it can be searched by city in which you want it to be processed. Make a confirmation for the number selected and link out the device to Google Voice screen by tapping next. Then enter your phone number and add the verification code. After verification one is ready to use the service.
What it offers in features?
It helps one to take control of their communication as forward calls and messages to any of your devices and spam are filtered automatically. It keeps the security on top by allowing you to decide who can reach you and how. As it is free but features add it to best technology provider with text, call and check voicemail all from one app. It works on all of your devices making out stay connected and communicates how you want.
Does it cost for service in other countries?
It is almost free for domestic and outbound calls in countries like United States and Canada but put some charges costing $0.01 per minute from elsewhere. You can also port your number at the cost of one-time fee of $20 and can make a change in given number with $10. The user numbers are increasing day by day quoting around 3.5 million in 2013. In around world, the termination service catches up the hold just through the integration with Google Hangouts. It also offers some limitations that include limited domestic SMS, no emergency calling, limited international texting and VoIP services and no allow to third party devices.
In the end it is a service that makes you the boss of your own communication and enhancing your confidence in maintaining out privacy by using the Google number as a mask for protection.