Google Voice.....just not feeling it.
There are a couple of nice features, but I'm not that taken with it. Frankly, YouMail and Verizon do pretty well in my case. Maybe I'm missing the uber cool features?
Curious, how does Verizon respond to SMS and in network calls through Google Voice? Additional charges coming? Maybe I just need to spend more time with it, but so far, it's nothing terribly special.
- 07-28-2009, 07:58 AM #2
I use all three.
See, for me, it is not a replacement for YouMail. I use it for the free calls. It saves me a BOATLOAD of money. Don't you have a Friends & Family plan?
When you send an SMS, it is free. If you receive an SMS that is forwarded to your phone, it will take out of your allotment for text based on your text plan. I have mine set to NOT forward texts; GVDialer lets me know when I received a text in GV, and I access the mobile site.
- 07-28-2009, 08:28 AM #5
See, with mergers and moves and stuff, family and friends can very well end up on different networks in the near future. That is one compelling reason for me to gravitate towards a number and system that allows those calls to be free (if the format stays as-is, which is no guarantee anyway).
I do see how Verizon can make it somewhat redundant. On Tmo, I have only 5 Faves, and no default unlimited calling to other Tmo users, so GV is big for me.
Guess everyone has different needs/situations. I'd really been curious about the Google Voice....heck, I'll grab anything Google...but didn't really have a feel for what it could do until I got the invite. Just trying to see if it can improve the day to day BB experience for me. So far....not so much.
- 07-28-2009, 08:33 AM #8
I can understand that... it makes sense.
I use it as my main number now. It is one of my Faves. I use GVdialer to make calls, so it appears on the caller ID of the person I called as my GV number. GVdialer lets me choose between calling "direct" or with Google B too. Again, all these calls are free, since the GV number is a fave. Now, I have reduced my phone bill by almost 40%.
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07-28-2009, 08:34 AM #9
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The value for me is to consolidate my numbers. As it stands, I have 4 phone numbers....home, personal cell, work, and work cell. GV has become my catch-all for all but my home number. In GV, I've created "groups"....friends, family, work, other, etc. I then have GV forward calls from "friends and family" to my personal cell; calls from "work" to my work desk and cell; and all other calls to both cells. I'm still playing with GV and I have not learned all the nuances but so far it has provided some value to me.
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07-28-2009, 09:00 AM #10
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I tend to use it for "Craigslist" and places I dont want my real # given. You can block really simple with it if you pick up someone you dont want to call.
Also for me Ive moved now 4 times since having "Grand Central" GV. Being able to go in and change the settings makes it good for folks just to remember one number that will never change.
I dont think I use it enough, but knowing its a Google program gives me more faith that it will stick around.>~)))*> F2F <*(((~<
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- 07-28-2009, 09:03 AM #11
I think its pretty cool. When I use google dialer on my storm it calls a number that is on my faves. Then it forwards to the number I wanted to call. Therefore not costing me any minutes. The main reason I have it is because I moved to Florida and didn't want to get rid of my number I had for years. Now I can keep it and have a local 407 number.
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