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Google Voice Lite Lets Users Keep Their Phone Number

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Oct 27, 2009, 7:24 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google recently announced that its Google Voice service now permits people to use an existing phone number in a "Lite" version of the web-based call forwarding service. New users will have a choice during sign up to keep their existing number or select a number provided by Google. The Lite version loses some features, but keeps Google's voicemail service. Voicemails are also transcribed into text messages and emails that can be send to a phone. The service is free, but requires in invitation. Invitations can be requested directly from Google.

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DoubleHelix

Oct 28, 2009, 8:45 PM

Did it!

I have a regular Google Voice account but wanted to try this so:

I sent myself an invitation to open up a new account and did that. Then I activated call forwarding no answer to my new Google Voice number. What's nice about it is that it sends me a transcript and wav file of the message to my Blackberry so I don't have to call in to gt my messages.
So far so good - Plus, I like the "Google saves everything" aspect of the new Voice mail.

If I want to revert to my Verizon wireless Voicemail, I just dial *73 to cancel the forwarding.

Pretty neat if you ask me.
I'm going to have them remove my Basic Voice Mail feature and go simple Google Voice.
 
 
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