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Google Voice

joeybuschette

Jun 29, 2010, 11:48 AM
What excatly does Google Voice do and how does it work? Also does it cost anything?
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Dread_99

Jun 29, 2010, 1:46 PM
Google voice is free. It gives you another phone number to use on your phone (like a free 2nd line). I use my Google voice as my personal number and my real phone number as my work. You can send text msgs from your Google Voice number, block specific people from calling, transcribe your voicemail, record your calls, voicemails that are recorded in Google voice can be saved as MP3, ect.
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Dread_99

Jun 29, 2010, 1:48 PM
Also you can forward you calls from your Google voice to any phone - it can go to your landline, your cell phone or your buddies cell phone for example. This way you have one number for multiple lines (and you don't have to give out your real numbers lol).
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joeybuschette

Jun 29, 2010, 3:06 PM
So it dosen't charge anything like per minute or anything either?
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Dread_99

Jun 29, 2010, 4:41 PM
Google would only charge you if you made international calls.
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 12:44 PM
So I basically have a second phone number so I can use that if I have like a business and get all my calls on that line
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 1:23 PM
Exactly and it can go with you for whatever phone or company you use.
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 3:48 PM
Now I just need to figure out why I need another number Confused
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 4:24 PM
You could use it to mess with people.... lol jk
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 9:16 AM
Perfect. I'll mess with my mom and dad. And a few other people I know. You can use the phone book from the phone you have right? Twisted Evil
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 1:37 PM
Correct. When calling you can have it ask which number you want to use (or use the built in widget to switch between). For txt msging, send the msg from Google voice application or send from regular txt msg to use normal number.
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 1:48 PM
Oh so much fun! Can you choose the number or does it get picked for you? Do you of any apps that let you call someone from your phone and it shows up as a fake number on their phone? Twisted Evil
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 1:50 PM
joeybuschette said:
Oh so much fun! Can you choose the number or does it get picked for you? Do you of any apps that let you call someone from your phone and it shows up as a fake number on their phone? Twisted Evil


It doesn't really let you pick specifically - you can pick a general area than have a number assigned.

I just switched from Blackberry and on that phone I had bluff my call. I haven't yet checked for Android but definitely will Laughing
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 1:51 PM
I am so mean!! This is to much fun
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 1:53 PM
Lol I did have a lot of fun using Google voice and Bluff my call Laughing
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 2:07 PM
What did you do excatly? I need some ideas
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 2:37 PM
First I would use bluff my call and have it display an obvious fake number (ie 555-555-5555). Usually they wouldn't answer and if they did I would promptly hang up. Then I would use Google voice and txt them like how come you didn't answer my call baby? Laughing or something to that equivalent. This usually confuses them - thinking an obviously impossible number to have is calling them then a strange number is txting - good times haha.

Its even funnier to do this to someone who is in the room cuz then you get to see their reaction first hand Laughing and you can make comments about what they're wearing lol
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 2:41 PM
Also with bluff my call; call someone and have it display someone elses caller ID they know.

For example: I called my sister (who wasn't in the room) using my roommates caller ID then hungup b4 she answered. Then I would call that roommate (who was in the room) showing my sister's number and hangup. Then they would both call each other back and argue (you called me what do you want? No, you called me!) Laughing

I would just sit back and try not to laugh.
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 3:05 PM
I LOVE IT!! I have to find that program!! That is awesome!! Twisted Evil I am such a sick bastard!!
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 2:48 PM
I have just confirmed it is available in the Android market Smile
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 3:05 PM
Does it cost and how do I find it?
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 3:14 PM
I did a search for Bluff Call and found it. Its a free app download. Free feature is 2 mins per call (that's all I ever need).

I just downloaded it Very Happy
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 3:18 PM
I'm looking for it now. I'll let you know as soon as I find it Twisted Evil
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 3:22 PM
Nice!
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joeybuschette

Jul 3, 2010, 8:38 AM
I found it but I haven't made any calls on it yet. I'm going to try calling my friend later and see what happens. This will be a lot of fun!
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Dread_99

Jul 5, 2010, 10:35 AM
It definitely works as promised lol. Free version gives you two minutes (after listening to an ad). I noticed it lets you change your voice on the free one too (blackberry version wouldn't unless I paid).
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joeybuschette

Jul 5, 2010, 10:43 AM
My wife and I have come up with some really weird things to do with it. We called my mom from her favorite restruant and told her we missed her since she hasn't been in awhile and she was freaked out. She came over the next day and told us all about it so I called her from the number again and showed her it was me. She thought it was awesome!
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Dread_99

Jul 5, 2010, 11:20 AM
Laughing nice!
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