Google Opens Voice to Everyone
Jun 22, 2010, 12:09 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Google today announced that Google Voice is now free and available to anyone interested in using it. Before today, users were required to request an invitation to use the service. Google Voice is a call-forwarding service that lets people use one phone number to ring other lines. It offers voicemail transcription, personalize greetings, SMS, call screening, and conference calling. It is available both online and on select mobile handsets, such as the Android platform.
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So what is Google trying to do...?
My wonder is where is Google going with all of this. They offer so many free services and I've always wondered what the ultimate goal is? Does Google want to be our one-stop-shop for everything technology or are they just trying to make the world an easier place to navigate? At some point, doesn't cost have to come into the equation? I just don't know how this FREE stuff can continue...especially with phone companies not exactly liking Google Voice in general...
The more people who use google for their search engine, the higher rates google can charge for advertising space within search results and soon mobile ad...