Google has opened its Google Voice telecommunications
service to anyone in the United States interested in using
a single telephone number for all of their phones.
Over a year ago, Google released an early preview of Google
Voice, a web-based platform for managing communications.
The company introduced one number to ring a users' phones,
voicemail that works like email, free calls and text
messages to the U.S. and Canada, low-priced international
calls and more. However, users had to request and receive
an invitation to try it out.
Today, Google open up Google Voice to the public, no
Along with letting users have one phone number that rings
at all of their telephones, the service converts voice mail
or text messages into email and allows for toll-free calls
to the United States and Canada.
Google promised "less annoyances and more awesomeness --
People in the United States can sign up for the service
online at google.com/voice.
Google promises that the service works "no matter what kind
of phone you have or which carrier you use."
Last year, Google also introduced a mobile web app, an
integrated voicemail player in Gmail, the ability to use
Google Voice with an existing number and more. Over a
million of users are now actively using Google Voice,