So today I got an email from Google inviting me to use Google Voice.
Welcome to Google Voice! Google Voice gives you a single phone number that rings all your phones, saves your voicemail online, and transcribes your voicemail to text. Other cool features include the ability to listen in on messages while they are being left and the ability to make low cost international calls. To start enjoying Google Voice, just give out your Google Voice number. You can record custom greetings for your favorite callers or block annoying callers by marking them as SPAM. Just click on the settings link at the top of your inbox. We hope you enjoy Google Voice.
I have mine set up but haven't used it yet. Anyone else get an invite?
Some tips they provide: Tip: To answer calls without having to press "1", turn off call presentation Tip: Create groups of contacts to apply the same phone rules to several callers. Tip: Add callers to your address book and Google Voice will read you their name without screening them. Tip: Tag annoying callers as spam and their calls will go straight to voicemail. Tip: Press "2" on your phone while listening to a voicemail to return the call.
Ok, if I don't answer the cellphone, it says I have one missed call. It then rang my home phone (the number I was calling) and I answered it.
A recording said "press 1 to disconnect, press 2 to leave a voicemail". I pressed 2. It then said "are you still there? Press 1 to disconnect, 2 to leave a voicemail". Pressed 2 again. Got a response of "I'm sorry you are having difficulty. Goodbye"
So that sounds like a bug.
This time I'll let it go to voicemail on the home phone.
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