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Google Voice Can Now Interact With Voicemails From Your Current Cell Phone Number

By Chris Scott Barr

Google is one of those companies that seems to always be working on something awesome. I’m a huge fan of Google Voice, as it really simplifies my life. Well if you’re one of the lucky people that have gotten into the beta, they have added yet a new feature. You can now have Google handle the voicemails from your personal cell phone number.

Despite the fact that I have a Google Voice number, people still call my actual cell phone number. This means that I have two different places to check my voicemail. Now Google can actually take control of your voicemail, and adding all of the same great features that you get on your Google Voice account. Things like custom greetings based on who’s calling and transcribed voicemails make it worth while. Now if I could just get a real Google Voice app on the iPhone (I’m looking at you Apple) it would be perfect.

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  • mcman

    I already have this with Lingo.

  • chaosoldier

    Visual Voicemail with a spin.

  • charliehorse43

    Sounds alright. I just need to get google voice.

  • Phlow

    Now i can finally use my google voice account! It's been sitting dormant since June.

    BTW: the transcriptions are so bad they're hilarious. example I got today: “hey pizza 2. barker, you probably talk goes. thanks calling.

    I guess its a start right? I remember when itunes first came out with genius, it worked very poorly, but as it was used more it began to work better, and now it recognizes my entire library. Maybe the same thing will happen with gvoice?

  • dubzilla

    An App would be awesome. sometimes the transcriptions are way off.

  • dubzilla

    An App would be awesome. sometimes the transcriptions are way off.