When we posted about the Free landline phone (Home phone) using Google Voice we predicted that Google Voice will be free for a few more years. We have heard the news that Google Voice is going to be free for 2012 too. If you are not a user of Google Voice let us get you up to speed first. We have talked at length about the features of Google Voice. To sum them up here is a short list
What can you do using Google voice
- Get a cool number such as 123-4IM-COOL
- Send free text messages to USA and Canada
- Make unlimited free phone calls to USA and Canada
- Cheap calls to international destinations
- Get your voice mails transcribed and emailed to you as text (speech to text conversion is awesome)
- You can screen your calls
If you want to know the details feel free to read these 5 reasons why you should consider Google voice.
What is there for you with Google Voice
Google Voice is not only great by itself there are so many other things that you can do standing on the shoulders of this giant. Here are a few of our picks from all that we have posted over time:
- You can manipulate Google Voice service to get free international text messaging.
- You can hook Google Voice with SipGate to save your phone minutes.
- Use talkatone with Google Voice and make calls over wifi or 3G
- You can make calls right from your Gmail Inbox
- Use it as FREE home phone solution (best way to use Google voice) using Obihai
The news is not official yet…but it is true
Google hasn’t officially announced on Google Voice blog that they are going to offer Google Voice for free in the 2012 but we have confirmed from multiple sources that they have updated their promotions to attract more readers to Google Voice. These promotions mention Free calls and texts for 2012. Here is a screenshot of one such promotion: