This is going to be great, and apparently it's only a few weeks away. What am I so excited about? Google Voice.
The feature that attracts me the most is the "one number for all phones". That one number can ring my home phone and my cell phone. If I happen to be temporarily somewhere ese, I'll be able to add that phone to the list also. Not only that, but I can say that only certain callers will cause certain phones to ring.
But there's more. Call screening, of course. Listen in on voice mail as it is left. Have voice mail transcribed to text and sent to my email so I have a record (as it's machine translation, there will be mistakes but that's still valuable).
Record calls and store them. Personalize greetings by caller. Switch to another phone after taking a call! And of course free calling to U.S. numbers.
This is the kind of stuff our telephone companies (land and wireless) should have been doing for us already.
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