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Google Voice
« on: July 26, 2009, 05:28:17 PM »


Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail as easy as email, and lots of cool calling features.

I recently received my invitation and was wondering how many other have also received theirs ?
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 06:17:54 PM »
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I have just been reading a very interesting article in the MicroMart magazine about Google V Microsoft, and the crux of it was things like this that set Google apart. Basically it is saying MS is trying to retain the Status Quo, Market share and monitoring the competitors . Whilst Google is innovative and looking at how things can be made better (like this) and gain from that as a by product.

I thing they gave the market capitalisation of MS as over $200BN and Google $134BN, not bad since Google has only be around since 1998 and MS seems to have been around forever.
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 11:41:29 PM »
Hi DavidR,
I just clicked on your link to Google Voice.  I don't understand the need for an invite.  It looked like you could use the service as long as you gave them your phone number and joined.  I have a tracfone and a Magic Jack. Does this service do the same thing as they do without charging.   If I got rid of my Magic Jack would it work over the internet just the same with just my tracfone?  It is confusing to me.   ???
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 12:31:04 AM »
Not my link but Bob's link.

In the beginning there was gmail (pun) and you had to be invited to that party too, as primarily until they have the resources to fully support it, then it would be restricted.

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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 01:02:14 AM »
Hi DavidR,
I just clicked on your link to Google Voice.  I don't understand the need for an invite.  It looked like you could use the service as long as you gave them your phone number and joined.  I have a tracfone and a Magic Jack. Does this service do the same thing as they do without charging.   If I got rid of my Magic Jack would it work over the internet just the same with just my tracfone?  It is confusing to me.   ???
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It works only with certain cell phones at present. I use the on-line application as an easy way to send text messages. It is not a replacement for another phone
but a way for you to be reached at any of your phones by having people call you at just one number -- your Google Voice #
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 01:33:05 AM »
Sorry about the mixup Bob.  Thanks for the link. It is a very interesting thing that Google is doing and I may take advantage of it when it becomes available to me.

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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 02:39:29 PM »
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 04:14:47 PM »
Here, you can glance at the relationship between Apple and Google through multi-touch function.  Now with Chrome OS and Android, it's quite obvious what Google is aiming at and Jobs is not known for his generosity.

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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 05:25:55 PM »
It's usually the reaction of some one who is running scared....
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 05:34:44 PM »
It's usually the reaction of some one who is running scared....
So, can the same psychology be applied to this one, too?  ;D

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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 05:46:49 PM »
It's usually the reaction of some one who is running scared....
So, can the same psychology be applied to this one, too?  ;D
Yes! Quite possible.... :)
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 06:03:19 PM »
Then, I value your wise words, bob3160.  ;)  For, so far, Google is successful in keeping things interesting as if they expanded Silicon Valley to the world through the net.

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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 06:14:04 PM »
Fully agree. I'm more than happy to share some of my published stuff with Google in return for all
the free killer apps. :)
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2009, 10:53:00 AM »
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Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store
 
by Jason Kincaid on July 27, 2009 

Earlier today we learned that Apple had begun to pull all Google Voice-enabled applications from the App Store, citing the fact that they “duplicate features that come with the iPhone”. Now comes even worse news: we’ve learned that Apple has blocked Google’s official Google Voice application itself from the App Store. In other words, Google Voice — one of the best things to happen to telephony services in a very long time — will have no presence at all on the App Store. If there’s ever been a time to be furious with Apple, now is it.
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Re: Google Voice
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 04:18:00 PM »
Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store

To me this is just another for of censorship. It's just not being imposed by the expected party....
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