Google's call-routing telephony service goes mainstream.
What is Google Voice, you may wonder? The fine folks in Mountain View have put together a pretty good two-minute elevator pitch:
Google has been preparing for today's launch by buying up literally millions of phone numbers from Level3. Those numbers will be taken by users who often choose to have nearby area codes (otherwise, Google could just start its own area code!) as their hub of voice routing.
Google currently has over one million active Google Voice users and had opened the service up to students on an .edu domain just last month.
What does Google Voice have in store for its users? I see two major directions they are going with Voice that will be huge disruptions to traditional services.
You can give it a shot at http://voice.google.com.
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