Google voice mail is a voicemail like e mail facility. There is voicemail transcription by which one can read what your voicemail says. Google voice can also be used to make cheap international calls. The cost to make call to India is $0.07. It is not the cheapest though.
You can forward, embed, or download voicemails. In Google voice you can enjoy free sms service. Another feature is that you can block the calls sent by unwanted callers straight to voicemail. Google voice also helps in recording the phone calls and you also have the option of storing them online. Conference call which allows the inclusion several people in to a single cell facility is also available on Google voice. Once a call is received can hear who is calling before picking up called screen callers. Google voice has this additional features where as they are not available in other services.
We can use Google voice with existing number. You can hear your voice mails one by one on your phone plus you can also listen to them on your computer. Voice messages will be automatically converted in to texts so you can actually read your voicemail messages in your online inbox or the text messages on your phone.
A Google phone number is like a regular phone number. It is not tied to a particular location. It is tied to you. Google voice is currently by invitation only. All you need to do is to send them your email address and they will send you an invite as they become available. Once you receive a Google voice invite, you are ready to get started. You can use an existing Google account or create a new one. You will receive an email when Google voice is open to the public to sign up for the service. The service is free. To get started, visit the website www.google.com/voice.