Lesson 1. Welcome to Google Voice

People are buzzing about Google Voice. You may have heard about it in the news, on your favorite tech blog, or on social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook. What’s so great about Google Voice?

That’s the question we answer in this lesson. Here, you’ll get a guided tour of what Google Voice is about and all it has to offer.

Let’s get started.

What’s in Google Voice?

Google Voice is a complete telephone management system. Here’s a sampling of what you can do with it:

• Get your own free Google phone number (or use an existing mobile phone number).

• Make free calls to people in the U.S. and Canada.

• Receive calls.

• Screen calls.

• Forward calls.

• Get written transcriptions of your voicemails.

• Be alerted ...

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