Monday, June 25, 2007

Centralized Voicemail

Someone sent me this link to Grand Central, an online service that gives you one lifetime phone number that all your phones can ring to. In other words, my home land line, my work phone, my work cell and my personal cell would all send their voice mails to this number. And, I could have all calls go to the number I choose. So when I'm traveling, all calls could go to my cell. When I'm at work, all calls could go to my work phone. It sounds like a great idea for those of us with too many phone numbers. But it's in beta right now, so I'm wondering if it will grow and how long it will last.

Has anyone else heard of or used this service?


Larry Ferlazzo said...

Hi, Marian,

I just read this morning on a tech blog that Google was in negotiations to buy it, so I suspect that's a good indication that it will be around for awhile.

Larry Ferlazzo said...


Here's the link to the tech blog I mentioned in my previous post:

tinkerbellchime said...

This is a great idea. I find I have too many things to keep track of and this would simplify things.

Marian Thacher said...

Thanks for the link, and the comments, Larry and Christina. One thing someone brought up to me about this service is security. You wouldn't want some spammer to get access to your voicemail!