After acquiring GrandCentral few years ago, Google launched its new VoIP international calling service with the brand name of Google voice. However this service is not open to new users, but if you already have GrandCentral account, you can upgrade your GrandCentral account to Google voice account.
To upgrade your account to Google Voice, just log in to your GrandCentral account and follow the directions at the top of your inbox. Upon upgrading, your GrandCentral number, PIN, and forwarding phones will be moved to Google Voice.
After upgrading your account, you can call any number in USA for free and you will also receive $1 as a trial to call any number. The call rate to India is 0.07 USD (7 cents) per minutes, which is not the cheapest moreover you can use this service only from USA.
You can always call or leave a voicemail with this widget.
Google always comes with innovative services..
Google number - One number for all your calls and SMS
- SMS - Send, receive, and store SMS
- Free USA calls - Call US numbers for free
- International Calls - Call any numbers in low rates
- Call screening - Announce and screen callers
- Listen in - Listen before taking a call
- Block calls - Keep unwanted callers at bay
- Taking calls - Answer on any of your phones
- Phone routing - Phones ring based on who calls
- Forwarding phones - Add phones and decide which ring
Google voicemail - Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts
- Voicemail transcripts - Read what your voicemail says
- Listen to voicemail - Check online or from your phone
- Notifications - Receive voicemails via email or SMS
- Personalize greeting - Vary greetings by caller
- Share voicemail - Forward or download voicemails
Voice features - More cool things you can do with Google Voice
- Conference calling - Join people into a single call
- Call record - Record calls and store them online
- Call switch - Switch phones during a call
- Mobile site - View your inbox from your mobile
- GOOG-411 - Check directory assistance
- Manage groups - Set preferences by group
You can always add credit with Google checkout. We wish that Google will soon open this service to all users integrating gtalk with Google voice.
For details: http://www.google.com/voice/