I have been using google voice off and and on for over a year. Now it been hooked up with sprint. There are a couple of cool things about this. Here is a short list.
1. I am at a computer a lot, and I can text from my web browser.
2. Voice mail to my phone is transcribed and sent to me as an e-mail. I can also download and listen to these messages on my smart phone.
3. I can call people from the computer and they see it’s from me. I’ve used a skype number with my last company for over 6 months and people wouldn’t answer my call because most of the time the skype number didn’t even show the number it was coming from.
4. This is super cool! If I am in a building, house, where I don’t have cell coverage, like the basement of my in-laws, I can receive calls to my cell phone on my laptop.
There are probably other things for other people. but these things, while small, make my life just a little bit better.