Or just start giving it out instead of your old number. They won’t even know they’re not calling a “real” number.
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you already have one.
If you don’t, you’re missing out on tons of great services, so sign up already.
On the other hand, if you’re just looking for a number to mask your personal cell number, you could choose one in any area code in order to get that awesome sequence.
The great thing is, it’s flexible, and you can test several configurations before committing.
IF, on the other hand you don’t want a new number and only want the cool features, you can do this later on by porting your cell phone number into the system.
You can forward calls to pretty much any number (other than existing Google Voice numbers). It will prompt you for the main number you want to connect it to, and then you’ll go through confirmation steps that are pretty easy to follow.(Note: Sometimes the transcription is humorously bad. Usually, I can at least tell who it is, though, and always I can go in and listen if needed.) Another handy feature that seems custom made for reporters is the ability to record your voice calls and store them on Google Voice.It will prompt you to do this, if you set it up, and will tell the caller — so make sure you know your state laws when it comes to recording conversations.For example, I set it up so my voicemails and SMS texts are e-mailed to me.This way it doesn’t use my phone’s texting plan and it transcribes my voicemail, so I don’t have to listen to them immediately — or sometimes at all.It’s like Skype, only better because it calls the person from your new cell phone number, so people won’t dodge your “anonymous” calls.