Free text messages using Google voice

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Cell phone plans don’t have to cost as much as open heart surgery anymore!

These days there are plenty of widely available monthly data plans for your cell phone that don’t require a contract. Utilizing these data programs allows one to be able to send text messages using your data plan rather than your traditional career’s provided SMS network. For example: I send and receive text messages from a free application called Google Voice. The setup is easy and I simply have my friends text me on my Google voice number.

More benefits of Google voice?
You can send text messages on your PC or tablet if you’re phone isn’t around.

Make free phone calls from you computer over WiFi with an application created by Google called Hangouts. (This uses your g voice number.)

Are you running a for sale ad in the classifieds and don’t want your number spammed? Just setup a new Google voice number which forwards calls and texts to your primary number.

On a foreign business trip and Need to access voice mail on the plane or in foreign counties?
Google voice gives you a free voice mail inbox that automatically sends you an email of every voice mail you receiver.

Never lose your primary phone number again!
Google is not a cell phone carrier. Because of this, you can jump around different cell phone carriers and simply attach your Google voice number to whatever number your carrier assigns you. This flexibility allows you to try numerous cell phone carriers without the hassle of having to always change your phone number.

The recipients don’t have to download a thing!
They simply just use whatever phone number you give them and everything works.

Try it out today its free!

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Joey Graziano

IT Generalist and Cloud computing consultant for the last 10 years with over 20 years as tech consumer and geek. I am beta testing a concept called Tech Frugality where I will write posts or compile posts that empower people how to use technology to destroy poverty! Upon interest, there will be a web site etc. I am looking for more ideas please share your opinion!!! Follow my on my Social Channels! (Links below my pic.)

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7 Comments

  1. Jimmy Simpson III June 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve used Google voice for years. Love it. This was a good write up on it.

  2. Laura June 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I use Google Voice with my prepaid phone. I only pay like 20 bucks every three months because i make most of my call through Google Voice; but if I am on the road with no internet, I have my phone, and all my calls/texts are sent to my phone.

  3. Anne June 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Huh? Wondering why you wrote this just now seeing as it’s been available for years and it’s about to be killed off by Google as Hangouts inherits Voice’s functionality…

    • Joey Graziano June 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Google hasn’t done anything yet. Also hangouts depends on Google voice so I assume that everything will still work the same should they do an update.

      Us IT geeks may be aware of Google voice, but none of my family members, immediate or distant, are aware of it. This post could greatly benefit them. Moreover, the software may be a few years old but this site isn’t. That is why I am just now talking about it. 🙂

  4. Joey Graziano June 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Google hasn’t done anything yet. Also hangouts depends on Google voice so I assume that everything will still work the same should they do an update.

  5. David Conrad June 12, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Been using it for the business for years and I love it!

  6. Math July 26, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Let’s try!

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