Thursday, March 12, 2009

Google Voice May Threaten Other Phone Services - NYTimes.com

Maybe someday what this service has to do with Google’s overall mission will become clear

Google stepped up its attack on the telecommunications industry on Thursday with a free service called Google Voice that, if successful, could chip away at the revenue of companies big and small, like eBay, which owns Skype, telephone companies and a string of technology start-up firms.

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Google Voice allows users to route all their calls through a single number that can ring their home, work and mobile phones simultaneously. It also gives users a single and easy-to-manage voice mail system for multiple phone lines. And it lets users make calls, routed via the Internet, free in the United States and for a small fee internationally.

Google Voice May Threaten Other Phone Services - NYTimes.com

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