Google is at it again. They’ve taken GrandCentral, which was a pretty nifty service that allowed you to give out one phone number and have that one number ring your landline, cell phone, and your work phone and made it one better. You can now use GrandCentral (which has recently been upgraded and named GoogleVoice) in conjunction with a Gizmo account to use your computer to call regular phones for no charge!
I’ll be completely honest and admit that I really don’t understand exactly how all this works. I know you have to have a GoogleVoice account and a Gizmo account. Here’s some instructions on getting them to play nicely with each other.
I used this service to call my mom over the weekend, mostly as a test, and it worked flawlessly. I think I’m in love.