Google announced two new “cool” features for its very popular and FREE Google Voice application. First you can now use your existing phone number and do not need to get a Google number. The second is that they are now offering voicemail to go along with Google Voice.
If you already have a Google Voice account, you can add Google voicemail to any mobile phone you’ve linked to your account. If you’re not yet using Google Voice, you can request an invite or ask a friend with a Google Voice account to send you an invitation. When you receive the invitation to sign up, you can choose to use Google Voice with your existing number — or to get a Google number for additional features.
This is very good news for those of us who have actually tried this service and I think the addition of voicemail will bring in a lot of people who were on the fence.
Take a look at this YouTube video: