Using Google Voice

Over the past year, I have been using Google Voice to handle all my voicemail on my mobile phone. Google announced today that Google Voice is now available to everyone in the US. Before today, you had to receive an invitation in order to use it, so here’s your chance to try out something that is cutting edge.

Most pastors spend a large amount of time on their phones, so this service really works great for them. You can route incoming calls to your office phone, your home phone, ¬†your cell, or even straight to voicemail. Google transcribes every voicemail into text so you can read your voicemails over text messages or emails. ¬†Although the transciption is sometimes a little crazy, most of the the time you can decipher what the call is about without listening through the voicemail. They don’t have many local google numbers for my area, but they are adding more all the time.

This video explains a little more about the service.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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