Google Voice: Upgrade your account, pick new Google number

In Oct, Google allowed consumer use of their existing numbers with Google Voice, to give you voicemail features like transcriptions and email/SMS notifications. Now, Google announced that if you've been using Voice with your existing number, you can upgrade your account, pick a new Google Voice number, and start taking advantage of the full Google […]

In Oct, Google allowed consumer use of their existing numbers with Google Voice, to give you voicemail features like transcriptions and email/SMS notifications. Now, Google announced that if you've been using Voice with your existing number, you can upgrade your account, pick a new Google Voice number, and start taking advantage of the full Google Voice feature, like call screening, SMS via email, and custom ring schedules. To do this, click “Settings” and look for a link to “Get a Google Number” next to your voicemail access number. Once you've upgraded, you can reactivate Google Voice for your cell phone’s voicemail. This’ll let you continue accessing all your voicemails in a single place, whether someone calls your Google Voice number or your underlying cell phone.