Ever been in class and wanted an easier way to secretly text? Perhaps sneak find out what that voicemail someone left you said (without even having to listen to it)? Don’t lie.
I’ve had Google Voice for a while now and it can be pretty useful. It gives you a new phone number you can use on multiple phones and has a web interface that you can text from (for free). It transcribes voicemail into text and sends you the audio file to your email. Also, there are applications for smartphones that make it even more convenient. It’s not for everyone and isn’t necessarily always useful but can be helpful.
The Gawker technology blog Gizmodo reports that Google is now giving priority to students who want the currently invite-only service. All you have to do is sign up here using your .edu email address. Heck, why not? We already have email, documents, and calendar provided to us by Google.
More information can be found at the Google Voice Blog.