Google Voice on the Pre

About my first experiences with using Google Voice on the Pre.

Catherine Gouge
2 min read
About my first experiences using Google Voice on the Pre.

I recently got my Google Voice account set up and am pretty excited about its potential. As of now, there is no native application for using Google Voice on the Pre, but it is possible to dial out through your Google Voice account either by going through the web page or calling your Google Voice number from the phone and following the instructions.

My first few experiences making and receiving calls were pretty seamless. Messages I received from others are transcribed into visual voicemail and sent to me almost immediately as a text message and somewhat later as an email (but only because I have my email set to pull every hour). And the transcription was spot on.

As of now, Google Voice does not accept ported numbers, but when that day comes, this user will port away and finally be able to fully own the number I have had for the last decade.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Google Voice, check out this video (or scroll down for a list of features):

Still interested? Here are the listed features:

One number for all your calls and SMS

Call screening - Announce and screen callers
Listen in - Listen before taking a call
Block calls - Keep unwanted callers at bay
SMS - Send, receive, and store SMS
Place calls - Call US numbers for free
Taking calls - Answer on any of your phones
Phone routing - Phones ring based on who calls
Forwarding phones - Add phones and decide which ring

Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts

Voicemail transcripts - Read what your voicemail says
Listen to voicemail - Check online or from your phone
Notifications - Receive voicemails via email or SMS
Personalize greeting - Vary greetings by caller
Share voicemail - Forward or download voicemails

More cool things you can do with Google Voice

Conference calling - Join people into a single call
Call record - Record calls and store them online
Call switch - Switch phones during a call
Mobile site - View your inbox from your mobile
GOOG-411 - Check directory assistance
Manage groups - Set preferences by group