Question: What’s better than Google Voice?
Ha! Gotcha–it’s a trick question–the answer is nothing. Well, almost nothing.
For today, we’ve set our sights on the Google Voice feature set which is easiest to integrate into existing Asterisk systems: free voicemail message transcription, free calling in the United States, and free GOOG-411 directory assistance. For lack of a better term, we call it… Googlified Messaging™.
Nice. Then there’s this nugget:
It appears the entire Google Voice platform is SIP-based which makes it a perfect fit with Asterisk.
Mmmm…SIP. So here are a few things you can get from Google Voice / Asterisk integration:
- free voicemail message transcription
- free calling in the United States
- free GOOG-411 directory assistance
And keep in mind–this is all from your actual home phone, not just from your mobile or via the Internet (assuming you have Asterisk, of course). Excessively cool stuff; I can’t wait to implement it on my own Asterisk setup. ::