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Google voice phone number search
1. Apparently there is only a minimum click requirement to show call extensions if you are using the Google forwarding number. This sentence in the Help Center refers to Google forwarding numbers only: “Keep in mind that your ad group will have to receive a minimum number of clicks to be able to show call extensions, and a minimum number of calls to show a Google forwarding number.” Also note there is detailed reporting available for calls made to Google forwarding numbers, and you can now use a Google forwarding number for free. … [Read more...] about Google Says No To Phone Numbers In PPC Ads, Forcing The Use Of Call Extensions
I did many more queries like this and could go on and on with this comparison. In the end Google and Siri are relatively comparable, though Google delivers better results in some cases and Siri in others. However they’re not mutually exclusive. As I suggested above iPhone 4S owners can use Siri as a voice front end to Google web search. You just say “search the web for . . .” and Siri initiates a Google search. It’s much easier than launching a browser or the Google search app. … [Read more...] about Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions
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Landline Porting The Next Step What I’m really waiting for, however, is landline number porting: taking your existing home number and moving it over to Google Voice. (You could always simply give out a Google Voice number as your “home” number.) That would be potentially highly disruptive and my guess is that lots of people would do it — especially given that Google Voice is currently free. It will cost money eventually but quite a bit less than legacy phone service and probably even VoIP from cable providers such as Comcast. … [Read more...] about Sprint Integration Of Google Voice Start Of Something Bigger?