Grandcentral Review

Grandcentral is my second favorite product from Google (Gmail is first).

Ever try to order something for delivery only to have the restaurant deny you because you have a long-distance cell phone as your only number? I have. It happened last night when I tried to order Pizza Hut (stuffed-crust pizza is delicious). So, I fired up my gmail to look up my Grandcentral number. It is a service from Google that gives you a phone number in an area you choose. You can then redirect calls to that number to any other number (I redirect to my cell phone). It also has a bunch of other features like voicemail that you can listen to online, different ringers (although I hate Verizon Ringback), switching phones during the call, and recording the call.

Screen Callers
Know who’s calling and screen unknown callers

Hear why someone is calling before taking the call

Call Record
Record calls on the fly and access recordings online

Block Callers
Unwanted callers won’t be able to reach you anymore

Receive voicemail notifications via email or SMS

Ring Different Phones
One number that rings different phones based on who’s calling

Personalize your voicemail greetings by caller or group

Go beyond the ring and choose ringback tones for your callers

WebCall Button
Let people call you from a web page without showing your number

Switch phones in the middle of a call

Call from your addressbook and save your typing

Mobile Access
Visual voicemail for your mobile phone