Google Talk Is Up and Running

Just in case y’all aren’t aware, Google Talk is up and running and out of beta.  It seems that we have the world at our finger tips with calling and video chatting.  I love it.

I signed up for a number this week and now I can call anyone in the states for free. To me, that beats any other program out there.

You sign up to get a number. They will give you choices out of a few. If you live in a small town like I do, your town may not show up as being available for this. If you can make a call without charges to the biggest city near you, type in the name of it and you can get a number.

The way it works is that you make the call from your computer or while logged on to the web using your email from your cell phone.  It rings the phone that you have chosen to call….in my case, my home phone.  When my phone rings, I answer and press 2 and the # sign.  Then the number that I am calling starts to ring.  Anyone can chose their home phone, cell phone or work phone to have the call routed there.

By calling your own Google number

When you call your own Google number and sign into the Google voicemail system, you’ll have the option to place a call. Just press 2 and enter the number.

It is great that we can make these calls from our web mail.


Once you have a number, people can call you using that number. If you aren’t available, a message will be left for you once you program the program to do all that you want.  There are many options available to use.  Another thing one can do is program the calls backs so a person has to leave their name so you can decide if you want to accept it.  Just check out their site using the links I have provided.

There is also a plug in for using a video talk even on your cell phone.

Check it out. I think it is great because it doesn’t cost a dime and international calls are very cheap.

http://www.google.com/talk/about.html

One thing is for sure, we have come a long way baby.

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