A New Way To Use The Telephone

MicrophoneIn the course of my travels I stumbled onto a company called GrandCentral. I haven’t signed up yet but I think that I will. Here is some information about them:

What is GrandCentral?

Get all the same calls, but in a whole new way.

GrandCentral doesn’t replace your phones; we just link them together and help them do more. How do we do that? We give people One Number…for LifeTM – a number that’s not tied to a phone or a location – but tied to you.

With GrandCentral, you can be reached with a single number, answer a call at any phone you want, seamlessly switch phones in the middle of a call, and even know whether a call is important before you take it.

What else can I do with GrandCentral?

We’re not your typical phone company. And these aren’t your typical features.

  • Check your messages by phone, email, or online
  • Keep all your messages online for eternity
  • Record and store your phone calls (just like voicemail)
  • Quickly (and secretly) block an annoying caller
  • Click-to-dial from your address book
  • Surprise your callers with a custom voicemail greeting
  • Turn your Mp3s into the ring tones your callers hear
  • Forward, download, and add notes to your messages

Are any of you familiar with them?

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  1. Jack's Shack June 24, 2007 at 4:38 am




    I’ll jot that down and check it out.


    Hmm..Looks a lot like spam.


    It all depends on how you make use of it.

  2. Annie June 24, 2007 at 2:18 am

    I saw this article in Slate a couple months ago, and my first thought was that it could be very irritating. Then you’d never know who was calling on which line, and some people use their cell phones for work. It looks like another example of something to make life “easier” that just further impinges upon our few hours of leisure time.

  3. www.time2use.com June 23, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for the Post. Although I still don’t use a home phone when I do this will be a great service.

  4. MUST Gum Addict June 22, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve discovered this new free service called JOTT that lets you use a cell phone in a different (and useful) way. Basically, you dial their toll-free number and then you speak into the phone. Then, the service transcribes your voice and sends you (or anyone else you decide) an email of what you said. It’s perfect for capturing ideas, remembering to do items, or for sending someone an email from the road. Find it at http://www.jott.com.

  5. Michael June 22, 2007 at 10:52 am

    A new way to use the phone?

    Whatever happened to picking up and dialing…?

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