She has a problem!
She doesn’t want to lose touch with her friends by changing the number. At the same time she wants people in California to know she lives there–especially potential employers.
There is a solution that’s free and (of course) it’s from Google!
She’ll be getting a Google Voice account. There are lots of ways to use it, but for Stef it will be a virtual phone number. Dial either her Connecticut or California numbers to ring her cell phone. Google Voice can be programmed to ring other phones too, but this is a start.
The number comes with free texting and nearly understandable written transcription of voicemails. Of all the things Google does transcribing voicemail is the thing it does worst!
As always I have no idea what the business model is or how Google plans on making money from this service. It’s just there.
All Stef has to do now is pick an area code (she can choose any in SoCal or nationwide) and select a number.
It seems too good to be true. It’s not.