Google Voice Update

Posted by AfroWhitey | Computers | Wednesday 15 July 2009 10:54 pm

This post is a follow-up to the recent post: “Google Voice is Your Own Personal Receptionist.”

I started advertising my home consultation services on Craigslist last weekend using my new Google Voice number and I received my first telemarketing call as a result of that today. No problem, right? I’ve got Google Voice. With call screening enabled for all unknown numbers, I was immediately given the option to send them straight to voicemail, and send them I did. A few seconds later, I got my text with the transcription of the voicemail and sure enough, it was a marketing call.

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I decided to ignore it and move on with my day until tonight, when I logged into my Google Voice account to see what I could do with it. The marketer’s voicemail was right there at the top of my inbox with two options: “Reply” and “More.” I clicked more and was given options to mark as unread, add a note, block, email, download, or embed. I clicked block emphatically. What followed is what prompted this post.

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Apparently, anyone you block in Google Voice will from that point on be greeted with the following recorded message: “We’re sorry, you have reached a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service … ” You will never hear from them again. This is my new favorite feature!

  • That is the coolest thing I've read all day. Nice find!

  • Thanks Brandon! I was so excited, I had to share it with the world.

  • Thanks Brandon! I was so excited, I had to share it with the world.