By Charles M. Pickett
The proposed post needed a phone number. There were several options:
- use my existing cell phone number
- purchase a land line
- purchase a burner cell phone
- use a voice mail service
- denounce voice communications as so last century and expensive
However, Google Voice came to the rescue. It will assign you a phone number in the designated area code and forward calls to any phone. If you don’t pick up, it will send the call to voice mail and email you a poor quality dictation of the message. For Free.
In other words, the 203-443-1643 number rings to my cell phone. If I don’t pick up, the caller gets a prompt from “VFW New Haven” to leave a message. I can retrieve from my phone or on the Internet and call them back, or text them, from the number, for free.
In the future, when we have a quartermaster, I can change the cell phone on record to forward to her phone or whomevers. This is outstanding.