Since I switch phones so often during my testing, I've come to heavily rely on Google Voice as a centralizing force in my chaotic reviewing life. Translation: if I have just one phone number where everyone can reach me at all times, nobody gets confused. The app also lets me dial out from any Android phone using my Google Voice number, so my friends and family always know it's me calling, and not some random salesperson on a round of cold calls. And Google Voice employs visual voice mail, so I can instantly see who called or texted, read rough transcriptions of my voice mail messages, and respond to callers in any order I want.
The major catch, you ask? You have to have a Google Voice number first of all (it's not for everyone.) You also have to accept a certain amount of error in the transcriptions, and the Android app is sorely outdated--the iPhone version crashes more, but has more useful tools.
July 18, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
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