Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gmail VoIP phone calls work inbound too

Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBaseIt wasn't obvious from my first experiments, but the service allows you to receive phone calls, at least as long as you have a Google Voice number assigned. You will need to enable Google Talk in your Google Voice preferences, then you can assign your Google Talk as a target line for your phone contact groups. When I called my Google Voice number from my work phone, I got a pop up in Gmail that let me answer the call.

Pretty damn nifty, and the price is right.