Google Voice

Google Voice is a service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging.

  • It’s perfect for educators because you can give out this number to your students and parents without compromising your personal phone number. Like most Google products, it is free. It gives you one number for all of your phones, and it tied to you rather than a device or a location.
  • You can send text messages straight from your browser. You can opt to receive a transcribed voicemail via email rather than having to listen to it. You can screen calls and customize the caller experience with personalized greetings.
  • It’s easy to block unwanted callers as well as make conference calls.
  • You just need a Google account and a touchtone phone with a US number and a computer with internet access. You can optionally download the Google Voice app on your Android or iOS device.