I love the Google Voice free service. I’ve had mine for quite awhile now, yet I’m sure I haven’t begun to use or know all it’s features and functionalities yet.
The main reason I use it is to send text messages to my kids (and just a few other people). It is so much easier for me to type a text message from my computer than to type it on my phone.
The transcribed voicemail is great, too. I’ve begun using it when I fill out sweepstakes forms that request a home number. That way I can use it as a screening tool.
Plus it’s nice to be able to use it from my iPod Touch as well. There’s no app for it, but I can access it through the Safari browser and use it.