Well recently getting a grandcentral invite I was planning on writing up a review – this is more likely to come to tomorrow. In the interim I thought I would offer up some phone service solutions for the rest of your voip technology habit
Free 1-800 phone calls to any listed number. Here is the essence f this trick – call the phone number 1-800-FREE411 – this takes you to an ad supported 411 service. After you dial the 800 number and listen to the ad it then takes you to directory service – you put in the customer you wish to contact and it then connects you for free. Added bonus to this – Skype allows you to call 800 numbers free even if you are not subscribed to SkypeOut. So if you have a microphone on your computer you can call anyone as long as they are not unlisted for free.
Free International calls – there are supposedly 2 ways (here and here) to do this. Both use the same service and this is a way for your cell phone subscribers to get around international fees on the go.
Using your GrandCentral number to receive text messages
Getting GrandCentral on your cellphones web browser by going to this site in your cell phones browser. If your cell phone can play MP3’s it is able to play your messages from the site itself.
Here is another service not as complete as GrandCentral that allows you a free voicemail box. It is run by netzero. Essentially all this is good for on the free side is the ability to have a disposable VM box.
Another competitor offers free incoming calls to AIM – maybe add this number on your GrandCentral list?
OK I managed to do more than a triple – but I hope some of these tricks might help you out.