Google’s web-based communications platform, Google Voice, is now available for everyone and anyone after a year’s worth of testing and tweaking. If you’re unfamiliar with what GV is and what it does, fret not; Google has a video for that. In a nutshell: a Google Voice number rings all your linked phones, has voicemail that looks and acts like Gmail and grants free phone calls and text messages in the US and Canada. If you need to call long distance, Google has pretty decent rates, too.
Go and check it out.