Google+ social circles expand to Google Voice


google+Google is bringing its Google+ Circles social networking solution to the Google Voice calling and messaging application, promising users greater control over how they manage their contacts. "For example, calls from your ‘Creepers' circle can be sent straight to Voicemail, only your ‘College Buddies' circle will hear you rap your voicemail greeting, or you can set your ‘Family' circle to only ring your mobile phone," software engineer Tom Ford writes on the Google Voice Blog. The Internet-based Google Voice promises free domestic calls, cheap rates for international calls, free text messaging to U.S. numbers and voicemail transcription--the solution also includes push notifications to alert users of new voicemail or text messages. Blog

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