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Pro Supports both data and SMS messaging
When you sign up for Google Voice you will receive a new number that will let you send unlimited free SMS. By using SMS there is no need for your contacts to sign up for a separate app.
Pro Call forwarding
Pro Syncs with Google Voice on the Web
Lets you send and receive text messages from your desktop. You can use a separate desktop app as well as integrate it within Gmail.
Pro Integrates with Hangouts app on Android
A huge advantage for Google Voice is how well it integrates with Android. There is a setting to replace your default texting app with Voice which will allow you to send and receive messages just like the default carrier. It also provides the following features within the OS:
- Lets you send texts from your contact list and other applications
- Integrates with Google Voice's other features like blocking and forwarding
- Longpress on any phone number or contact anywhere to send an SMS message via Google Voice
Pro Ability to block any number
Google Voice has a feature on its web page that allows the user to block any number. Making this even more convenient it is a simple process to block recent incoming calls, making for a great way to block solicitors.