I love Google Voice and have had an account pretty much since it started. Now, I can use it to make phone calls to cell phones and landlines (through 2010). I tried this out yesterday – called my sister’s landline – worked perfectly. I also use skype – daily – and this is just as easy. Skype does have that GREAT “share screen” option that Google Voice doesn’t have…yet.
We were excited when we got our hands on an unlaunched version of Google Voice for the desktop, which let users make and receive calls via a soft phone on their computer. We hear that software is still on ice, though, and won’t be launched any time soon. But it probably doesn’t matter – today Google Voice is being integrated right into the browser via Gmail. It’s amazingly good – I know because I’ve been testing it for the last few days.