You will immediately get a phone number and access to voicemail service — for free.
Other cellular technologies exist, but they’re not entirely mainstream and are largely based on the ubiquitous GSM standard.
The obvious benefit of using Google Voice is you only need to carry one phone.
With the price of smart-phones, who wants to deal with two?
Sophia Harris has worked as a CBC video journalist across the country, covering everything from the start of the annual lobster fishery in Yarmouth, N. She now has found a good home at the business unit in Toronto where she produces for national TV news and writes and shoots and edits video for
Twitter: @sophiaharris CBC To get calling, simply download either app at no charge and sign up.