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I still don’t get why people are on Google Voice like it’s a dog in heat.

It’s a half-baked Frankensteined service. It’s greatest feature, contextual voicemail, is bad at best.

While I have an account and occasionally use the service it nowhere near as good as the plethora of alternatives available.

WooooHoooo one number to ring them all! That’s so 2000.

So today when the fan boys circled the wagon once again to tout the almighty service, I had to chuckle.

“Google Voice to offer local number portability to select customers for $20.”

Why would you pay a company $20 to port your number to them? Especially Google Voice, which despite the fan boy’s best efforts to support the contrary, simply isn’t worth the money or the hassle.

And since when did,  “Hey Mr. Customer, pay us $20 so we can test our own ability to port numbers,” become such a huge piece of news. Usually people are up in arms about paying for anything.

After all, I thought you Google Voice users were cheap?

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is an author, consultant, and marketer with almost 20 years of experience selling and marketing VoIP solutions. Garrett has helped thousands of businesses select the right VoIP system over his career, in addition to helping hundreds of vendors, and dozens of service providers with their go to market strategies. This experience gives him a unique position in industry that allows him to cut through all the noise. Garrett has been named one of the most influential people in the VoIP, and has written over 3,000 articles about VoIP since 2004.

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