March 15, 2007

One Number That Will Ring All Your Phones

pogue126.jpg The NY Times reviews a new phone service calld Grand Central, in it's final stages of beta testing, that's "a rather brilliant melding of cellphone and the Internet."

"Its motto, “One number for life,” pretty much says it all. At GrandCentral.COM, you choose a new, single, unified phone number. You hand it out to everyone you know, instructing them to delete all your old numbers from their Rolodexes.

From now on, whenever somebody dials your new uninumber, all of your phones ring simultaneously, like something out of “The Lawnmower Man.”

No longer will anyone have to track you down by dialing each of your numbers in turn. No longer does it matter if you’re home, at work or on the road. Your new GrandCentral phone number will find you. As a bonus, all messages now land in a single voice mail box."

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