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Grand Central Makes Your Phone Life Easier

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There are lots of ways to protect yourself from unwanted calls (and by protect I mean avoid being annoyed). You can have an expiring Numbr, or you can add repeat offenders to a wrong-number contact list. For everything else, there's Grand Central.

Grand Central lets you set up new phone numbers, totally free, to add to your current phone lines. If your cell phone is a different area code from where you live, your Grand Central number can be in your current area code.

Depending on the person you give your "new" number to, you can set it up to ring on your cell phone, your landline, or both at the same time. When you answer, Grand Central's ListenIN feature screens the call by telling you the name of the person calling, and you can choose whether or not to answer or to send to voicemail.

If you, uh, never want to talk to that person again, you can set it so Grand Central tells them that the number has been disconnected. Met someone out and about and not sure if he's okay? Grand Central lets you decide later if you want to let him in or not, no fake numbering required. Genius!


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dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
You have to be invited but this sounds great.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
If you can pick your own number (555-LOVE for example) this could be useful. Otherwise, I just don't have anyone calling me that I don't want to talk to, and if I did, I'd tell them to stop calling.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Google owns this now! Yay!
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Wow, I NEED this. Too bad I'm not in the US. But it's only a matter of time before Google makes it worldwide, I hope. Haha, Google is going to have something to do with every aspect of my life someday. Google is going to own me. I should be scared, but I just want this service NOW!
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
very Badass.
model09 model09 9 years
genius! wish it was available outside the US too!
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
oh wow! free! i am setting this up for m boyfriend's ex girlfriend. she hasnt called in like a year, but still!
Tech Tech 9 years
Nope, it's totally free. I already use GC and had no problems, but if you sign up to reserve a number, it shouldn't take long to get the service.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Thats so complicted. Does it cost?
gspencer gspencer 9 years
That's very innovative. Now you just have to be lucky to be invited by someone or wait until it goes public. I especially love the C.A.R.E. aspect - giving those without phone lines the ability to keep in touch and help them get our of their situation. Good work GC and Google!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
That's pretty cool.
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