One of the most popular post topics for The Digital Nomads Blog has been the Google GrandCentral One Number Service. There have been many posts and updates, but the question most asked in comments is on how to go about getting a GrandCentral beta invitation.
First, let's firmly endorse that the Google GrandCentral concept is great for digital nomads and distance workers, or anyone else that wants to organize their landlines and wireless telephone numbers together in an easy to use network (including bandit numbers and SkypeIn numbers) that consolidates communications with a virtual pbx suite using a one number access feature.
This short YouTube video demonstrates the power of the Google GC suite of telephony tools.
Now back to a tip for getting that elusive beta invitation from the Google GrandCentral team. This from Jonathan B who wrote back in an email the steps he recently took and met with success.
"I went to their site and it offered a "Save a Number for Me" section. I sent in the request and just kept my fingers crossed. Fortunately they offered me the opportunity. I'm still uploading my contacts and reading about the services that are being offered and how I can work it into my business and personal numbers. If you have any ideas on how to make the best use of the numbers through Skype or Vonage, it would be helpful. Thanks. "
Here is a screenshot of what to look for on the Google GC website. The Save a Number for Me button is at the top right.
Answers to questions of how to best use the Google GrandCentral features will show up in future "Grand Central Tips and Tricks" blog posts. Even though these coveted numbers are only available in the USA for now, Digital Nomads can show you how to use a Google GrandCentral number to place domestic and international calls for free.
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