Noticed this NYT article from David Pogue on the top of Techmeme tonight: One Number That Will Ring All Your Phones. It’s about GrandCentral.com, the disruptive service that I’ve been using and loving. Pogue gives a good overview of the service, and even points out some features that I didn’t know about, like this one:
Anytime during a call, you can press the * key to make all of your phones ring again, so that you can pick up on a different phone in midconversation, unbeknownst to the person on the other end. For example, if you’re heading out the door, you can switch a landline call to your cellphone — or as you arrive home, a cell call to a landline, in order to save airtime minutes.
He makes a good point at the end, that summarizes the “wow” impact that GrandCentral can have on you – that it will do for your telephone calls what TiVo did for TV. That’s a great way to put it.
My GrandCentral number is posted over in the sidebar on my blog, so you can reach me easily. I had my cell phone number there before, and only ever had good things (e.g. opportunities) come from it. My GrandCentral number is there now, not because I want to filter out bad calls (which I never got before), but because it’s become my new “main” number that I give to everyone, so I can take advantage of all the cool features of GrandCentral. So give me a ring if you have something cool and geeky to talk about!