Yesterday, Google opened up it’s Google Voice service to the unwashed masses (that’s you). So now all you need is a regular old Google/Gmail account to get started. Check the video below if you’re not familiar with Google Voice, or check out their “about” page, which gives considerably more information on the service. It’s a great service, and one that I recommend wholeheartedly. We’ve done workshops on it in the past, and several lab staff use it as their personal voicemail, so my recommendation comes from experience.