I just got the signup email for Google Voice.
It was really easy to complete the registration and I’ve now got a phone number that can be redirected to any other phone. So if I’m home, I can have it call the home phone. But if I go out, I can have it forward to the cell phone.
The system also does automatic transcription of voice mails and then emails these to you.
I’m interested to see how it works. My new number, in case you want to say hi is (650) 395-7120.