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GrandCentral (by Google) is a similar FREE service, but the number that they generate for you is your permanent number. However, you can link that number to all your existing phones and create custom ring setups. Depending on the caller, GrandCentral will ring my cell phone, my wife’s cell phone, my office phone, or all my linked phones!

Concerning privacy and security, my favorite feature of GrandCentral is the ability to simply mark a caller as spam (just like an e-mail inbox), and never hear from them again! Telemarketer or ex-boyfriend/girlfriend harassing you? Hit the spam button by their number and kiss them good-bye!



GrandCentral is currently in private beta, but you can go ahead and reserve a number.
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Great find banana phone! Rep+
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Oh yeah - this has existed for a long time now. I remember signing up for this like a year ago but I never actually tried it.

It certainly looks like it came a long long way since I last saw it.

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Great find banana phone!
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Ding-a-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling!

Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!
Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Banana phone
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Banana phone
I've got this feeling, so appealing,
for us to get together and sing. Sing!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone
Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding donana phone
It grows in bunches, I've got my hunches,
It's the best! Beats the rest!
Cellular, modular, interactivodular!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone
Boop-boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!
Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping panana phone
It's no baloney, it ain't a p(h)ony
My cellular bananular phone!

Don't need quarters, don't need dimes,
to call a friend of mine!
Don't need computer or TV,
to have a real good time!
I'll call for pizza. I'll call my cat.
I'll call the white house, have a chat!
I'll place a call around the world, operator get me Beijing-jing-jing-jing!
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Yeh it has been around for a while but i just found it via Stumble lol. I did a search and it hasn't already been posted.

Definatly seems interesting, the only thing that bothers me is that theirs a possibility Google can listen in to your calls. I couldn't put it past them either due to their latest stunts..
    
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Our phones are already being tapped by the government, never mind by Google.
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That would be YOUR government. Not mine
    
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Yeh it has been around for a while but i just found it via Stumble lol. I did a search and it hasn't already been posted.
no no - I wasn't saying it was a repost.

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Definatly seems interesting, the only thing that bothers me is that theirs a possibility Google can listen in to your calls. I couldn't put it past them either due to their latest stunts..
Ehhh - I dont think they would be able to unless there is some kind of secret usage agreement hidden away.

And what latest stunts may that be?
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Wouldn't https://www.donotcall.gov/ be easier?
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Wouldn't https://www.donotcall.gov/ be easier?
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Yeah, right
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