While telecommunications has made our lives easier in many ways, it has also introduced a number of complications. Most of us now have a home phone number, cell phone number, work phone number and perhaps others, all with their own voicemail, different PINs, and so on. Wouldn’t it be great if you could regain the simplicity of one phone number without sacrificing the conveniences you have become accustomed to?
That is the concept behind Grand Central, which provides one number "for life". The concept is this: your Grand Central number is tied to you, not to your phone. Grand Central provides a way to have all your voicemails in one place, for easy forwarding, replay or download. Voicemail greetings can be customized for each caller. And when you want to take calls, your Grand Central number will ring at whatever phone you're currently at. The service is free.
A new feature lets folks add a button to their web site that places a call connecting the caller to the site’s phones or voicemail while maintaining privacy on both ends (neither sees the other’s phone number).