With Google Voice, you can send text messages and place calls to regular phone numbers from the computer or your mobile phone.
Visit the YouTube channel of Google Voice to learn about all the other cool things that you may do with your Google Voice account.
While Google Voice is no longer an invitation-only service, you need to be in the United States (that is, your computer must have a U.S. IP Address) and you must also have a local US phone number in order to activate your Google Voice phone number.
How to Get Google Voice outside the U.S.?
There are however some simple workarounds that will help you enable Google Voice from anywhere outside the USA. I activated Go ... Read more »