Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

That was surprising

A few minutes ago, both my office phone and my mobile phone starting ringing; both of them featured disembodied voices that didn't make any sense. Why? It took me a few minutes, but then I remember I'd signed up for a Google Voice phone number. If you call that number, it asks you to say your name, then rings my phones. When I pick up, it's supposed to tell me who's calling, but if you don't say your name, then it's just a bunch of dead air. If you leave voice mail, it then sends me a transcription; this morning, all I got was creepy, empty phone calls and empty transcriptions, so I'm guessing someone hit a wrong number.

One of these days, who knows? Someone might actually call me on that number and it might be useful. But in the meantime, it's just a cool technology demo that's trying to solve a problem I didn't know I had. :)


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