- SMS messages can now forward to email, and emailed replies go to SMS! This is huge. (Turn this on in the voicemail/sms settings in GV.)
- Free calling to Canada.
- Play GV voicemails within Gmail messages (turn this on in the Labs settings in Gmail).
Still waiting to be able to port a number into GV, as well as the ability to sign anyone up, but these are some big steps forward for a great new service.
PS, if you’re all worried about Google being Big Brother – consider this: it’s not the government, it’s a business (and a relatively cool company for as big as it is), and although they will match adds to text, etc. it’s done by a machine. But yeah, if you’re planning a major act of terrorism, planning a major universe overthrow, or using it to peddle drugs, might not be for you.