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    Google Voice Has Competition



    I've been a longstanding fan of Google Voice. I got my invite within the first few weeks of it's debut and have used and abused the SMS capabilities. The service has overall saved me a ton on my wireless bill and made it easier to for friends and family to keep in touch with me by calling one simple number that rings me wherever I am. It seems though that this innovative service has some competition in the form of a new service called Ribbit Mobile.

    via eWeek:"Ribbit brought its cloud computing phone application to the mobile device sector Nov. 3 in the form of Ribbit Mobile, which lets users manage calls and messages to mobile phones from their computers. Ribbit Mobile aims to challenge existing Web services such as Google Voice and VoxOx, and offers many of the same services as those products. However, Ribbit features a third-party developer platform to enable programmers to build applications that extend the Ribbit Mobile platform.

    Like Google Voice, Ribbit Mobile transcribes voicemail to text and sends it to users via SMS and e-mail, so that users don't have to tap into voicemail to listen to messages. The application also includes an online message inbox.

    However, unlike VoxOx and Google Voice, which until last week required users to have a special Google phone number, Ribbit Mobile doesn't require a new phone number."

    Check out the full article here.

    Or just go to the company's site here.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong....please....but isn't Google Voice a "Free" Service? This Ribbit is talking a $30.00/mo service charge....Maybe I read it wrong.

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    This is from their site...

    "When the beta program ends, we'll still offer a free version of the service. So you can keep on using Ribbit Mobile for no charge - or pay a few bucks for a pro-level plan."

    I am still more comfortable with Google Voice. I have no fear they will go broke anytime soon.

    Any fellow stackers need a GV invite?. I have an extra.
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    I love GV too. As I mentioned, I grabbed me an invite the minute they were available and have thoroughly abused the service. Just nice to see some others out there trying to get some competition in the market going.
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    GV has been flawless for me. It's the only numbers I give out. I have a personal number and one I use for business. I was even able to get a number I liked. xxx-xmyname

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    I would like a GV invite if you still have it. tkolgen22@gmail.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmc View Post
    This is from their site...

    "When the beta program ends, we'll still offer a free version of the service. So you can keep on using Ribbit Mobile for no charge - or pay a few bucks for a pro-level plan."

    I am still more comfortable with Google Voice. I have no fear they will go broke anytime soon.

    Any fellow stackers need a GV invite?. I have an extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkolgen View Post
    I would like a GV invite if you still have it. tkolgen22@gmail.com
    Sent. Enjoy

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    Thanks can't wait to try it out


    Quote Originally Posted by Emmc View Post
    Sent. Enjoy

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    What do people think of Ribbit? I just received an invite. Is it better than GV?

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    I use GV to save on phone calls (I can manage it via BB). Is that possible with Ribbit?

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    I just got my Ribbit invite. Anybody else using this service as opposed to GV?
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