GrandCentralGoogle’s popular, but only to those few people lucky enough to use it thus far, GrandCentral is finally ready to come out of Beta under the name Google Voice.

According to the Offical Google Blog, Google Voice is rolling out in waves across the current users of GrandCentral with users receiving instructions in their inboxes on how to start using the new version.  The first new feature that the public is hearing about is the ability to have your voice mails transcribed to text automatically, and then you can also have them emailed to you or sent via SMS text.

SiliconAngle is reporting that some of the other features that may be included are six way conference calling, free domestic calls, forwarding of voice mails and more.

The service has been free while it has been in Beta, and the official information page is still saying it will be free, but it is difficult to imagine it will remain this way forever.  We here at StarterTech have been using the service for quite some time now, and we love it, but we still worry about what the eventual cost will be once they start some sort of subscription plan.  Will it be À la carte, or will it be all or nothing?  You have to say they are taking a lesson from drug dealers here in that the first taste is free, then once you’re hooked, they hit you up for the cost later.  We’re addicted, but we still fear the future.

The service will be accepting new users in the next few weeks, but no word on how you will go about applying to be one of the new accounts.

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