Doing a little surfing I came across this little site. Its run by J2 who already does free and paid voice mail/fax services online, so I thought I’d give it a try. Free is free, right? When you sign up your given a ‘non’ local number that people can call and leave you a message at. Once they do that, its then emailed to you as a mail attachment. There’s a 3 minute limit on messages, but hey, its free. They also provide a little player that has to be used to play the attachments. So this would be pretty good to use when your signing up for stuff online or you want people to be able to contact you, but you don’t want to give out your real phone number. Most people now days have free long distance on their cellphones..so its not like its costing them anything. Also if your outside the US, and you want people to be able to contact you, but they have a fear of calling internationally, why not get one of these so they can send you messages and only have to pay domestic long distance. I’m just wondering how they will be able to keep it free.. may be advertising tacked on to the beginning of the messages? I’m not sure..guess I’ll just have to check that out too.
http://www.evoice.com/ if you want to give it a try.
Note: Email arrived about 2 minutes after call ended. Quality is very clear. No ads.