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Re: Information Wanted on

Mark Roberts (
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:55:18 -0000

John Mayson <> had written:

> Has anyone tried the service offered by Grand Central?


> They offer a free telephone number that'll try all of your phone
> numbers until it reaches you. I personally have no use for this
> service, but am curious nonetheless if anyone has heard anything good
> or bad. I'd be hesitant to give out my phone numbers.

I've been using it for a few months. I use it to provide an alias
to my cell phone number. Occasionally I've had difficulty with the
feature that rings you up, announces the caller's name, and gives you
the option to take the call. I'm not sure whether this is because
of delays on the cell phone, or because I'm just not listening

The other complaint I have is that the web site requires Flash. It
really does require Flash; that's what it's using to play the voice
mails. I suppose that's better than requiring something even more
proprietary such as Windows Media Player. But the login interface
should not also require Flash. That's just bad user interface design.
It also makes it unusable on my Linux boxes where I have refused to
install Flash.

Aside from those points, it seems to work well. You can give you your
number to whomever you want, so I'm not sure why that would be an

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