Move over visual voice mail! Google new Voice application improves the way you use your phone. You can get transcripts of your voicemail (see the video below) and archive and
search all of the SMS text messages you send and receive. You can also
use the service to make low-priced international calls and easily
access Goog-411 directory assistance.

Google Voice will be available to existing users of GrandCentral. GrandCentral offers many great features, including a single number to
ring your home, work, and mobile phones, a central voicemail inbox that
you could access on the web, and the ability to screen calls by
listening in live as callers leave a voicemail. You'll find these
features, and more, in the Google Voice preview.  Grand Central reminds me of the old Webly virtual assistant application.

ON: Google Voice via @jpenabickley