Google announced number portability (all kinds of phone numbers, cell, land, VOIP, etc). The techcrunch article Google Voice’s Secret Weapon: Number Portability talks about how cool would it be to have numbers portability between carriers, but that already exists now among most carriers. The whole value posed within this article is so really not a value at all. I have used GrandCentral from its early days. Well they were my customers three years ago. Then Craig knew somebody at Google who had worked with him earlier and somehow Google ended up buying them.
Nonetheless, the real offering is still not there from their. Very surprised that Google has not over turned this and tried to be a middleman within the Telephony business.