GrandCentral Beta

There’s been a bunch of these free telephone number places, and I am not a big telephone talker so I don’t use them much.

I just got a number from They have a button that I am testing to call me. I have it set to send any callers to voice mail, but if it works, I can make it ring my work, home and cell number all at the same time.

This is how you contact me.

I tested it out. What it does is asks you your name and your phone number. It then gives you a call and you can record a message to me.

I can set it so it will give you a call and ring me up and connect us so you never know my phone number. This is neat, but I am not a talker. This would be good for someone who dreads missing a phone call.

Probably doesn’t work in Canada, Jim, but it’s free so give it a try.

I like the idea that I can give you my GrandCentral number and you can call that and it rings my home, work and cell all at the same time and connects to whoever answers.

I like the ring-back idea for security. I can out the contact button above on my website and people can call me, but they never actually get a hold of my phone number.

They say that they have limited numbers, but I got my invite the very next day.


  1. envaneo wrote:

    I like this. I’m not a talker either because I spend 4 hours a night on the phone as it is I don;t need to do any more then I need to unless it’s of course my wife, friends and family, and even then!

    I clicked on the link. How woulod you know the call is from me if I didn’t have I don’t have a phone but just click on the button? Does it work like a permalink or trackback.

    Jim Shannon

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  2. envaneo wrote:

    sorry for the typos, I’m running late.


    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  3. Keith wrote:

    I read the faqs and it only works on some USA area codes. It should have called you back when you typed in your number so you could leave me a message.

    I read where google bought grand central so maybe they will extend it to Canada.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm | Permalink