I'll write a post soon on Google Voice. I've had it since it was Grand Central, and now that it is out of beta I'm giving out its phone number more.
Suffice to say, I love it.
I just had the greatest idea, and submitted it to Google as feedback.
They assign every Google Voice user a phone number. My idea is this : if someone emails [my phone number]@gmail.com then it should deposit that email in my gmail inbox.
Then with one 10 digit identifier, someone could send me email, call me, leave a voice message, or send me a text message. And if they follow another feedback suggestion I made, send me a fax too.
Could the truly global inbox be a few Google features away?
I sure hope so.