A friends teens love to find their Mom's Facebook account open, so they can do some mischief. They are good kids. But others could do you real harm. This is the topic of last Sunday's Family Tech column.
Basically, you can make your GV number your Sprint number for vice versa.
I'm not really sold on why I'd want to do this. A huge benefit of GV for me is if I hand out that number, and have all calls sent to my cell phone, if I later lose or break my cell phone any calls can be forwarded to another phone for me.
I was in a cell store one day when a plumber who listed only his cell phone as his business number found out it would take three days to replace his broken phone. That was three days without customers being able to reach him. Needless to say, he was not happy. A Google Voice number would make that a non-issue.
I guess you can still do this, but when I went to make the switch, I was told my phone was not eligible. I had to contact Sprint to find out why. I will when I have some time.
The first column for May asks how can you tell if your garage door is open while you are in bed? How do you know if someone comes into your driveway, or if the mail has arrived to your street side box? I touch on Home Automation and its increasing power in the first Family Tech column of May.
I am always amazed at how productive I can be using just free software. For the last column in April I shared some of my best finds. Be sure to see the Links page for that column for links to all the great software.