The Griggs – Skype – Google Voice – Call Forwarding Smash-Up

Here’s a way Teg Griggs is recreating Ribbit Mobile:

I think I've recovered the key functionality: Call from home phone with mobile number, voice to text voicemail transcriptions, and softphone.

Here's what I did:

  • Subscribed to Skype unlimited nationwide calling for $2.99 a month (+15% discount if you buy for a year).
  • Changed the outbound caller-id to my cell phone (SMS verification required).
  • Got a Skype In number ($60/year - 50% discount = $30).
  • Purchased Connect Me Skype ATA ($50 - $2 Skype Out Credit = $48) - http://www.freetalkconnect.com/me/
  • Got a Google Voice Number.
    • Added my Skype In number as the number to forward to (call back verification)
    • Added my Mobile Phone and set it to receive Voice-to-text voicemail as SMS (call back verification)
    • Turned off forwarding to my Mobile Phone from Google Voice
  • Forwarded my mobile phone's conditional call forwarding to the Google Voice Number

Ta da!  Ribbit Mobile using two fully supported voice services!

Let us all know how it works Ted!

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