Originally Posted by iunlock
The rumor is that they might start charging for the service. -And seriously I think you're missing the point of the question.
Sent from the King of phablets, none else than the Note 3.
That rumor was also heard last year, and the year before. Not saying it won't happen, but I quit caring.
I use Google voice with an obihai. Works great. You can still forward and answer from cell and all that, but I haven't paid for a land line in years. All you do is sign in from work if you want to use it elsewhere.
As far as security goes, you are subject to being monitored whenever you are suspected of wrong doing, no matter which carrier you choose. And for that matter, VoIP is what all the major carriers use now anyways.
If you are strictly speaking from a standpoint of being spammed and site recommendations based on growing history, etc... Than you can just create a generic Google account and assign the number to that one, while still enjoying the other Google account (this is what I did to keep my g voice and personal phone separate).
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