This isn’t a major issue, but after a number of telephone calls that I’ve made over the past couple of days that confused a few people, I thought it was time to explain one important aspect of how I communicate with members of Saint Matthew’s.
When I am in the church office here at Saint Matthew’s or at my computer when I am home, and when I have to make a telephone call, I will be making the call through the Google Talk interface. This is important to understand since people receiving calls from me at these times will see a different telephone number pop up on Call IDs.
“Dumont, NJ – 338-0049” will appear on Caller IDs when I am calling from my computer.
That telephone number is my Google Voice number, a number assigned to me when I signed up for Google’s telephone management system. I am not happy that I can’t change the Caller ID to include my name, but I am hopeful that in the future that service will be made available.
And why do I call from my computer instead of my cell, home, or church phones?
Google Talk telephone calls are free.
I like free.
Plus, the quality of the telephone calls via the Google Talk service are outstanding.