For those of you who were in telecom back in the day, you may recall that the Computer Telephony show in Los Angeles, CA had a press event where they got together with exhibitors to give away free voicemail to the homeless.
Even before CTEXPO did this, MFS Internet had the same idea.
Giving the homeless access to telephony services and free voicemail is great because it allows them to keep in touch with loved ones and also allows them the potential to communicate with prospective employers more easily.
Google will now also be giving away free voicemail to the homeless in San Francisco and although they aren’t first, they will likely do it well.
Hats off to Google for doing this.