Do you have too many phone numbers? Google Voice has a nifty solution and is now available to anyone with a .edu email address without knowing anyone with an invite. Some of the cool features include getting voice mail sent to e-mail, sending free text messages, and reading voice-mail transcriptions.
How it works - You get a new phone number, and can forward all your other phones to the new one, and get all your messages in one place. And once you stop being amused by the way the transcription sometimes turns your friends' words into things they didn't really say, you might find it useful.
Check out Google's site and this Youtube clip and another for demos. To get an invite, just visit google.com/voice/students and enter an email address that that ends in .edu.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat