Today, let's take a look at using the service on your smartphone. CNET's Jessica Dolcourt explains how in this brief but informative video (which is best viewed full-screen):
Once you're done with that, check out CNET's Google Voice guide for newbies, which includes more video and a good overview of the service -- most notably the two options for using it (keeping your number or getting a new one).
That's all till Tuesday, folks! If you're a fellow American, have a safe and happy holiday this weekend.