This little tidbit of news made my week! Google Voice now lets you forward and reply to SMS through email. That means if somebody text messages your Google Voice number then you can choose to have it forwarded to your email address. You can then reply to that email and it will respond with a text message.
This is just one step closer to being able to disable this price gouging $4.99/month text messaging plan I have on AT&T.
Just fire up your Google Voice account if you have one at www.google.com/voice and select the Settings tab and then the Voicemail & SMS tab.