“If you could leave a message and some change at the beep” 

Google is doing something very interesting.  It appears that the giant is extending its services to the homeless.   It will be furnishing a permanent phone number to any of the homeless in the San Francisco area that would like one.   They seem to want everyone to have a home-base of sorts where they can be contacted, which is a great thing.  I watched a documentary on the homeless before and one of the greatest things to overcome is no point of contact.  This is especially important for those trying to get jobs, if you have no contact info it makes it very difficult to get a job.  So this will help give those, who wish to help themselves, a foot up.  I give Google props for doing their part to help the community and now they have a whole new pool of minions to hire from.