NetZero has released a voicemail service called PrivatePhone. This free service will give you a local phone number that has a voicemail capable of holding 10 messages. You can then hand out this phone number to people instead of giving out your real phone number. This is supposed to be a great solution for those people publishing their phone numbers in locations like the classified ads.
You are able to choose your state, city, and area code for your phone number. PrivatePhone also lets you choose if you want to be notified via email or text message when a new voicemail arrives. To retrieve your messages you can call the phone number or listen to them online. Their free service limits you to just 10 messages and call forwarding is not included with the free plan. They have two plans available that range from $3.95/month to $14.95/month if you wish to receive additional features.