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http://www.youtube.com/v/m4Q9MJdT5Ds&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 Good news if you’ve signed up for a Google Voice invite. The company announced today that those invitations are now starting to trickle out to new users. Didn’t sign up for an invite yet? No worries, but you should run, not walk, to the sign-up […]

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Good news if you’ve signed up for a Google Voice invite. The company announced today that those invitations are now starting to trickle out to new users. Didn’t sign up for an invite yet? No worries, but you should run, not walk, to the sign-up page to request one.

Now that I have a second mobile line but no landline, I use Google Voice to manage my incoming calls. For folks who have my Google Voice number, I have it set to ring both my iPhone and Pre. In fact, I had my sister call me to test it just yesterday when she stopped by. She dialed and immediately both phones were ringing, which blew her mind.

google-voice-webGoogle Voice is also capable of handling incoming text messages and voicemails, both of which can be transcribed for you. I hit up my Google Voice account on the web using my iPhone yesterday and was able to read the most recent voicemail messages, which were transcribed with great accuracy. Here’s a screen-cap to the right showing the mobile web interface and a text message conversation I had on two different phones. There’s other flexibility as well: You can define which phones ring depending on who is calling or if it’s late afternoon on a weekend.

All in all, I’m thrilled with the free service. I still can’t wait until I can port my main mobile number to the service, though. I’ve had that number since 2000 and, more importantly, it’s the number that nearly all of my contacts have. Speaking of contacts, Google Voice uses your Gmail contact list for an address book. Glad I moved to that a ways back for my contact needs.

  1. Will google voice be available in the UK? I have not seen anything to indicate either way.

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  2. why can’t u just let all ur contacts know you have a new phone #. like via facebook or whatever you use with ur friends.

    what also hasn’t been mentioned around town is that you can send texts via google voice for free. so if im on my viliiv s5 with 3g connection i can send and reply to my texts on their for free. or even when im on my cell phone. im on a pay as you go phone plan so texts cost me 20 cents. well if i get online via wifi or 3g i can send texts for free.

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  3. Hey, does your google voice account still function on your Iphone with the recent news that apple was blocking the native app? Just curious. I know you’re using the web to access it, but I wasnt’ sure if that was blocked too? I have a blackberry, so I’m not affected. That’s why I ask about the IPhone. I have friends that are highly interested.

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    1. Yes, Google Voice over the web works fine on the iPhone. I use it every day in the browser, in fact. I have most, if not all, of the same features offered by the software client over the web.

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  4. Can anybody please send me an invitation of google voice account… my id is saadat.abubakr @gmail.com (without spaces).
    thanks a lot
    saadat

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    1. Saadat. I think you can send yourself an invite from this URL–
      http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html

      At lease when I view it, there is a link for an invite. Perhaps google shows / hides the link based on the IP address of the viewer? Not sure about that.

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  5. Hey if anyone has a spare google voice invite and would like to share, please send one over to deviatorz@gmail.com. I’m currently a student and this would definitely benefit me. Thanks in advanced.

    Tim

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  6. I too am looking for a Google Voice invite.
    Here’s hoping some kind soul out there is willing to share.
    If so please send it to jupton535@gmail.com

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  7. I am looking for a google voice invite please. If anyone has any spare invites I would much appreciate it, as I only use my cell phone for all business and home calls. Thanks!

    kevin.appraisal@gmail.com

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  8. I have about 6 spare Google Voice invitations that i would like to trade for a single Google Wave Invite. Anyone with Wave here?

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    1. i can do the trade.. i got 10 wave invites.. so mail me n3c3ssary3vil@gmail.com..

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    2. i have a bunch of wave invites can we trade 1 for 1 nesedesigns@homail.com

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  9. Hii
    any one can send me google voice invite @ sunny5055@gmail.com

    thanks a ton

    Sunny

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  10. can anyone send me an invitation of Google voice at irfanmail@gmail.com

    OR

    irfan.ansari@gmail.com

    please

    Thanks

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