Google Voice

4232368305-voice_logo_smI’ve been using Google Voice since it was known as GrandCentral. It changed over sometime March 2009. Too bad they didn’t have that nifty “vanity name selector” when I signed up or else I would have gone for something like ###-BEEJ. Well, Google Voice is available by invitation only, and it seems pretty tough for people to get invitations because its demand has remained quite high since the beginning.

Fret not, because I have a grand total of THREE invitations. I had some invites for Google Wave too, but no one was interested.

I actually use Google Voice quite a bit because I deal a lot on Craigslist, so it’s nice not to give away my real phone number. My Google Voice number actually forwards to my cell. It even lets me screen calls and check voicemail online.

Want an invite?

Since I only have 3 invites, I thought I’d be creative. Leave a comment following guidelines below:

  1. Comment must be left before 12 noon Pacific Time, Thursday, December 10, 2009.
  2. In the email field, use the email address you’d like the invitation sent to in the body of the message. Double check that the email address you provide is accurate! Please note that Google Voice is only available for sign up in the US.

I’ll use a random number generator to pick 3 to send invites to. I get very few comments on my site to begin with, so if there are only 3 or fewer requests, congratulations! Everyone gets one! If you don’t want an invite, but just want to leave a comment, that’s cool too, but do the rest of the peeps a favor and specify that you don’t need an invitation.

You can also just request an invite directly from Google by visiting their Request an Invite page.


Jessica Cheng December 9, 2009 Reply

ooo. i wanna try. :)

Chris December 9, 2009 Reply

Why can fantastically cool things like this ever be available up in the Great White North? Not that I'm bitter. Or jealous. No way. =)

Andrew Lee December 9, 2009 Reply

Hi Jen! I'd love an invite. / I will email you soon! I'm in the middle of exams….


kurt December 10, 2009 Reply

thanks! sign me up

Abraham December 10, 2009 Reply

hmm.. i remember signing up for grand central interest beta thinger WAYYY back when but i don't think i ever got an invite :(

Jen December 10, 2009 Reply

@Chris: hahaha….but you get cool stuff like….the winter olympics!

Congratulations to the people who got the invitations! Now someone go invite Kurt.

Chris December 12, 2009 Reply

True, we do have the Winter Olympics and all. But still… the Olympics will last a few weeks, Google Voice will last for much longer (says the guy who also has tickets to some of the Olympic events).

Nate January 27, 2010 Reply

I seem to be a little late to the game, but just read up on the google voice and it looks amazing. I was wondering if still had any of those extra invites floating around out there that you wouldnt mind donating. I would be truely grateful …

my email is


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