I’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:
- Comment must be left before 12 noon Pacific Time, Thursday, December 10, 2009.
- In the email field, use the email address youâ€™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.