Google Voice for Students

Google just announced they’re giving away Google Voice invites to students. If you’re a student, visit and enter an email address that ends in .edu. Your Google Voice invite will arrive in your inbox within 24 hours. Keep in mind that only one invite will be be sent per email address and Google Voice is currently only available in the U.S.

I use my Google Voice number ALL the time and even gave away all my invites here. I use it for craigslist and it handles all my voicemail (so it’s archived or even accessible on the web). It’s just GREAT so go get one for yourself!!!

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.