I’ve had Google Voice ever since it was Grand Central. It still is missing a few features that would make it perfect, like forwarding calls from two Google Voice numbers to a single cell, or forwarding one Google voice number to a second. Overall, though, its a great service. Today, those in the US can sign up without an invite.
A little over a year ago, we released an early preview of Google Voice, our web-based platform for managing your communications. We introduced one number to ring all your phones, voicemail that works like email, free calls and text messages to the U.S. and Canada, low-priced international calls and more—the only catch was you had to request and receive an invite to try it out. Today, after lots of testing and tweaking, we’re excited to open up Google Voice to the public, no invitation required.