At 10 AM on Tuesday, Google announced on its Google Voice blog that the Google Voice will open its doors to everyone. Which means that you will not need a invite to try out the early preview of the service. If you are unsure what Google Voice does, Google Voice is a web-based platform for managing your communications where Google gives you a phone number (or not if you don’t want one) and it sets up with multiple phones and cell phones. When a call goes to that number, it can ring and let you answer the call or let it go to their phone number. It can let you call out from that number with a phone for free in the US (or a small fee for international).  It also has a ability to receive or send a text message from that number.  For more information see the link http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html. It was released in an early preview to certain people who were able to snag an invite over a year ago.

On Google’s blog, they announced:

Today, after lots of testing and tweaking, we’re excited to open up Google Voice to the public, no invitation required.

Which means that anyone will have the ability to use the service for free. Try it out now at http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html.

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