Google now allows anyone in the United States to create a Google Voice account – no invitation required. Google Voice gives you the ability to have one telephone number that rings all your phones. You get free text messages and calls in the U.S. and Canada. The voice mail feature allows you to transcribe messages, and you can access it just like you would access your e-mail. Up until now you could only access the service if you were invited, but now you can create an account any time.
I have been using it for over a year, and it is pretty good – and free. I like the features it offers, and having one number ring all your phones is pretty awesome. I recommend you give it a try. You’ll like it.