Finally! The days of lurking in forums, begging on Twitter, and hounding everyone you know just to get a Google Voice invite are officially over. Google announced that they have decided to open up Google Voice to the public, no invitation required, so long as you're in the United States. If you're not familiar with Google Voice, you need to be. Especially if you're hooked on smartphones in any way, shape or form. Google says it best:
"We’re proud of the progress we’ve made with Google Voice over the last few years, and we’re still just scratching the surface of what’s possible when you combine your regular phone service with the latest web technology."
You can learn more about Google Voice, as well as get signed up HERE. Get into everything Android and Google Voice related HERE. And finally, hit the source link to learn a little of the history and work that went into Google Voice. Enough talk -- free SMS awaits! [Google Voice Blog] Thanks Duvi!