June 25, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
After being profiled this morning in a Today Show segment, it was announced that Google Voice would be opening nationwide in the United States. Approximately two hours ago, Google Voice confirmed that starting today, invites are going out to those who have requested accounts. It will take some time for everyone to receive an invitation, so don’t fret if you haven’t gotten yours yet. There is a massive invite list of people waiting to receive notification. (If you haven’t already, request an invitation at Google.com/voice).
As a reminder, Google Voice is a communication system that allows members to use one phone number to control various lines, have one central voicemail box, listen to or read voicemail transcriptions online, archive and search SMS messages, make cheap international calls, and perform several other functions.
Android users who sign-up for Google Voice accounts can then be sure to use the GV app that makes some of those services easier to use on Android.