Creating this thread for the purpose of posting any new information regarding workarounds with Google places, verification problems and such. Ill start off with a tip I received from "localdominator" in regards to bypassing the post card verification, the theory is if you open a new gmail account with your firstname.lastname@example.org then open a listing it will allow you to phone verify it, now Ive tried to no avail, heres what I did: - Multiple local IPs - GP listing had the same phone number as the gmail account - even had my last name as part of the "business name" ex. Daniels Repair Man. - GP listing had an address in the same city as the IP. There must be more to it, any ideas, knowledge, hypothesis? feel free to share the love.