i have my google number, i use it to put on my sites and public documents. i had it when it was originally grandcentral of course google has given it skype like capabilites. it also has my two fave reasons, 1. its free, 2. it dont cost nothin' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Q9MJdT5Ds Google Voice invites on their way 6/25/2009 09:32:00 AM "A couple of months ago we announced Google Voice, a service that gives you one phone number to link all your phones and makes voicemail as easy as email. We are happy to share that Google Voice is beginning to open up beyond former GrandCentral users. If you requested an invitation on the Google Voice site or previously on GrandCentral, keep your eye out for an invite email. Once you receive your invitation, just click on the link and follow the instructions to setup your new Voice account. To help you find a Google number that is personalized to you, we've added a number picker that lets you search by area code and text. See if you can find a number that contains your name, a specific word or a number combination." invite page: Code: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googlevoiceinvite/ "Please leave your name and email, and we'll invite you as soon as Google Voice becomes available. If you left us your email address previously on the GrandCentral site, you don't need to resubmit it here. This email address will only be used to inform you about when you will be able to sign up and not be collected or used for any marketing purposes."