How I got Google Voice with OUT waiting for Google or a friends invites!

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    Hi all,

    I was doing some messing around with my Cell and on my Pc I already use Google Chrome and got a Google Voice add on! In my dabbling (which i should have taken more notice of) I set up GV to use its Voice Message features then after I did so a button appeared asking if i wanted a GV Number in my area code I even put in my first name and now have full functioning GV919 780-4Bob :icon_ banana: !

    Now its possible that because I have so many other Google apps/programs and the fact I requested a GV number about 10 weeks ago it allowed me to do this BUT guys maybe not!!
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    I just paid $2 on ebay and didn't worry about the headache of trying to find someone to give me an invite.
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    i got mine from a nice person and androidforums
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    I tried this..

    i installed the add-on.. cant do anything with out a google number.
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    did you get any invites?? ;) i need one :p
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    Will not verify phone number

    After verifying your phone number after prompting you for your email address, it verifies your phone number - which it did successfully. It then asks for a four-digit PIN number. You enter it, then enter it once again to confirm the PIN. It then says that it once again is verifying my phone number. After about a minute of working, it then says that phone number can not be verified. Have tried several times and kept getting same response.

    Has anyone else had same problem?
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    when I first set up I used to get recordings saying that I had a Vrzn # that was changed or out of service and after confirming this with Vrzn I changed to a different number and its been working as advertised! Maybe a change of number will work correctly?
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    You need an invite and then register on their site. I had the same thing happen to me until i got an invite and registered.
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    ugh...

    Can one of you that has just gotten an invite PLS send me one? private message me and i will give you my email address..I am an Iraq war veteran for those who care!!!! thanks!
    I literally have been trying for months!
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    i just offered my gf's daughter who is in college a candy bar, lol

    took about 18 hours and i have my number set up :)
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    What I want to know is how will google voice benefit me? I'm not sure I get the whole concept but I am intrigued with it. I only own my cell, (I do have a land line at home) so how can this GV help make my experience better? Thanks for any input here to help me understand how this actually makes things easier....
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    i also paid $2 on ebay, but have not gotten any invites to share that i know of. is there some place i should be looking?
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    I've got google voice but don't know if I've got invites to give out, I have a few I'd like to use and I'd share some if I have enough, just don't/can't fine where they are if I do have them... insight anyone?
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    I don't really use the GV phone number. The GV phone number would be great if you had multiple phone numbers and wanted to be able to give everyone just one number that they can use to reach you regardless of where you are; home, work, out. For me, that's what a cell phone is for. :)
    I just use it for the voice mail. The GV voice mail is just too good not to use. You get a text transcription of the voicemail so you don't even need to listen to it. Or you can just listen to it directly on the phone with no need to dial into a voice mail system.

    If you have any invites available they will show up only on the google voice website, voice.google.com. After you log in you will have the usual options in the left pane. At the bottom of the options in the left pane will be a link that say "Invite a freind: 2 left" or however many you have left. If you don't have any invites, you wont see that link.