It does look like Google has recently taken a step that makes it appear as if they are preparing to launch Google Voice sooner than later. Google has recently grabbed one million phone numbers with Level 3, which for those unfamiliar, Level 3 is the service Google has already been using with Google Voice.
Unfortunately a launch date is not yet available, however for those still waiting, trust me it will be worth the wait. I was lucky enough to score an account way back when it was still Grand Central and since Google has
opened transferred over to Google Voice, the service has been rock solid.
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