Google Voice is a really awesome service, which provides you with an alternative number which you can use to manage your physical phones, and also setup rules and filtering so that you are not disturbed with unwanted calls or messages. Unfortunately, Google voice is only available for US citizens and that too with an invitation.
The good news is that Google is giving away free Google Voice invites to U.S students. To request a free invite, all you need is a .edu email address – this is to ensure that you are a student.
To request a free invite, head over to this page and fill a simple application form as shown below:
The official Google blog quotes:
Google Voice is currently only available by invite, a lot of students are still listening to voicemail and sending text messages the old-fashioned way. As a recent college graduate, I can’t think of anything more painful! So starting today, we’ll be giving priority Google Voice invites to students.
If you are a U.S Student and do not have a Google Voice invitation yet, this is the right moment to request a free invite.