OK, so we don’t feature well-known, press-o-rama products at Daily Grommet. What would be the point? But we’re making an exception for Google Voice. Why? Because we have been given 100 free beta accounts for our faithful followers. Jeanne approached Craig Walker, the founder of GrandCentral (who created the product and was then acquired by Google) with the idea, and he agreed. He liked the notion of getting these precious accounts into the hands of the thoughtful and adventurous people who frequent Daily Grommet.
In case you missed the tech world hoopla, here’s what BusinessWeek just wrote about Google Voice:
In late June, Google concluded a private test of Google Voice and began inviting consumers on its waiting list to sign up for the service. Users of Google Voice use the Internet to make phone calls, listen to voice mails and read transcripts of them, and also to get a unified phone number that can track them down based on what phone they’re near.
Anyway, we can’t just GIVE them away. We have to make it a bit of fun. Go here to the Daily Grommet blog to learn more about Google Voice and how to snag one of these accounts. They do seem to be as rare as hen’s teeth. Jeanne’s been testing the product with her own beta account, and her cousin who is a journalist, said,
How the heck did you get an account? I’m a REPORTER and I can’t seem to get one!”
Jeanne just smiled her Cheshire Cat smile, and said something soothing. (I imagine.)