I am currently in the keen Google GrandCentral beta.

If you live in the USA, and if you want an invitation to the beta, post a comment here and I’ll send out invitations until I run out.

Here’s some information on what GrandCentral does for managing your communication:

GrandCentral offers many features that complement the phone
services you already use. If you have multiple phone numbers (e.g.,
home, work, cell), you get one phone number that you can set to ring
all, some, or none of your phones, based on who’s calling. This way,
your phone number is tied to you, and not your location or job.

service also gives you one central voice mailbox. You can listen to
your voicemails online or from any phone, forward them to anybody, add
the caller to your address book, block a caller as spam, and a lot
more. You can even listen in on voicemail messages from your phone
while they are being recorded, or switch a call from your cell phone to
your desk phone and back again. All in all, you’ll have a lot more
control over your phones.

Take a look at these additional fine features:


GrandCentral is the communications wave of the future: One phone number
to unite the rest of your life — even if you change phone carriers or
add new numbers for contact.
If you have any questions, let me know!


  1. Hi Katha!
    Yes, you must have a USA phone number of some sort to use the service right not, but if you want to check out the beta now and, perhaps, set it up upon your return, let me know!

  2. Gordon —
    The things I am loving so far are the Call Screening feature and the ability to push future calls from unwanted callers into the Spam bin.
    Oh, and choosing to ring your home phone or your cell phone is wondrous!
    Did you get an NYC number?

  3. UPDATE:
    I removed the Contact Form as a request avenue because too many of those emails are coming up with faked IP addresses. I need to confirm you are in the USA or else it is a wasted invitation.
    If you decide to register here, make sure you conform to our Comments Policy as previously mentioned.

  4. Gordon —
    I used to be 212, 718, 646 and 917.
    212 rocks, 718 was okay. No one understands 646. So this time I went with 917.
    917 used to be reserved only for cellular phones and pagers until that was deemed illegal — so now several businesses in Manhattan use 917 as their area code and that’s why I went that way! 😀

  5. What couldn’t there be to love by mixing Google and telecommunications? If you have another invite, I’d love to try!

  6. David,
    I’d love to get an invitation. I’m about to get a new cell phone for work, and I think that this would be great to get in case I need to switch jobs and lose this new number. I’m in area code 801 – you can check my IP to make sure I’m in the US. Thanks so much (in advance!)
    Shane Warby

  7. David, I am now changing my carriers, and wanted to use Grandcentral to be my only number. Can you please send me an invite. I appreciate it!
    – Seshu
    cosmican at gmail dat com

  8. I’d love an invitation as well. I just signed up for a WordPress.com account, so I’m not sure that this will post my first and last name (as stipulated in the comment policies). However, my name is Jesse Jones, and I’ll thank you in advance!

  9. Hi David,
    I’d love an invitation is there’s still some left. Really want to check out what the fuzz with Grand Central is all about.

  10. Hey David,
    I just saw Grandcentral in use and thought it was amazing
    please can you send me an invite?

  11. UPDATE:
    I am presently out of GrandCentral invitations.
    If I get more, I will re-open this thread and offer them again!
    Thanks to everyone who participated — and watch this space!

  12. I am in desperate need of an invite to this service!! I’ve been looking for this for years!!! Thanks in advance for your consideration!

  13. if you get more, please send me one. I can’t afford a cell phone so I use skype, this would be great for my situation. Thanks in advance!

  14. I’m sorry, we aren’t taking reservations for future Grand Central Beta invitations.
    We prefer to give them to our loyal readers that visit us every day and participate in the blog.
    If we get new invitations, we’ll post a whole new message on the blog.
    I removed your email address to protect you from harvesting Spam bots.

  15. Hi, I´m living in South America and if I will get an invitation would be great to be in contact with my family.
    PLS I will really appreciate that.

  16. Hi David,
    I understand you’re not giving out any other beta invites just now, but…
    If you do, I’d love one…I think I’m a perfect fit. Single dad…two kids always needing to reach me. ex-wife… a couple of jobs in two very different arenas. Work remotely and travel frequently so having the central system other than a cell phone is rather awesome.

  17. I would love to try out grandcentral. Also I will will use my invitations to get more people. Can you please send me a invite?

  18. I’d really love an invite as soon as you can get one. Thanks!
    justin.lowery >at

  19. I hope it is not too late. I am sure you have run out of invites already but if you haven’t…..

  20. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get into the beta. Would love to try it out.

  21. i’d love to get the invitation too. can you please send me the one?

  22. I have been trying to get an invitation for a while now. If you are still sending them out I would really love to be a part of the BETA. Thanks in advance.

  23. David, I would really appreciate an invite if you have any left! I’ve been on their waiting list for months and months without any avail. Thanks so much in advance! collegeisamovie@gmail.com

  24. We do not have any more GrandCentral invitations and we haven’t had any since we announced that fact here on February 26, 2008.
    As I also said, if we do get more GrandCentral invitations, we will post a new article on the blog.
    We are closing this comments stream. Do not contact us in email or in the comments stream for different article asking for GrandCentral invitation. We do not have any and we will not respond.

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