It’s so nice when vendors show support for higher education. Google will now be providing Google Voice to any student with a .edu address. Oh, the possibilities for teaching and learning!
Google Gives Away Google Voice Invites to College Students
Now anyone with a .edu e-mail address can enter it into the Google Voice for Students page and get an invite within 24 hours.
Google explained, “We’ve heard college students in particular really appreciate getting their voicemail sent to their e-mail, sending free text messages and reading voicemail transcriptions rather than listening to messages (especially handy while in class).”
This blanket invitation to the collegiate crowd seems like a way of appealing to a younger generation of mobile phone owners. Our guess is that Google hopes to convert these students into Android owners. With Android already making big gains in market share, this offer could help the company tap into the all-important youth demographic even more. Smart move, Google.
Article available at http://mashable.com/2010/05/14/google-voice-for-students/