There has been rampant speculation in recent days that Google Voice was going to become widely available this week. That hasn't happened yet, but Google Voice (formerly Grand Central until its was renamed in March) may be closing in on that major expansion, as a report circulates that Google recently reserved as many as 1 million phone numbers with Level 3 Communications. Level 3 has supplied the company with numbers previously, but the free service has been available only to previous Grand Central customers.
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Grand Central became Google Voice in March