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I sent myself an invitation to open up a new account and did that. Then I activated call forwarding no answer to my new Google Voice number. What's nice about it is that it sends me a transcript and wav file of the message to my Blackberry so I don't have to call in to gt my messages.
So far so good - Plus, I like the "Google saves everything" aspect of the new Voice mail.
If I want to revert to my Verizon wireless Voicemail, I just dial *73 to cancel the forwarding.
Pretty neat if you ask me.