My understanding is that Google Voice for cell phones works through your existing cell phone network, and is not VoIP. But I'm confused.
If you use Google Voice to make calls, is that any different from using normal calling on your phone? Will it use up the same minutes on your wireless account?
I understand that Google Voice can give you free SMS messaging. Does that mean if you text from Google Voice, you don't need a Messaging plan from your wireless provider?
And how does this all tie in with Android? Is Google Voice integrated throughout Android, or do you need to go into the Google Voice app to use Google Voice features? If your normal cell phone number is called, will Google Voice pick up, or will it use the normal phone?
I'm saving up for a Nexus One this summer, and if I can get a Google Voice invite I'd like to take full advantage. (Speaking of which, would anyone like to send me a Google Voice invite?)