Gmail open to all

by admin August 28, 2005 at 11:03 am

All those living in the US that is

Gmail, the free email service run by Google, has officially moved beyond beta stage and is open to anyone in the US.

The service had been available only to those invited to join, but now the service is open to any US resident with a mobile phone. New users can sign up for the service and get a code sent to their mobile phone that allows them to open an account.

“Why use mobile phones?” said Google in its corporate blog.

“It’s a way to help us verify that an account is being created by a real person, and that one person isn’t creating thousands of accounts. We want to keep our system as spam-free as possible, and making sure accounts are used by real people is one way to do that.”

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