Gmail preparing to remove the invitation system

Gmail preparing to remove the invitation system

Summary: Ionut was so far ahead of this news that it hasn't even happened yet.  He tells us that everyone in the world is now available to sign up for Gmail, but that's clearly not the case (yet).

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Ionut was so far ahead of this news that it hasn't even happened yet.  He tells us that everyone in the world is now available to sign up for Gmail, but that's clearly not the case (yet).  Even if I use the direct link to the signup page, it still asks me to log in without the option to create a new account.

However, there is very strong evidence that this will be happening sooner than later -- on February 5th, this help page was updated to state they have already "flipped the switch", even though they clearly haven't.

Anyone in the world is now welcome to create a Gmail account at http://mail.google.com/mail/signup. Enjoy!

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  • Technically anyone can sign up

    If you go to www.google.com/accounts/SmsMailSignup1 you can get an invitation code free via sms from google. So technically everyone can sign up as long as they have a phone with sms.
    aefjunk@...
  • Try this link

    That link didn't work for me either in the UK. However, this one seems to work fine:

    https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount?service=mail&t=87ea2e6a-47a98ed9-ee2b161caf70dfc066f8&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2Fmail%2Fe-11-103fad392148ca90332e962e283246e5-8eda30545a597f4c50a33b6049a52226925c69fb&type=2

    Posted to the Google Blogoscoped forum by David Hetfield:

    http://blog.outer-court.com/forum/85477.html
    Tony Ruscoe
  • No Problems here

    Just got mine from http://mail.google.com/mail/signup.

    :-)
    noroot
  • Still can't

    Just tried and it still wants a cell number...so the 49% of non-cell users in the U.S. are still out of luck...:-(
    mames1701
    • Works

      As of 10:13 (22:13) CST the standard (http) web signup page is working.
      lostinlodos