Judging by the comments in the post where Brad described his experiences with the Sprint + Google Voice integration after receiving his beta invite a few weeks ago, many peoples interest was piqued. Luckily, the wait is over for those of us who weren't fortunate enough to get an early invite to the program - they've now opened the doors for the rest of us.

The announcement comes courtesy of a post on the Google Voice blog, and outlines the 2 options available:

Option 1: Keep your Sprint number: Your Sprint number becomes your Google Voice number so that when people call your Sprint mobile number, it rings all the phones you want.

Option 2: Replace your Sprint number with your Google Voice number: All calls made and texts sent from your Sprint phone will display your Google Voice number.

In both cases, Google Voice replaces Sprint voicemail and international calls made from the Sprint phone will be connected by Google Voice.

Sounds exciting, doesn't it? But there are a few caveats - the most significant of which are that Google Voice doesn't handle MMS, and you'll receive double notifications. For a full primer, read Brad's post, and then the follow up in which he answers some common questions.

[Source: Google Voice Blog]