I've had 5 invites so far, 3 of them to the same email address. Before peeps start begging, all the spare ones have already been given away.
It's a fun game once you get going. I had a 3 week wait before any portals appeared in my town, & I only have pedal power.
It takes me about 4 hours to get round all my local portals, & I'm lucky enough to have 1 on my front door. I suppose that's what you get for living in 1 of the oldest buildings in the country (built 1089 <-- correct date, not a typo, but it's still only the 2nd oldest building in town
Our local Enlightened gave up for a while because they were getting their arses kicked, even though they were higher level than us. We had to let everything decay, but they have finally started playing again. Last night they turned the town green, so today I plan on turning it blue again & hopefully hit lvl 6 in the process.
My phone only gets 48 mins on it's own battery with the Ingress app on, need to leave it on to get XM. But thankfully I have an Anker Astro III 10k mAh external battery, originally bought for festivals, but proving to be very useful for Ingress. Using this I can easily go all day.