By Google, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home.
You’re in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don’t want to hear from.
Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.
Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.
Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.
Cheap international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data.
Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for iPhone use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)
What's New in Version 2.6
- Suggested Contacts: quickly call or message your top contacts
- Batch archive entire conversations, calls and voicemails via long-press
- Batch delete individual messages via long-press and tapping select
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Enable high contrast mode (no message bubble fill color) in grayscale mode
- Reply to messages from notifications
- Bug fixes
Love it. Excellent for Legally Recording too!
I have had this Google phone number attached to my regular number for quite some time. I downloaded the app to my iPhone and was exceedingly surprised at how user-friendly and convenient it is to have a second number that is really attached to my main number. And I do not have to download "sketchy" apps that want to download my contacts to their server and all the other things that are so questionable these days. The part I do really love and have used, is that when people call my Google number, I can press the number four on the keypad, and it plays a legal recording telling both parties that the call is being recorded. If they continue, that is their legal acknowledgment and then Google sends you that entire recording to keep or archive on their trusted servers for as long as needed. Overall, I really cannot say enough about the Google number feature. And the app that I am reviewing here, is just an added bonus that deserves 10 stars in my opinion.
Less Glitchy Interface
Have been using Google Voice almost since it was released, and have ridden through the ups and downs. The v2 interface looks good, photo integration is great(!), conversation view is wonderful, and the same old integration with Contacts and the Phone apps is awesome.
The August 2017 version (2.6) has improved the lag significantly, but still pauses sometimes. The June 2017 version of Google Voice did not function smoothly at all on my iPhone 5s. Every action, from scrolling to creating a new message to searching, took a moment or two to get a response, if the action even registered at all. Not a pleasant or efficient experience.
Long press functions are back in v2.6, after a brief hiatus! SMS conversations can be archived, individual messages can be deleted, and both voice messages and call histories can be multi-selected for faster management. All this is faster and more intuitive than the past few versions. Thanks!
I'll finish by saying that the ability to switch between multiple GVoice accounts (as in Hangouts) is also really great!!! I previously had to use different apps for different numbers, but now they are better consolidated here. 👍👍
So far so good
It's not 100% perfect, but it gets the job done. I use this to get in touch with my clients and have the ability to text and call them from my cell phone without having to give them my personal number.
The one big issue I have is that my number makes calls when not prompted to. I've received calls and texts from random people telling me that they just received a call from my google voice number... my app wasn't even opened... and I don't even have their numbers in my phone book. I don't know why this happens. When I get the call or text I simply apologize and take the fall and sometimes explain to them that this is a google voice number and it is glitchy.
Please help or fix this issue!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Aug 29, 2017
- Version: 2.6
- Size: 82.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2017 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.