By Google, Inc.
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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 2.1
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Good update but...
It's a good refresher to the old app. Hangouts was okay, but I know sometimes I wouldn't get my text messages and it would be very delayed. This alleviated that issue. What would make it better is it would log me off nonchalantly and every time I open the app I have to pick a phone number and re-login. So it's then making me wonder if I'm getting my text messages or not because I'm not logged in. Also, when I reply to a text, it counts it as a new message so when I exit out of the app, the badge app counts it as 1 new notification. So you would have to go back in, refresh, and it'll clear the badge icon count. I hope to see more improvements nonetheless! Great job so far!
The bad reviews...
**2nd EDIT: buggy and slow since the latest patch; minus 2 stars
...are unjustified in my opinion. I needed a second number for my small business and got one for no charge. It came with unlimited domestic calls and messaging plus voicemail transcription. The app is fully functional and works better with the service than Hangouts, which is little more than yet-another social media grab fest. I have not had one problem to this point. (iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 10.x) **EDIT: Wow! The 2017 update, long overdue at this point, looks great and works well. Dare I say it was worth the wait? I do wish it were easier to delete text messages (rather than archiving them).
A piece of garbage from google (updated)
I've never ever used an app as bad as this. Push notification stop working all the sudden. Missed or delayed massages. And truncates out going message without telling the user. And it's slow as hell!
Other free text msg apps like textfree worked flawlessly. In comparison, google voice is trash!
I know google voice is free but does it need to be this bad?
Come google! Can you just spend 10k and hire someone to develop a decent app? Apps from individual developers are much better than this. Please hire real developers instead those who are good in answering you ridiculous IQ questions!
I deinstalled the app and reinstalled. It resolved the push notification problem which is huge for me because I want to be notified whenever I get a text msg. Previously I give the the app 1 star and now I am changing to 3 stars(really want to give it a 2.5) because of msg truncation. Not sure if texts are still delayed but refreshing/checking messages does seem to work faster.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 14, 2017
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 66.5 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.