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Official Google Voice iPhone App Released

If you’re a Canadian and have taken the time to setup your Google Voice account, you will be happy to know that the official Google Voice app for the iPhone is now available. Previously, Google had created a web app for Google Voice as their app was rejected from the App Store.

Description

Access your Google Voice account right from your iPhone.

Receive push notifications for new text or voicemail messages.

Send free text messages to U.S. numbers and make international calls at cheap rates.

Listen to your voicemail, read transcripts and manage your Google Voice inbox.

Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls.

Call contacts from your iPhone Address Book or enter new numbers on the dialpad.

A Google Voice account is required to use this app. To sign up go to www.google.com/voice.

Google Voice is only available in the United States.

The app does require a US iTunes account. Click here to download Google Voice.

From the Google Voice Blog:

Earlier this year we launched a Google Voice HTML5 web app for iPhone users. Today we’re taking the Google Voice experience on the iPhone to a whole new level with the launch of the official Google Voice for iPhone app.

With this native app, you’ll continue to have access to all the major Google Voice features on your iPhone, like:

* Cheap rates for international calls
* Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
* Voicemail transcription
* Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls

In addition to these benefits, the app provides some features that make using Google Voice on your iPhone a much better experience:

* With push notifications, the app will alert you instantly when you receive a new voicemail or text message
* Most of your calls will be placed via Direct Access Numbers, making them connect just as quickly as regular phone calls

Update 1: Google Voice is not available in Canada yet, but there are workarounds.

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  • Dmbpjfan

    Not available in Canada is the message I get. This is basically a pointless story. Sort of like when you hear that the us powerball jackpot is over $200 million

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Not true. There are Canadians that use Google Voice, so this is handy for
    them.

  • SteveC

    fffuuu. thanks for getting my hopes up for absolutely nothing. “Thanks for visiting Google Voice. We’re not yet open for users outside the US, but are planning to expand our service to additional countries in the future.”

  • Lol

    GFY iPhoneincanada with all this US BS.

  • Shattle

    Unfortunately it’s still not handy for us today

  • gordunramsie

    Didn’t your mommy teach you any manners? You ungrateful PIG!

  • gordunramsie

    If you actually were knowledgeable, you would know gv is US only. YOU’RE USELESS

  • Daniel C

    Someone upload the ipa god dammit

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Guys, feel free to speak your mind but personal attacks will not be tolerated. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/BennettPlusTwo Veronica Bennett

    I have GV (live in Canada), but you can’t download it in the Canadian iTunes store, so you’re right, this article is pointless because there is no workaround for the US iTunes store if you have a Canadian account.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Create a US iTunes account using the link provided in the article.

  • Calgary

    we are back to this crappy font?

  • BrodieTheDog

    What are some of the work arounds to using GV in canada

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AAGUHDIDJSMEPUXDKTQDHH4QGM Zholy

    it’s not like I ever used Google Voice.. but still cool to be there.Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner.share this free Thanksgiving iPad apps.

  • Mzajax

    It’s not that handy for them either. You can’t make calls from canada :(

  • Mzajax

    or download the IPA from anywhere and add it to your itunes :P

  • Moheeto

    I use the limited features of Google Voice to make long distance calls. Their rates are much better than Skype and any other service. The calls are made directly from the GoogleTalk app within Gmail.
    The work arounds seem cumbersome and I have read articles of people ending up with huge cellphone bills because the way Google Voice forwards the calls to a number in the US.
    Too bad but I think I’ll leave it alone for now. Hopefully Google will launch the full service in Canada sooon.

  • Jepeters

    Excuse me but what is with this post that begins with “If you’re a Canadian and have taken the time to setup your Google Voice account, you will be happy to know that the official Google Voice app for the iPhone is now available. ” and ends with “Google Voice is only available in the United States.” !?

    I use Google voice on my computer to call my husband at home in Montreal while I am studying in Toronto, he keeps messing up Skype and Google voice allows me to call him and other friends and relatives in Canada and beyond on a land line, so I love it for that. I was ecstatic to see it was finally available on my iphone 4 and very disappointed to see you had to have an American account to use it, that important info should have been put in the post a little earlier. I wasted a lot of time trying to download it including reinstalling iTunes since the message I got was that iTunes was not detected. My fault for jumping the gun and not reading until the end of the post but still…

  • Jepeters

    As I said in my post I use Google Voice but I don’t have and don’t want a US account so the others are right, this announcement of this app was pointless unless you had noted upfront that it was good for Canadians with a US account.

  • Jepeters

    open a US account by buying a MC gift card and getting a US mailing address that’s a lot of trouble to get an apps. BTW I love this blog, it’s one of only two to which I subscribe, but you slipped up this time.

  • Anonymous

    I have a US iTunes account but my phone cancels the install and tells me my account is only valid in Canada. I think the recent iOS has something to do with this.

  • Dave

    lol! i got excited I thought its available here in Canada! you guys should put something like
    (U.S app store only) on the title!

  • Jessicup

    I have google voice and a us iTunes account and am in Canada. The outgoing calls don’t work, and even if they did they use your regular minutes. Only upside is texting to the US and receiving voicemail from US so they don’t have to spend money calling Canada.

  • http://twitter.com/Berkool BKK

    TO ALL THOSE LOSING SLEEP IN CANADA OVER THE G VOICE AND CANT BE BOTHERED TO

    READ ALL THE COMMENTS, THIS IS THE SUMMARY, JUST TAKE IT AND GET BACK YOUR LIFE,

    LET US NEVER BE SLAVES TO US CORPORATIONS, THAT MADE OUR LIVES SO MUCH FUN.

    - GOOGLE VOICE IS ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY GMAIL ACCOUNT IN CANADA ON YOUR COMPUTER ONLY.
    I USE IT AND ITS GREAT QUALITY FOR LONG DISTANCE WHICH IS FREE UNTIL NEXT YEAR SHOWS

    UP.

    GO TO SETTINGS AND ITS THERE SOMEWHERE…. IN YOUR FACE.

    - ON THE IPHONE, “THE GREAT AND BLESSED BEST FRIEND, IF WE FEED IT DC POWER AND PAY OUR $100+ MONTHLY BILLS”, IN CANADA ITS A NO NO.

    EVEN IF YOU TO NIAGARA YOU CAN GET A US SIGNAL, YOU NEED A US ACCOUNT

    ON ITUNES WITH A US CREDIT CARD, ADDRESS YOU CAN EASILY FAKE, I TRIED PAYPAL, SAME

    THING IT NEEDS A US CC TO DO THE TRANSACTION.

    YOU CAN DOWNLOAD APPS FOR ABOUT 2.99 THAT

    SAY GV COMPATIBLE BUT NOT SURE ABOUT THEM.

    WAIT, ITS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, THERE ARE MANY APPS INCLUDING THE

    SKYPES OF THIS WORLD WHO WILL DO THE SAME. SKYPE TO SKYPE TOTALLY FREE OVER 3G.

    VONAGE APP- FREE ALLOWS YOU TO TALK FREE WITH FACEBOOK FRIENDS .

    IT WILL HERE SOON AS WE ARE A NEIGHBOR STATE, A GLACIER TO AT LEAST 1/2 AMERICA,

    12 MONTHS A YEAR AND THE ONLY FISHING WE DO IS ICE.

  • Wicked

    Solution – USE NETTALK until Google Voice is available as an APP for Canadians.!!!!

  • Editorguy2003

    And you sir are supercilious!

  • Editorguy2003

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  • Editorguy2003

    And you sir are supercilious!

  • Editorguy2003

    And you sir are supercilious!

  • Editorguy2003

    And you sir are supercilious!