Google Voice App Hits App Store
Google's Voice app for the iPhone has finally arrived – and it's free.
Although a Web-based version of Google Voice has been out since January, the new (and long-awaited) app has now made its way to the Apple App Store. It allows users to give out one phone number that calls several phones, send and receive free text messages, read transcripts of voicemails, listen to voicemails and have access to your iPhone's address book.
The app was originally submitted by Google over a year and a half ago, but Apple made the decision to remove the software and later pulled other apps from third-party providers that featured Google Voice functions. Apple was then prompted to make a statement clarifying that the app wasn't entirely rejected; it was just still waiting for approval. The company also noted that the app was too similar to its own calling system featured on the iPhone .
Starting in September, however, Apple became more lax on its rules and began allowing Google Voice apps from third-party providers back onto its App Store .
Download the Google Voice app, here.
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