Apple approves official Google Voice app for iPhone

“The official Google Voice application was finally accepted into the App Store by Apple on Tuesday, bringing to the iPhone an application that was previously rejected and resulted in an inquiry from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“The Google Voice App is a free download available in the App Store, and works for any users of the Google Voice telephony service,” Marsal reports. “Features of the application advertised by Google include:”

– 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

Read more in the full article here.

10 Comments

  1. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    After all the complaining about not allowing Google voice in the app store, now Google doesn’t allow it to work with the iPod touch. Or maybe Apple doesn’t allow it on the iPod touch.

    Either way, iPod touch version please!

  2. So the ‘Japanese inspection’ is finally over…How lame was the whole treatment of all this? The control freakdom of apple world- while good for ensuring quality of apps- was looking at some competition with this one so they banned it long enough to kill off its heat. Sad and annoying. It’s like a kid who knows you’re better at a game he owns so he won’t let you play.

    Of course it was the thin edge of the wedge approach from google to try to muscle in on apple world and get on the iphone and get in the game as it were (from both sides). That’s somewhat redundant now anyway with the rise and rise of android. Still it’ll be interesting to see how many people use it.

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