∞ Google Voice released for the iPhone

Google on Tuesday released Google Voice for iPhone, which should end the longstanding battle between the two companies over the app.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to Google, with the app installed on your iPhone you can Access your Google Voice account 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; and call contacts from your iPhone Address Book or enter new numbers on the dialpad.

Google Voice is only available t U.S. residents at this time.

Google Voice started a controversy in August 2009 when Google accused Apple of rejecting the app. Apple denied the claim, but the FCC eventually became involved adding even more drama to the situation.

Google Voice for iPhone is a free download from the App Store.



  • I’d wager it was approved shortly after Google submitted a new app that used iOS 4.0 APIs so it behaved well in the background. Of course, I’m speculating: It isn’t available in Canada.

  • Tom

    Why everytime the new Apps for U.S. only,why can they have Canada too. Same like iPhone 4 and even now iPhone 4 still a lot people are waiting for Apple to supply more iPhone 4 for Rogers wireless carrier. What kind of game Apple is playing.

    • Vamsmack

      In response to the above questions Google Voice is only available in the US and as much as Canada may want it they’re still not part of the US you’re just part of the Commonwealth like us Kiwis and Auzzies.