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Google launches Google Voice web app for iPhone OS

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Google has launched a new web-based application for the iPhone OS, allowing iPhone users to access its Google Voice service via the mobile Safari browser. The new app is built using HTML5, and offers access to a streamlined version of the Google Voice inbox, the ability to display the user’s Google Voice number as the outbound caller ID, the ability to send and receive text messages for free, and more. Apple rejected Google’s native Google Voice application last July, and also removed several competing third-party solutions, leading to an FCC inquiry. The new web app is available at m.google.com/voice and requires a Google Voice account, a carrier-provided voice plan, and iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

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1

it doesn’t look like this can be used over WiFi with the touch, which is a shame, as Google offer free long distance to Canada.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on January 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM (CST)

2

Unlike the website, you can’t choose which phone the dialed call is connected to…that’s a bummer.  I’d love to be able to use the iphone instead of the computer to dial a number and then have my landline ring.

Posted by domarch on January 26, 2010 at 2:10 PM (CST)

3

i think google should put up a SIP server.. Then a new app wouldnt be required.

Posted by Greg on January 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM (CST)

4

Apple sux for not allowing a real Google Voice app on their phones.  This is not an app… it’s a web site and it’s a PITA to use.  C’mon Apple.  Loosen up.

Posted by DeeGee on January 26, 2010 at 3:27 PM (CST)

5

Checking this out now ... thanks for the heads up!

-Ryan

Posted by Ryan on January 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM (CST)

6

@ #1: I tried using it with my deactivated iPhone to route a call between my working cell and landline like GVmobile does. No luck.
On the plus side, GVmobile Plus is now available through Cydia. Unfortunately it’s a paid app.

Posted by Paul on January 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM (CST)

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