by: Google, Inc. • 22.3K
Google Voice lets you make local and international calls and text messages with your own specific Google number. The app works well, but isn't 100 percent compatible with the new Google Hangouts. Since Hangouts has upgraded, it looks as though this app has been abandoned by developers as there have been no updates since September of 2014.
This app works well for calls and gives you a cheap alternative for international calling.
The app has been abandoned by its developers and is not 100 percent integrated in Google Hangouts.
Apr 10, 2015
Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home.
You’re in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don’t want to hear from.
Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.
Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.
Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.
Cheap international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data.
Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for iPhone use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)