WORRIED THIS IS ABOUT TO BE DISCONTINUED 1/5
This is perhaps my most used app.
Arrgh!! More recently the app frequently crashes as I'm entering a text message! 😡 both on the phone I have running iOS 10 and the one running iOS 11.
Arrgh!! Recently the app frequently requires I reconfigure it when I launch it. Update: I think they fixed that in around January 2018.
Why can't I set a default phone like I can when using the web-based app?
... call with Hangouts. Makes hard to use iPad as a phone! :-(
See this note on the google play store app, re. Talkatone. Is this going to impact this Google Voice app too? I'm WORRIED.
SPECIAL NOTE TO EXISTING TALKATONE FOR GOOGLE VOICE USERS: Talkatone will continue to support Google Voice users until May 15, 2014. After May 15, 2014 Talkatone users will no longer be able to access Google Voice through Talkatone because Google is discontinuing third party access to Google Voice on that date. We encourage all existing Talkatone for Google Voice users to consider switching to the new Talkatone service, the features of which are described above, prior to May 15, 2014 to ensure a seamless and uninterrupted transition. Happy Talking!
I used this for work daily for a couple of years. Not great, but pretty functional. My work made me use Jive this year, and recently gave us the choice to return to Google Voice due to a few glitches. After two weeks I am returning to Jive. This app is almost nonfunctional. If I keyboard numbers quickly, the app doesn’t accept them. Incoming calls will not route to my cell phone, but will only go to my computer. It doesn’t record VM consistently. Its a mess.
Good app but I wish I’d be notified my Google Voice line was ringing! 3/5
I’m applying for jobs, for scam purposes I didn’t want to give out my real phone number so I got a number from Google Voice.
It’s super easy to use and works well. I haven’t had any issues with it crashing or anything and the texts come through quickly when I use that feature.
My issue is that I don’t answer calls when they are coming from unknown numbers so I keep declining these calls (because it’s not ringing directly to the app but it’s forwarding the call to my actual phone number) and I can miss an important call rendering the Google Voice redundant. Even if there was a little notification on my phone saying Google Voice call or if it rings my personal cell from one specific number, then at least I’d know...
By Katt Victory
I used to love google voice but now that they’ve made all of these changes and forced a horrible app on us I am super frustrated. I can’t send a text to a new person who is not saved as a contact. Even worse, I can’t save a new contact!!!!! Wth??? 🤬
I love google voice it works wonderfully however all of a sudden it still rings on do not disturb...please fix this Google otherwise great job
Uncommon UI is Confusuing 3/5
This app has been bug riddled for a long time but finally it seems what you can really call version 1.0.
However, this app design is so unconventional compared to any messaging app by any developer. Very confusing and unfriendly. Why can’t Google just make a NORMAL app?
Half of my calls never ring the phone 1/5
I have been using Voice for 3 years. I’ve ignored this at times because the text messaging is great and constantly improved, so I assumed that calls would be at some point too.
I very often am sitting right next to my phone and get an email saying I have a voice mail and a missed call. The phone never rang. I was available to pick it up if it had rung. When I need to schedule stuff with people who have lots of meetings and calls I can’t afford to play voice message pong.
Google voice allows me to give out a consistent number that I can use across devices and as I change SIM cards in foreign countries, so I hope to continue using it. But, if I can’t even accept incoming calls I can’t continue trusting this service.
Good but there is one problem 3/5
The app does what it is supposed to but sometimes I am not able to send photos.
Disgrace to the google name 1/5
Keeps crashing while I type a number to call.
Useful but could be better 3/5
I use Google Voice for work to contact clients. It works well most of the time and the call quality is good. The keypad could be better though. I have to enter the numbers several times to get them to “stick” and they are too close together so it is easy to hit the wrong digit. Also when I dial a number and hit “Call” an entirely different number comes up on the screen. It’s hard to verify the number after it’s dialed because it doesn’t show. I think it could be an excellent App if these improvements could be made to make it more user friendly.
Almost Great 4/5
Needs ‘Share’ integration so when you are in another application such as Photos you can select a photo to Share with Google Voice.
Good but could be much better 3/5
The whole purpose of using GV is so I don’t give out my personal number and avoid unwanted calls. When people call my GV #, it rings on my cell like my regular network #. It would be great if I can get (sound/vibrate) ring notification within the app that is “separate” from my regular phone. That way I can tell the call is coming in via GV # or personal #. Tried multiple work around but doesn’t seems to work correctly. An online article suggested downloading Google Hangout App and have the GV # forward to Hangout instead of my personal #. Doing that does allow a separate notification in the Hangout app when people call my GV # and regular number would ring normally. However, downloading 2 apps is a hassle and cause problems with other functions and more confusing. Why need 2 app google? when GV app can be improve to ring separately. Also, if contacts can be manage within the app would be better. Not sure why it wasn’t included with the app creation or update.
Almost perfect 4/5
I wish it told me when a call is coming in from the app it looks no different than when my cell phone rings regularly.
Can’t make phone calls 2/5
You can’t make phone calls from the app because when you click on someone to call them, a pop up message comes up giving you the details and you have to click “got it” before you can make the call. The only problem is, the typing screen covers the “got it” button, effectively preventing you from making the phone call.
Easy improvements for developer 2/5
By S Colby
1. Allow user to add new contacts. Come on. It’s a PHONE and TEXTING app.
2. Alerts for messages directly from the app not Gmail would be nice.
Won’t send Pics 2/5
I have tried several times, I select the pic, it shows it’s attached, I hit send, but nothing happens.
Can’t send texts to new phone numbers 2/5
By Student 247282859
Unless a phone number has been added to your contacts, you can’t text them.
Lags horrible 1/5
Freezes up and lags HORRIBLE
works great on android
It is pure junk on iPhone
Drains battery and freezes up
Great app 4/5
It does the job. The UI needs tons of improvement
Hola, estoy usando el App para mandar notificaciones a todos los miembros de mi Iglecia, todo iba muy bien. Pero de repente empecé a tener problemas, los mensajes ya no se van. Y no se que hacer ya para resolver este problema.
Y también me gustaría que se pidiera cambiar de número de teléfono.
Change voicemail greeting 2/5
By Bradford leeroy
It should not be so difficult to try and add a personalized greeting. I know it’s a free app/account but still....
Please fix the crashing!!! It makes communicating for my business very difficult and super frustrating.
Good but not great 2/5
App doesn’t work well on my my iPad mini 2. Needs to be restarted frequently and exited and re-entered for text messages to get updated. The Hangouts app doesn’t have this problem.
Good but... 3/5
It a pretty good app for messaging. However, you can't add new people onto old group messages. So if I want to add a new friend to a old group message, I have to create a complete new message which can be a hassle if there is a lot of people on the message. Please add a feature to add new people onto old group messages. Honestly, I'm not sure why that gesture feature isn't already on the app. Maybe a slight oversight? 🤨
Also, the dismiss feature doesn't work.
Unable to send images 2/5
This app used to be able to send images. Clicking send button does nothing. Why does a company like google not care about producing quality software?
Need copy and paste 1/5
Can’t copy and paste to the message. Doesn’t support Bitmoji. Don’t like it.
I have to exit the app and come back in to see any new text messages. That’s a huge pain when you are trying to have a conversation. And pictures I send with the app are never delivered.
Doesn’t work 1/5
Can’t use the app. Everytime I get to the “accept terms and conditions” page the accept button and cancel button stop functioning so I can’t even get into the app.
CANNOT send images 2/5
App crashes frequently upon opening, and I can no longer attach photos or GIFs to messages.
This update stinks...crashing and not connecting
Good idea but needs lots of work 3/5
The app is a good idea, but it needs some work. It crashes a lot and takes a while to boot even for a simple text or making a phone call. Too many steps to just get a call through. I really need for this to be quicker and efficient.
Y is this called voice? 2/5
By Folloe the rules
I broke my Verizon phone and can't buy another, I still have an old iPhone from cricket and heard so much about this free phone google voice. I haven't been able to call/receive calls from anyone in months. Lame
No Good! 1/5
By Bigg dude
I don't trust google never really did, google wants and gathers too much information from us. What is the point? What is the motive? I'll tell you what I think is behind google wanting to know way more about us than they have a right to know, google is looking ahead even way ahead to one day having full control over us and how we conduct our lives. Google has no right to invade our privacy yet they continue to do so. Why? Because we allow it and think little of it, one day it might come back to haunt us if we don't stop providing information that is none of googles or anyone's business. Take a stand say enough is enough, if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.
Thank you google for the update ! 5/5
By WESLEY ZENG
The last version was really buggy. After a long time waiting the new update finally fixed it. Thank you google for your hard work! Really love this app.
Still crashes?? 1/5
By Avid eBay user
How many updates does it take to fix the non stop crashing? Why are the older versions so much better than the newer ones? The app concept and goals are great but the execution is terrible. The updates have still done nothing to address the constant crashing. Why must users copy and paste their sentences from another app? Please fix.
Great service. 5/5
I honestly run my business with google voice for the past 3 years and it has never failed me once. I receive all my call, missed calls, and texts from customers and it’s all in a super easy manageable app that Mimics a smart phones setup. It’s great.
Wow. Total crap now 1/5
I’ve used this app since forever. Got an X now and guess what? Yep. No haps. Can’t text. Can’t read them nor send them and trying to reach google is like trying to text the Pope.
I used to love her 1/5
I loved this app until the last 3 updates. You have introduced a bug that makes the app crash. Once you fix it, I will love her once again. I love Google Voice — please fix our relationship.
Decent app 4/5
I like this app. I do. And I use it a lot. But the past couple days it’s been failing my messages. I try to send texts and it says it couldn’t go through and it lasts for hours. I close the app and reopen it. Nothing. I restart my phone. Nothing. Just getting very tiresome and annoying
UPDATE NEEDED 1/5
Read the others...constantly crashing every 10-30 seconds
Useless now that it crashes all the time! 1/5
Used to b a 5Star app but now crashes all the time while listening to a message. Tried calling google to no avail seems they don’t want to support the app.
Crash much?!? 1/5
Almost unusable. Constantly crashing on iPhone. Works fine on my desktop. C’mon Google...
Phone Number 2/5
By Lil Trigga$$
I feel like there should be an easy way to change your google voice number on the app.
Used to be good 1/5
Used to be a good app. But now one can no longer send a GV text from the app and everyone knows They don't want to hear from us.
Not good 1/5
I hate it I can’t get it to work
Turn off contact sync to prevent crash 4/5
Pro tip: Turn off contact sync to prevent crashing.
Select ALL Delete/Not Working 2/5
I’m unable to select multiple messages to delete. After selecting one call to delete you’re unable to select others to delete as a batch.
Voice recordings 4/5
By Drew Ben_1
Some great updates recently. Please add the capability to listen to voice recordings that are being text.
It doesn’t work 1/5
It would be nice if the app actually worked or at least there were instructions on how to use it. All I got was, it accessed my phone book. I allowed that. But when I went to use the app, i.e. make a phone call. It told me that I had to click on something. But there was nothing on which to click. Then, it came up with two notifications, which I was unable to see or delete. After fussing with it awhile, and then looking for some sort of direction, I gave up and deleted it. App writers need to look at things from the view of the user! Maybe they would learn something.
App is crashing 1/5
For months the app is crashing while writing messages.
I went online and I see that other people are experiencing the same issue since 2016!!!
This is NOT acceptable!