Getting better 4/5
Here I am after three big years to update my review from one star to four stars. I gave four stars because since my last review three yrs ago a lot of things improved like texting, attaching picture files and voice-mail etc. These are a big change thanks google keep it up. For future updates wish to see video call like other apps do. Also wish to see in app purchase for long distance call. If I see these updates will promise to come back and add the 5th star. 😁
App is not a Google standard 2/5
By My mick name
While using this app, one will wonder is this something Google developed. I mainly use for cheap rates to make India call but I have to tolerate-
1. Recorded message on price I have to hear each time I have to make same destination call.
2. Accessing phone book is so pathetic with such a small window of contacts first appear and difficult in maximizing it.
Vonage had a nice mobile app but cost is high and google has bad app for cheap price - may have to live with this trade off.
Keeps getting worse 1/5
Google loves to change things; most times when they do, it's for the worse (like this update).
For example, it used to place calls by calling you, but now you have to call some weird number and that completes the call.
At first pass this looks to be easier, but one of the problems is that it doesn't show your outgoing caller ID number at the other end anymore, so if the receiving party is blocking anonymous calls, you get blocked (and there's no way to unblock it).
And even if the other party isn't blocking, they still don't know who's calling, so may not pick up. And they also can't easily capture your phone number, if you want them to have it.
This is made the phone feature of this app almost useless to me. It's only good for texting anymore. (I bet they're working on a way to break that too.)
Google has always sucked at UI, and probably always will.
Have always loved the product overall, but IOS app Slowwwww 2/5
Though I appreciate having the ability to send photos along with group conversations, the old version is much more nimble than this one. Every time it refreshes it takes quite a bit of time to actually respond to touch requests. Also, I really miss the quick dialer. This is a big leap from the old stale app, but still has some work needed in regards to efficiency.
WORRIED THIS IS ABOUT TO BE DISCONTINUED 1/5
This is perhaps my most used app.
Arrgh!! Recently the app frequently I reconfigure it when I launch it.
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!
Verrry slow after update 2/5
What happened?!? This app used to be a favorite- it was quick and responsive. The updated interface slowed the app WAY down.
It's become so slow that I've begun shopping for a better messaging app...
Maybe it works better on Android, but this is clumsy @ slow ....
Gotten worst. 1/5
By saint :)
The new google voicemail app is terrible. I loved the old one and have been using for many years. Old app was very user friendly. Sure hope they fix it soon!
No effort put into this 1/5
Horrible app. Google should rewrite this and fire the previous devs.
Needs a lot of work 1/5
As others have said, there is a serious lag when taking any action in the app. Also, why is there no option to delete multiple messages or calls at once. Clearing the log is one consuming and frustrating, making me use the app less every day.
Absolutely the shittiest UI ever. 10s lag for every screen. 1/5
Last update screwed it. Seems like google doesn't care much about its mobile experience.
GROUP NAMES 3/5
I wish I could rename group chats, with both android and iPhone users in the same group chat. It's pain having sooooo many group chats and jut "+5 more people"
New update made app slower 1/5
The new update for the app made it much slower to use.
Super Slow And Laggy! 1/5
Super Slow And Laggy! It's been like this for awhile and still not getting better. Was never this bad before.
Constantly crashes 2/5
The app is good but it constantly crashes
Slow response since version update w/new UI. 2/5
I have use Google voice search the technology since it was acquired (formerly called or acquired from Grand Central...I recall which) and I still love it. I love the services the Google provides with its voice app. But when the iOS app was updated to the version with the current UI the response time dropped incredibly. It's awful and it seems that this only exists on the iOS platform as I have not experienced the same degradation in response time with my Android devices or via a browser.
I was hoping this would be better than skype, but surely I was mistaken. Wasted 15min just trying the # work. Ridiculous!
SLOW interface 1/5
By iPhone 6 User ---
At some recent point, the app becomes excruciatingly slow to use. It is pretty clear what is happening to any competent iOS programmer: they are running network code on the main UI thread which is blocking user actions until the network function is complete. Com'on Google, for how much you are paying your programmers, this should NOT be happening on a release product.
Doesn't work 1/5
By Travis of Aurora
Won't complete a simple call.
It works but it's a struggle 2/5
It's beyond me how Google puts out such incredible content but this app is such a struggle to use. Very glitchy and crashes often. I continue to use it to avoid long distance charges but just not up to par with what I've come to expect from Google.
S L O W! S L O W ! SLOW!!! 1/5
By Old TV Junkie
S L O W! S L O W ! SLOW!!! OMG how slow it is on iPhone 6. With iOS 10.3. What happened to this app. I need it, loved it, and want to continue using but it has become unbearably SLOW!
Please update and fix and I will go back to 5 stars.
Also miss the favorite contacts and hate having to click ok to call someone. Why did you make the user experience worse. 1 click to call.
But I love that I am now finally able to receive photos and send photos. I feel like I am now in 2013. But still far away from 2017. Does Google want me to get an Android? I won't so either make this product great on iOS or will switch away from Google Services.
Worst app what I saw before
Still terrible. 1/5
C'mon, Google. You can do better than this. Why make network requests on the UI thread? And why not cache data locally between sessions? This is not rocket science. What a miserable user experience.
Don't/maybe download 1/5
Version 2.5: Still SLOW (where is mark as read, unread, delete, etc?)
Version 2.3: Slow
Version 2.2: Less bad (slow & more actions required to accomplish objectives than prior versions)
Version 2.1: Bad version
Doesn't get me anywhere 1/5
By Ether the
Says can't use this phone number. It seems a cell phone is required. What's the point? I don't get it. Have to have a text capable cell phone, so why not just use my cell phone. The point is to receive text to my ipad. Wow! Big thinkers over dar.
version 2.5 missing quick dial 1/5
The new Google Voice App for IOS is NOT improved (version 2.5 June 9, 2017). It is missing the Favorite contacts list aka: Quick Dial. The old version of the app was easier to use and allowed me to access the list of favorite contacts. I frequently use google voice to make calls to the same 5-6 international contacts and also to some new numbers. I don't want to have to sort through all of the US contacts on my phone to find the few Favorite contacts that I had before. The Google voice for IOS app shows all contacts on my phone and does not allow me to sort them into groups or to show only the favorites as I once could in a previous version. Please bring back the functionality to sort out the favorites from the other contacts.
Please make the list condensed so only the favorites show on the contact list.
Also, the ability to turn off the recent call list, message inbox, and voicemail would be nice, I only need the quick dial (favorites) and the dial number pad.
The best thing for all voice and text communication 5/5
The app does have issues. But the service as a whole rules the world. Hehe, my world at least. I use this as my exclusive communication method. It offers so much! I love it!
I used Google Voice on iPhone for years. New app is actually less practical. So disapointing! Google - please put a good PM on this and make it good. I don't need great. Please
It works OK, when it works. 3/5
For the most part, the app works as billed. But, occasionally when sending texts, it doesn't mark the message as read. Or it will mark the message you send as unread.
The fun part is going back to the app after using another app, it crashes upon reopening for no apparent reason. This has been happening for about 3 weeks. And you can send all the crash dumps you want to Google, no one cares!
So slow 1/5
By done with google
Unacceptable UI responsiveness as in 10 seconds to respond to button press. Always. Occasional crashes. Can't send video MMS. Can't receive some types of MMS, get a "format not supported" message. I guess these are videos I'm being sent but I wouldn't know. Unbelievably incomplete product and extremely poor quality due to the speed. Also I get notifications of missed calls and I'm certain my phone didn't ring, perhaps it rang once? This is what google is about too much in their plate, quality suffers. Just sell off google voice already to somebody who will maintain it properly.
Exceptionally Unique 5/5
When I first heard mentions of google voice, I thought it was just a redundant messaging app by google (along side hangouts, allo, and duo). After I spend some time with it, it is in fact quite useful. Unlike other apps that are limited to only people who are using the same app, it works with anyone with a phone or anything with SMS capabilities. Unlike other apps (like duo) that does support SMS, you are able to choose your own phone number and your friends are just getting a text from who knows what.
I have read reviews mentioning of a glitchy, slow interface, but with my short time with it it worked almost perfectly of my iPhone 5.
Soooo slow! 2/5
I like the concept of Google Voice, and the classic Google Voice web interface is great to have. But the iPhone app is so slow that it's pretty much not usable. Clicking on any message, or anything in the app, just sits there and does nothing for several seconds.
Works great 5/5
I have an iPad and it works perfectly. I don't know what I would do without google voice! It's a life safer. Thanks google!!
Very useful 5/5
By Caribbean Cake
I work in an industry where EVERYONE wants your phone number but there's no way you're gonna give it out to every customer who asks. So this is extremely useful in keeping my work and personal life SEPERATE. Honestly do not know what I would be doing without this.
Reliable interface to your GV account.
Slow responsiveness 1/5
Every action such as selecting a text to read or switching to the phone diaper takes many seconds to respond to input. When typing a number manually it lags so far behind input you can finish typing and grab a drink while you wait for the digits to
Seriously Google, put more money into updating this horrible app! This app is glitchy, slow, and outdated.
Horrible app performance 2/5
We expect better product from Google. It takes seconds to search contacts and even basic navigation. There is lot of space for improvement.
So many billions of dollars and this is the crap google has no shame of releasing under its name? Incredible. Agonizingly slow and unreliable.
The update jacked the app! 1/5
Still jacked and now it continuously crashes. Google, where's your quality control? What did you do with your competent programmers? Did they all go over to apple? It wasn't broken before the update but is now. All useful functionality is gone! Back to the drawing board you tech developers!!!
The new google voice is better 4/5
The new GVoice is better now. And deserve more than 2 stars . Can send mms Msg.
Worse after update 1/5
By Maqsood sheik
The app is too slow while trying to dial The number...
previously the app was good but now, it totally waste..
searching for a good one...
I like this app 4/5
Well I really like this app, especially now that it supports pictures.
I do wish it were better integrated into the iOS system, so that I could send pictures from Photos. It does work from Google Photos, which is great, but usually I want to send the most recent photo and Google photos hasn't synced it up yet.
The latest update has made the App unusable. Can we role it back. It is aweful. Slwo adn not hardly usable. Shameful junk from Google.
I reverted to older version 1/5
By Jonathan M.C.
The latest version removed vital feature: being able to launch a call using the app, but outbound from my home analog phone (i.e. don't use iPhone to launch call; have GV launch call back to home phone, then connect to destination, as web page phone calls are launched)
Needs fixing 2/5
App crashes unexpectedly a lot. Also cannot copy and paste GIFs from GBoard.
Terrible app 1/5
I cannot believe that google would release a terrible app like this. It has been terrible release after release. The app keeps hanging, freezing and it is super-slow.
Total Garbage 1/5
This app is total garbage. And Google doesn't seem to care. It's been garbage since launch. I don't get notifications, new messages don't refresh, calling shows random numbers, and adding photos (with the camera access on) tells me that I need to give camera access.
Worst app ever!!! 1/5
One of the worst apps I have ever used. It's buggy, ultra slow and crashes about 4 out of 5 times I use it. Reflects pretty poorly on Google... and that is putting it mildly!
Was great, upgraded app is worsr 1/5
Google Voice old app was good. After they upgraded it, the performance is bad and the worst thing is navigation. Sometimes it's impossible to search for a name using their search button. And even after updating contact number in iPhone ,google voice miraculously shows old number. Learn from google how to screw up perfectly fine product by adding downgrades to it.
Needs call kit. Call pop up is annoying. 1/5
This app is crying for Call Kit integration. You should be able to place google voice calls from Phone / Contacts app.
Also there must be some workaround for the Call Xxx-xxx-xxxx ? Box. It is terrible and forces users to double initiate every call. Work with apple to find a solution.