MUST READ BEFORE USE 1/5
This is the WORST app compared to what Google can produce. You cannot send videos. Large messages are broken in to pieces and whatever portion reaches the server first it will send it first, so the conversation is all over the place. If the service is spotty, you will get the notification that a message has arrived, but the app will not refresh until you get service. If the notification arrives, doesn’t it mean that the the message successfully arrived? Why do I need to wait till I get the service for the app to update the conversation? Just because of Google and Apple’s rivalry, Google is dropping the ball on customers that prefer Google app than any others.
Hate the app not questions ask!
Watch & GUF support? 4/5
I like Google Voice ever since they revamped it. I just wish it had GIF and apple watch support. At least for notifications
My number 1/5
By read now to fix this
I put in my number and I put in the code and it wants me to do it again my put my number back in and it says invalid number google fix this
I would like it if we could send videos ! I went to a concert recently and all my friends asked for videos but i had to tell them I wouldn’t be about to send them any cause this app doesn’t let :/ and my friends live far from me so we can’t see each other at all unless we go to comic con.
So I would like to suggest a feature where we can send videos, thanks for reading!
By NinjaEpic SteakPlayz
For me it’s awful it has bugs and it does not even work some times that’s why I had to delete the app.I don’t even have a phone number and it is asking me verify it.
Is it really a GOOGLE app??? 1/5
Unbelievable that Google offers such a poor app. And not only the features are ridiculously poor, the app has so many bugs (no syncing, no text box...)
@Google developers: check WhatsApp and copy/paste...
Cant edit Contacts 3/5
Why is there option to edit a Conact after entry?
Calls dont work- it’ll cal a different number.
It just stopped working 1/5
I don’t know what happened but my google voice just stopped working, I can’t text or call anymore and I can’t receive text or calls either.
WORRIED THIS IS ABOUT TO BE DISCONTINUED 1/5
Jul 2019: Please make it easier to google the phone # of a current or recent incoming call!! It takes ~a dozen confusing clicks currently!
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! :-(
2018: 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.
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.
It’s ok 3/5
Nothing fabulous, just average. Contacts don’t save, which is very frustrating when being used for business! Please fix!
Could be better 4/5
Still can’t understand why Google doesn’t just update to support sending video text. We know they have the capability. The service is good otherwise but I’ll likely have to stray away if I’m unable to send videos as a personal message for my business purposes.
Can’t make calls anymore 1/5
For some reason I’m unable to make calls. Even after update
I suddenly cannot mark unsolicited text messages as spam! I have the spam filter on, but I STILL get unsolicited text messages and calls.
I know this is a free service, but no one wants to be awakened in the middle of the night from some TRAMP soliciting sex partners!
FIX THE PROBLEM, PLEASE!
can’t delete contacts? 1/5
The claim is that this uses your
Google contacts— for me this is patently false. It has a set of folks I may have communicated with 4 years ago who are NOT on my phone, google contacts, or chat history.
Great app, one snag 4/5
Notifications do not clear as expected, even when focusing on a new call or message. I sometimes must force close the app and click around to get past it.
Crashes on iPhone 6 1/5
I should have never updated. Crashes on iPhone 6, wont even open.
Multiple selection inconsistent... 3/5
Why can’t I select multiple texts to delete but can for voicemails? I don’t want to have to click into each txt to delete it. Just let us select from the list view and delete vs only allowing archive...
I’m so mad!!!!!! 1/5
By Ana Linet
Why on earth I’m supposed to reload my balance online. This is the stupidest things ever, I can’t only check my balance but I can’t reload in the app!!
Cannot listen to voicemail 1/5
There’s always something wrong with this app. If it’s not calls coming through then it’s voicemails not being able to play. Please fix this!
Google Voice on iPad Air 3/5
Number verification issue 1/5
I am using my personal no to verify google number and it does but I still don’t get the new no I choose. That was the only reason I wanted to use google voice otherwise I already have a number.
Cannot open at all with current version 1/5
The last update now crashes upon start up. I cannot use it at all.
Error in sending or receiving messages 4/5
Hi, have been using this app for years now and have really been enjoying it. But since last night I’m unable to text, call, receive text or receive calls... and even up till this very moment it hasn’t been rectify.
I don’t know if the problem is from my app or what? Cause I even went on to update thinking that would fix the problem but still the same.
Please I would like you guys to do something about it real soon... Thanks
this version has bugs 4/5
By Anime geek no.9
Other people mentioned bugs as well. One bug I notice since the update is that my linked number stopped receiving messages from Google Voice even though the feature is enabled. My linked number is a regular cellphone, not a smartphone. I need GV to work properly. 3 stars is what it gets until it’s fixed.
By Ang J.
I've used GV for years and ready to let it go because it doesn't work properly most times because they keep changing unnecessary things. If it's not broke, don't fix it.
I hate that I can no longer turn off messaging notifications and screen calls without them having to hear the Google voice message. It used to be discreet that I was monitoring my calls. Sometimes it's difficult to send texts or pics - keeps saying it failed for no reason.
Stop adding things to fix what's not broken. Go back to the old way and allow users to send videos.
Don't like the new update with activating speaker phone. You all are making things more difficult than they have to be.
Text box field 1/5
By Sanjeev Tandon
Sometimes text box field do not show up to write messages.
one serious issue 1/5
Sometimes it gets me logged out when I reboot my iPhone. It happens about 20% of chances. When I wasn’t aware of this, I missed some calls.
I need to open Google Voice app whenever I reboot my iPhone to check if I stay logged in.
Please fix this.
I love GV and will update my review if I see an update.
I had a google voice number for 5 years with lots of information on it and that’s the phone number all my costumers call to reach me, and just today they out of the blue cancelled my account, and I called google and spoke to a few people and non of them can help me get it back, and it’s causing a lot of business to get lost
Constant Crash w/ No Support 1/5
App crashes upon launch at least 50% of the time. Posted request for help over a month ago on developer’s site...still no response. Went to Apple Store today to make sure my IPad isn’t the issue. Hardware is working fine. Erased iPad, reinstalled everything, GV crashed immediately and continues to do so. My impatience isn’t so much with software issues, but lack of support and caring by developer.
Broken. Won’t play messages 1/5
I have been using this app for several years. For the past several weeks the playback interface has been broken. Pressing the play button simply sends the playback slider to the end and it will not play. It is useless without this functionality.
Force shut downs 1/5
By faithful diva
I’m trying to launch the app and it keeps force shutting down.
App no longer functions 1/5
Recently the iPhone app has been acting wonky and becoming less and less reliable. Voicemail will not play, at times the progress bar goes straight to the end, and at other times the play button won’t respond at all. Further, when messages do play, the ability to switch from speaker to earpiece playback doesn’t work. Please fix this app immediately.
Very poor services 1/5
I have been using this account for years , maybe 8 years now and suddenly one morning , I cannot log into my account . I contacted google voice services and I still haven’t been able to get in . This is a total mess .
Unable to login my google voice account 1/5
The app have some issues now unable to send message so I then delete and reinstalled the app and now won’t log me in
More stable, but texts are slow to appear! 1/5
Why is it when I send a text that if it doesn’t send the first time that I HAVE TO TAP TO SEND IT??? It should automatically try to send it if it failed to go. Is that too hard to do????
It lags receiving AND sending.
Why can’t it show some symbol or something to show if ANOTHER text from someone else showed up? Somewhere in the screen while I’m texting someone else. SOMETHING???
It’s annoying that I have to get out of the text I’m sending to see in the main screen if a new text came in. A waste of time.
Why is it that when I send a text and exit the app that I see a badge icon as if I received a text when it’s just showing the text that I was trying to send??? I don’t need to know that I sent a text. I knew that already. I just want to know that I RECEIVED A NEW TEXT.
Please fix these bugs and errors!
Voicemail seems to works again. 4/5
Voicemail works again, so I increased my rating to 4/5.
I’m unable to set up a new google voice number,each time I’m done verifying it keeps asking me to choose and I have to redo it all over and the result keeps saying same trash!
Has been crashing all day even after the update!!!! FIX IT NOW!!!!
No longer plays back vm. 1/5
When you hit play it just jumps to the end of the message.
Voicemail Play Back Does Not Work 1/5
For the past week the app will only play voice messages back once. After listening to a voice message the first time, the app will not play the voice messages again.
How can it still be this bad? 1/5
Text threads get lost, and this still feels more like a webview app instead of a native app. I’ve been with google voice since it was grand central and I’ve always thought someday google will finally put some work into this to make it something great, but all these years later it still lags way behind modern messaging apps.
Nice app. 4/5
Hey. Can we have sorry for carplay?
Messages Won’t Send!!! 1/5
I have used since the beginning and have never had a issue but now Messages won’t send with latest update. Please fix this issue ASAP!!!!
Google Voice Needs Text Tone Options 4/5
By Luv Letgo💫
I love Google voice because it allows me to have a work phone and to have a separate texting option for friends. What I don’t like about it, there are no options to change the text tone alert, the one that comes standard is obnoxious. Google please add other tone options.
Playback of voicemails doesn’t function 1/5
For the last three weeks the application doesn’t support play back up voicemails. This is incredibly frustrating requiring that I go on my PC and look for the voicemail, playing it back from that. This is a terrible bug!
Voicemail playback failure... 3/5
By Steve Morales in NYC
Current version (and last three or so) doesn’t play voicemails in the app.
Buggy and annoying 1/5
Please fix this trash. Click on a text message and the box won’t even appear for me to type back to the person.
Used since it has existed. So broken now. 1/5
This won’t be a very long review, because really only one thing needs to be said: Like many other people, (read the reviews much?), I cannot play back my voicemails. When I try it scrubs to the end with no audio. Huh? Please. Please. PS For those who hate GV app, download GV Connect, beautiful and functional replacement app for GV. Good smart dude and Google should hire him!
Do the stupidest people at google work at voice? 2/5
No way to empty spam box all at once