If it is free, why was I charged. 1/5
By soil and water
Why would Google charge me for a free service. Help
There is a major glitch I can’t receive texts or send them. Please fix!!!!
Thank you so much! 5/5
Google Voice is amazing. I have a Tracfone with limited texts, and my friends don't want to switch to something better than SMS messaging. The app great but I wish I could change the notification sound.
Voice is not working as well as it used to. For one it doesn’t sync well in the Chrome app with my contacts list. When I get messages or calls, instead of seeing the name from my contact list, it just shows the phone number. And since the change happened, using voice requires too many steps. Not to mention that when I call people, it will sometimes show an unrecognizable number.
Wahoo!! Finally they gave us the feature I have been hoping for since google came out with this app.... Internet / data calling straight from the app. Now just a few minor tweaks to receive v-cards and multiple pics / video and it will be perfect 😀😀
Follow up reminder button 4/5
This app would be awesome if it just had a follow up reminder button. Thus the reason for the 4 stars. I use this app every day and find myself wishing it had a follow up button for calls,voicemails, and text. Sh** add a scheduling function for timed text message and your on to something new. Come on Google write some CODE and add this for us. 🤯🤓🛠📲🤩
Honestly this app is terrible. It should not be that easy for scammers to steal your personal phone number through GoogleVoice. I'm embarrassed for Google that their software is able to be used for scams and number taking. Horrible.
Gargantuan Fail! 1/5
This app has a multitude of issues; the first being that when attempting to dial any number the app simply does nothing. It’s fairly useless if one can’t even make a phone call. The next major problem is that if a MMS attachment doesn’t go through it gets permanently stuck in the message thread. The failed attachment will show “sending” forever. There’s no way to cancel or delete it which essentially cripples the app, making it become even more useless. You would think the bright minds that work for the big G would’ve tested such things. Perhaps they outsourced the project to a bunch of amateurs and this is the end result of sloppy cut-rate work.
I love it but .... 3/5
By IDDC Studios
I really love google voice run my business thru it but not being able to screen callers now is a pain and app does not give me notifications for weeks then will work and then will stop notifications again
Unknown caller call screening feature missing 2/5
Enable/disable the “ask unknown callers to say their name” was a great feature and sad to see it go. When call screening option is enabled all unrecognized numbers are forced to say their their name. I use GV as my primary number and loss of this feature is a great loss
Keeps freezing. Keeps crashing. Fix it!
Some calls come through some don’t.
Use this app for business, and it causes me to miss some calls.
Some calls don’t ring phone, not even in phones call log.
Very disappointed 1/5
I have to use this for work and it is just terrible. It doesn’t save numbers right away, and even when you do add them in before texting you still have to manually add in their number-And THEN the name pops up. Also, it doesn’t even give you the option to get text alerts or anything and my phone doesn’t even go off when someone calls.. so I miss the opportunity and then by the time I see it they are no longer available. In sales, that window is crucial. Like I said ... so disappointed.
No more call button or text button 1/5
By chris boy34
You can no longer send a message or make a call because there is no more call button to call someone and no text button to send a message to someone. Google doesn’t take the time to fix google voice and YouTube
There was an update for gifs and it was working fine, but now when you send gifs using the gif keyboard, it “fails to send”. Is there a glitch or something? Also I feel like there should be an update to send video back and forth, just a thought.
Google Voice 3/5
By Uncle Gritty
Can you make it more cumbersome to delete messages? can only archive message from message list? c'mon google, get rid of the genius developer who thought it would be a good idea to bury the option to delete messages?
Calling doesn’t work 2/5
The texting is pretty good. The calling function doesn’t work. No matter what number I call, I get an error message.
Puerto Rican number, not US number? 1/5
I am Puerto Rican and still have a Puerto Rican phone number. But, I currently live in Maryland and work in Washington, DC. I tried getting a Google Voice number to add to my business card and it said I can only use “US-based numbers.” Fyi, Google, Puerto Rico is part of the US.
VOIP Support 3/5
Why do I need to use Hangouts to get VOIP support? Please add this feature to Voice app.
A call is Not going through 2/5
Seem like unable to make a call goes through.
Scamming through this app 1/5
I would like to state that while the app might be a good idea, unsavoury sorts have used this app to scam people before and I hate that I can not verify a number using my own phone simply because a scammer decided I was prey. You need to put a warning of some sort on this for future reference. Thank you
Google Voice app on my iPad will only send text messages when I switch back to 2.5 on my Wi-Fi. It will not send messages when I'm on my 5G Wi-Fi. Why is that?
So many bugs 2/5
Doesn’t update notifications on icon until I read them two or three times and pull down to refresh manually. Also opens from notification screen to black screen with keyboard.
Major bugs 3/5
I’ve used GV for years. Ian using this app on an iPhone 6 with latest iOS. The current version contains two major bugs that currently make this a three star app. 1) when texting photos, an occasional photo will perpetually stay in “sending”mode and remain at the bottom of the conversation. Sometimes it is multiple photos that are stuck and you have to scroll up to get to the latest message in your exchange with a particular person. This issue can be present in multiple text conversations and every time you send or receive a text from that person, the picture or pictures are the first thing you see, even if they were sent a month ago. There is NO WAY TO DELETE THEM. The only way to fix this is to delete the entire app and reinstall it.
2) The text box where you compose your text message frequently is missing no matter who you try to text. The only way to fix this is to exit the app and open it again.
These bugs are quite annoying. Granted, it’s not that difficult to to exit and reopen the app to fix issue #2 but the frequency that this needs to be done is a bit much. Deleting and reinstalling the app multiple times to fix issue #1 has gone way beyond being just a minor annoyance. I’m hoping these issues are fixed soon.
Having issue 1/5
It will not verify my only cell number I got. I want to select a number the app or system let me choose by location or area code but it won’t let me telling me my cell can’t be used to verify. No number to call tech support I tried the only but with negative results. I even call my provider and they tell me my number is not blocked or should be any issues to check with GV tech support.
fail big 1/5
unless i submit to “share personal information about you” (me) it doesn’t work at all? what a croc. google should stop data mining or you’re going to lose us. delete.
Phone hot 3/5
The phone becomes very hot during the call. xsmax
Can't make phone call to another country.. 1/5
By Not happy after update
Can't make a phone call anymore... One ring and that's it. On new years day...:(
Quit changing the settings 2/5
This isn’t a bad app. The problem is that every time Google makes it “better” they make it worse. Leave the settings alone. Urg!!! Now callers either have to say their name, and most new callers don’t want to do that or it connects directly to my line. The other option is to see my Google number as caller ID. With the first option, if callers don’t say their name ( and new callers usually hang up ) I have no idea if it’s a Google call, which I use for privacy, or a personal call. There’s no privacy anymore. There’s a reason I have a Google number!!! It used to be that I could see the caller ID, and there was an announcement that it was coming through the Google line, which was perfect for deciding how to handle a call. After this last update, it sent Google callers to my private VM until I could get in and change it. Leave it alone!!! Don’t change settings when you update. I don’t need you to adjust things for me. And include the option for me to decide how calls are answered. Quit deleting options.
Lots of issues and glitches in the app
The app is little behind compare to other apps
Deleted it won’t use again. I don’t recommend it to Apple users
Buggy - dialer doesn't work 1/5
After typing out a number and hitting the green button to dial on the keypad nothing happens. No error or response. The typed number simply disappeared. Surprised that Google missed such a basic bug
Working like a charm! 1/5
I was finally able to log in to the settings via the mobile browser and fix BOTH of my issues! I was able to take my forwarding off of my gmail account (not sure WHY it went there) and change my greeting from DEFAULT to My recorded one! I am happy as a clam now! (Whatever that means) I just wish there was a way to do this WITHIN the app itself. There are a few other minor things I would change but... IT'S WORKING AND I AM FUNDAMENTALLY HAPPY!
Can we PLEASE get a way to STOP spam calls and neighbor spam. Leaving my google voice on do not disturb all the time is kind of defeating using it as an additional phone number. Having to block EVERY caller is a pain just find a way to let us eliminate calls all together of specific types or the use of wildcards....something....anything because these calls are driving me insane!
Google voice works - simple basic free app that works 5/5
There are a lot of phone number apps that aren't free and are not nearly as good as this one.
The app does what it is supposed to do which is send and receive text messages and phone calls. The phone call quality on my cell phone is actually clearer than when I use my own provider. My provider is one of the big 5 nationally.
What I read on negative reviews is that it saved text and call number history. That seems to not be the case in the version I am using now. I did something no one else mentioned which was delete the app from my phone, restart my phone, and add it back. Once I did that all those issues were gone and never returned. Yes this is the iPhone version lol.
I really like the app; however, there are major issues. Specifically, there are issues in sending photos. Sometimes they hang up, are never sent, and always show in a “sending” status. There is no way to remove them... other than deleting the app entirely and re-installing.
Messages error 5/5
I keep sending message but not delivered what is the problem
Unable To View Results. 2/5
Kindly fix view results when one searches for contacts. Results contact/s (names and telephone numbers) seem to be fused or clumsed together.
I am ready to change my rating to a 5 star when this problem is fixed. Thanks.
Bad for ios 2/5
Has a glitch that causes you to not be able to send text messages unless you close the app. Happens randomly.
Horrible calling app. 1/5
By Spay animals
When someone calls me the calls goes to another number. I got another number same problem. People are cursing out my callers. I haven’t had any issues with texting I no longer use google voice. I’m not the only person having this problem. Im using another app and no problems.
We need vcard support! 3/5
By mat from nj
It's crazy that we can't receive attachments like vcards via text.
Missed calls 1/5
By Doc Toney
Like many others on here I am not receiving calls.
History of present issue:
Software: iOS 12.1.2
Device: iPhone Xs
12/26/2018: I paid $10 to change my google voice number and added $10 credit. I thought I was well on my way to an established second line. Then I asked my wife to call my google voice number. However, I did not receive a notification on the app. I opened the app and there was a confirmed missed call. I double checked my notifications, and Apple iPhone settings. Everything seemed ok. I decided to trouble shoot and have my google voice calls forwarded to my actual iPhone number. Voila! It worked! Then I set the settings back to receive calls on the google voice app, and again it’s not working.
This is poor functionality for a company with a valuation of nearly a trillion dollars. Please help!
Love the app, but it needs work 4/5
I love using this as my second line. One MAJOR improvement it needs is the ability to select photos from albums instead of scrolling through 16,000 photos to find one. The call quality is great, just needs the improvement on the photos. Then it'll be 5 stars
Has issues with photos 2/5
I have been using this app for many years with its ups and downs. Was happy when they added the ability to send photos. Not sure of the current issue but when I upgraded from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone XS it will only send phots to non AT&T users like sprint or Verizon. Texts go though but without the photos.
Using Contacts With Google Voice 2/5
I may be doing something wrong, but using contacts with this version of the app is almost impossible. The easy search function of a previous version has disappeared. Moreover all contacts are listed alphabetically BY FIRST NAME. Perhaps this is controlled by a setting, but as I never have and never will sort my contacts by first name, I don’t know why they have now defaulted that way. I don’t have the time to research how (or if) I can correct that.
I think I’m going to stop using the app for a while and revisit it in 6 months or so to see whether it’s been improved. I really hope it does get fixed because it used to be much better than the closest alternative.
App broken on iPad mini 1/5
The app is broken on iPad mini. Please fix.
Bad network 4/5
It’s a very good and useful app but sometimes the app doesn’t send messages
Awesome but can’t share much 2/5
Google voice is an awesome, free product that gives you a free phone number. Unfortunately, this iPhone client can’t share contacts which is a serious problem! Also has a lot of trouble with sharing multimedia files and photos as they often arrive as attachments in “an unsupported file format.” That is unlike google so one can only surmise this is a lower priority.
Add credit from mobile app 4/5
This app is very good but we cannot add credit from mobile app, every time I have to login to my computer to add balance to this app
Worked perfectly for awhile 1/5
By Oddly unique28
But recently whenever anyone calls me, no one can leave me a voice message if I don’t answer. I tried reinstalling a few times but still isn’t working correctly.
Crash dash!! 5/5
By MzSundae 💋
Lately my phone app has been crashing... Not allowing me to send text messages for some reason my text box is not appearing on a regular... Please help...