google-voice

  • Complete Integration Of Google Voice And 50 Million Sprint Customers, Plus 4G Nexus S

    Complete Integration Of Google Voice And 50 Million Sprint Customers, Plus 4G Nexus S

    This is the biggest news about Google Voice since the company behind it, previously called Grand Central, was acquired by Google in 2007. They’ve integrated with Sprint. What that means is you are one of Sprint’s 50 million U.S. customers, your Sprint phone number is now also a Google Voice number. And If you’re already a Google Voice subscriber, you can use that number on… Read More

  • Google Voice Number Porting Now Live (For Real This Time)

    Google Voice Number Porting Now Live (For Real This Time)

    Last week, after nearly two years of waiting, Google Voice finally enabled number porting — the highly requested feature that lets you transfer an existing phone number to Google’s powerful telephony service. And then, just as everyone was getting excited, the feature disappeared. But now it’s back. Turns out last week’s number porting launch was just a test (which is… Read More

  • Payback: I Just Canceled AT&T By Way Of Google Voice

    Payback: I Just Canceled AT&T By Way Of Google Voice

    Over the past few years, I’ve been pretty vocal with my distaste for AT&T. Their complete and total incompetence when it comes to handling the iPhone in major metropolitan areas (or really any mildly crowded area) was only matched by a few of the colossal fuck-ups they’ve had with regard to some of my bills over the years. Tonight was the last straw. And it couldn’t have… Read More

  • Google Voice Is About To Take Off: Number Porting Coming Soon For $20

    Google Voice Is About To Take Off: Number Porting Coming Soon For $20

    We’ve been huge fans of Google Voice for quite a while now — it makes screening calls and managing multiple phones a breeze — but there’s always been a huge thorn in its side: it didn’t allow people to port their existing phone numbers over. In other words, in order to take advantage of all of Google Voice’s benefits, you’d have to get a new phone number. Read More

  • Gmail's Holiday Gift: Another Year Of Free Calling To The U.S. And Canada

    Gmail's Holiday Gift: Another Year Of Free Calling To The U.S. And Canada

    I own an iPhone. I live in San Francisco. As such, it’s basically a total crapshoot as to whether or not I’ll be able to make a phone call in the city. Skype had always been a pretty good back-up solution, but an even better one came a few months ago: Gmail Calling. And now Google has just extended the free period of the feature through 2011. Yes, through next year. Gmail Calling… Read More

  • Google Voice Adds Support For iPod Touch And iPad

    Google Voice Adds Support For iPod Touch And iPad

    As we wrote a month ago, Google Voice finally arrived for the iPhone after Apple waited 16 months to approve the application. And as expected, the app was a hit with Google Voice and iPhone users. Unfortunately, at the time of launch, Google Voice for the iPhone didn’t support the iPod Touch or the iPad. So today, Google is announcing a new version of Google Voice that will work on both… Read More

  • Google Voice Goes Down Yet Again

    Google Voice Goes Down Yet Again

    Let the Fail Whale jokes begin. I’ve been using Google Voice on a daily basis for around a year now, and the last month has been by far the worst in terms of connectivity issues.  Right now, it looks like the service is having yet another outage — both Michael Arrington and I are having problems, and other users on Twitter are having them as well. Outbound calls ring endlessly… Read More

  • 16 Months Later, Say Hello To Google Voice For The iPhone. It Was Worth The Wait.

    16 Months Later, Say Hello To Google Voice For The iPhone. It Was Worth The Wait.

    Over the past few years, there has been no shortage of developers complaining about how long Apple has taken to approve their iPhone applications. But few have waited as long as Google for the Google Voice application. But today brings great news: the wait is over. Yes, the app is real, it’s approved, and it should be live at this link. The official Google Voice for the iPhone is here. Read More

  • Google Voice Is Having Serious Trouble Making Outbound Calls. This Is Bad. (Updated)

    Google Voice Is Having Serious Trouble Making Outbound Calls. This Is Bad. (Updated)

    If you want to be a phone company you can’t go dead. Ever. People rely on their mobile phones for everything these days, so when calls aren’t going through it’s a really big deal. And as far as we can tell, Google Voice is currently having some serious issues. Both Michael Arrington and I use Google Voice exclusively for our phone calls. And this morning, we simply… Read More

  • Yap Transcribes Voicemails On Your iPhone For Free

    Yap Transcribes Voicemails On Your iPhone For Free

    Listening to voicemails is a huge waste of time. That’s why apps that transcribe your voicemail to text are a godsend. The new Yap Voicemail app is now available for the iPhone. You route your voicemails through Yap. It transcribes them for you using only speech-to-text technology (no humans), which allows it to offer the service for free (with ads at the bottom). The transcriptions… Read More