Google Voice Official App Update?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jw nyc, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have any idea when Google is going to update their Voice app to make it usable? Right now there are way too many bugs/lags that prevent me from using it full time. I tried some of the alternatives and they stink too. I would love to use my GV number as my main number but right now, the app is preventing me from doing that. Please update it!
     
  2. thenamesbryce macrumors newbie

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    Like most google apps they start out as revolutionary ideas, eg. wave, voice, goggles, shopper, etc., and then never really get fully developed. It's a shame I try and use google apps whenever possible. I would just like them to make them actually useable on a day to day basis.
     
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried Whistle App? It's free, uses Wifi (or 3G) and gives you free calls, including long distance within the continental US.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I use the Google Voice app for business calls. What in particular do you think is lacking?
     
  5. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Extremely buggy and slow updating Inbox. Nowhere near as smooth as SMS. Has a LOOOOOOOOONG way to go before it's even usable on an everyday basis for me.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Well, yeah, that is the case. I wouldn't expect it to be improved, really. Probably works better with Android, but I don't know.
     
  7. medfreak2011 macrumors newbie

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    What's the call quality when it comes to GV? Also, curious as to what bugs are currently occurring.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I haven't experienced any difference in call quality with GV. It is through the phone that you make the call, not 3G or WiFi.

    I haven't used the SMS much. I wouldn't expect it to work as well as the integrated SMS of the iPhone.

    I don't know what bugs the OP means.
     
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It will often freeze/crash requiring you to restart your phone. It also has the problem of the disappearing keyboard when trying to enter a SMS message. It is pretty unusable if you use SMS fairly often. For now I use text forwarding and just add the the forwarding numbers to my address book. Then I can use the native iphone SMS app and and phone app. You just have to use the mobile site or the gv app to send the initial text and get the number from the reply. If you use the gv app like this you just need to disable notifications for the app. Hopefully GV Mobile+'s new update coming out soon will provide a working solution.
     
  10. gks macrumors 6502

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    Yup. I frequently have issues with it. Load the app and it hangs on updating the inbox. Only way to get it to work is to home screen, double tap, hold and quit the app. Fire up again. It may work, it may freeze again. Repeat until it works. Sometimes it takes 4-5 times to get it to work.

    Severe delays on messages. Send a message and it doesn't get delivered or it shows up an hour or two later.

    I gave up on it as I was using it primarily for text messages. I just upgraded to the unlimited AT&T plan and got unlimited mobile to mobile. Tired of dealing with Google Voice.
     
  11. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    GV is not a VoIP client. It's simply a router/initiator of your calls. Therefore there's no such thing as GV call quality.
     
  12. gks macrumors 6502

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    there is actually. their stuff is all routed via VoIP... so... yea.. it can change. I've had voice calls with bad delay and garbled sound.
     
  13. sectime, Feb 28, 2011
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    sectime macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have GV? Do you notice what number your calls originate from. GV is VoIP.
    I ported my number to GV, worked great with my Nexus S. I switched to an IPhone on Verizon. GV sucked, so I ported out to Verizon. To bad because I like GV. Right now my old GV number still works. Of course no response from Google after several "contact us" forms submitted. This lack of customer service is another reason I changed.
     

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