(Unofficial) GV Mobile is coming back to the App Store.

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  1. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Sean Kovacs, the developer behind GV Mobile, has tweeted that after speaking with Apple Developer Relations, he has on good authority that his unofficial Google Voice client will be readmitted to the App Store. After his discovery that GV Mobile does not violate any of the rules in Apple’s new review guidelines, he was prompted to get in contact with Apple so his baby can get back into the hands of users.

    Entire Article (including Sean Kovacs's Tweet)
    http://www.9to5mac.com/25528/google-voice-making-an-app-store-comeback
     
  2. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Good find. Thanks!
     
  3. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    I really hope this app gets approved. I missed it the first time around.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I suspect it'll get through. Apple clearly spent a lot of time thinking about what they said today. If they didn't want G.Voice to happen there'd be something hidden away in there to prevent it.
     
  5. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I REALLY hope that becomes a reality. Soon would be nice.
     
  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this basically VOIP?

    Is it a new phone number?

    At work, we have crappy reception, but we have wifi.

    Is this a possible solution?

    Does it work over 3G?

    I know, that's a lot of questions.
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    I use GV to call Canada for free. I really don't get other uses for it though.
     
  8. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    free texting if you dont have a unlimited plan.
     
  9. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Hooray! While we're at it, let's bring back mxTube!
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    change title please

    Nice, but I though they were bringing the official Google Voice when I read the title of post [Maybe put 'GV Mobile App (unofficial) brings back Google Voice to the App Store' or something like that]....
    If it goes throught then that means we would see an official version follow up after that and more of the google apps that are now just safari versions!:)
     
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  12. kepner macrumors 6502

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    No.
     
  13. saving107 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank You, I just re-read the article and your right, its the Unofficial Google Voice Client coming back to the App Store.
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    No prob. Is just I got really excited when I read the title and then my excitement when down 2 notches after I read it was the unofficial app :)
    Still, this it's the first barrier that needs to be crossed, and once that happens the official google apps should start raining down soon afterwards :D
     
  15. saving107 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I got excited too, and now that went down 2 notches as well.

    Still, I'm excited it a try. I've been using Google Voice through the Safari app on my iPhone to make calls, and it works fine, but calls won't come in so I'm hoping the the GV App will supports multi-tasking like Skype does.
     
  16. eatbacon macrumors regular

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    I suppose I should tell you to google "google voice" since these answers are readily available, but I will bite...

    It is partly VOIP, but probably not how you think of it. It is VOIP in the middle with a regular line on either end, so you will still use your cell minutes (a reason I have been surprised that apple/AT&T would have any problem with this). There are several ways to initiate a call, but the unofficial app used the technique that has google call you, you pick up, and then it connects you to the number you are dialing. The google web app version dials a number to google and connects the call that way. In either case, you are using cell minutes to connect to google. Incoming calls are directed to your cell number (and any other numbers you choose).

    Yes, it is a new phone number. This number rings any phone number you set up, so you can have it ring your cell, home, office simultaneously. You can pick up the call anywhere, and easily transfer the call to another number if for instance you picked up your home phone and then decide you want to leave your house while continuing the call.

    So this will not help you make calls over wi-fi, although there are several things out there that will do that for you.

    The advantage of the app is that for people such as myself who like GV, it makes it much easier to have your GV number displayed on caller ID when making outgoing calls. Without it (or the clunkier methods) people see your cell number and generally return calls to that number defeating the one-number-to-rule-them-all benefits of GV.
     
  17. eatbacon macrumors regular

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    What do you mean "calls won't come in"? Incoming calls from GV have nothing to do with the app (web based or otherwise). Calls are directed to any number you have set up (such as your iPhone number).
     
  18. saving107 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know that, for some reason when I wrote the comment I was thinking calls won't come in like Skype does (pop-up notification) but I forgot they get re-directed.

    my bad, its late.
     
  19. eatbacon macrumors regular

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    Fair enough.

    I too am excited at the return of this app. I bought the original in the short time it was available. I was saddened when it quickly stopped working after a google update. I strongly prefer it to the web based interface.
     
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    it's one of the 1st apps i bought once i jail-broke my phone. and i already deleted the one i bought last year from the App store which wasn't working. :(
     
  21. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    nah, call screening, call blocking, call recording, and free text are the greatest advantages of GV
     

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