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Google Voice

Google Voice

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A customizable phone number in the cloud

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    Google voice fails to connect any call. May 11, 2021

    By Barry Nelson
    For quite some time now whenever I try to place a call I get: Can't connect your call Google Voice couldn't place your call to
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    1. Get a personal phone number for calling, texting, and voicemail, that you can attach to your Google+ account
    2. You're in control! Get spam filtered automatically and block numbers you don’t want to hear from
    3. Miss an important call? Read advanced voicemail transcriptions in the app and/or have them sent to your email

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 28, 2018

  • Google Ruined It !! Now It's Back !! Sep 29, 2018

    By The Cazman
    The latest version has some nice improvements but added some other issues. I like the ability to send photos and use emojis. I don’t like that it no longer recalls and suggests the numbers that you have sent texts to. Because I don’t link my iPhone contacts to it, If I delete a text string I now have to look up the number to start a new one. It should suggest numbers that have been used even if the archives are deleted and allow us to delete a suggestion we no longer need. The opposite is true for phone calls. It not only archives the phone numbers of calls you make but there is no way I have found to remove them from the archive. If these two issues were resolved I would rate it 5 stars. I'm updating my previous negative review to a positive 5 stars. Defects have been corrected and it is easier and more reliable to use. I especially like the ability to easily and permanently delete conversation and call history. Thank you Google !! Totally non functional for texts. Used the prior version all the time now there is no way to send a txt because the ">" that used to be there to send is missing. Also, after you enter the destination number you cannot get back to the message without starting over. This is a total train wreck. (Using iPhone 6s with latest iOS update).
  • Mobile data calling is broken Sep 17, 2020

    By JustGiveMeWorkingApps
    Google Voice claims you can make and receive VOIP calls using WIFI and mobile data, provided you configure that you prefer this option versus using your mobile phone number. However whenever you are off WIFI and on mobile data, the app says your “Internet Connection is unstable” so it’s going to use your mobile phone number anyway as a fallback. I assure you my LTE service is excellent and I have no trouble with Zoom and Skype and WhatsApp video calls over LTE, so a voice only call on GV should be a piece of cake. By saying your “Internet Connection is unstable” Google is just making up an excuse for their app being broken. It’s actually Google’s app that is unstable. Too bad they killed making and receiving calls in Hangouts because that worked perfectly all the time. UPDATE: Lowering rating to 1 star. Google contacted me to say I should test my Internet bandwidth while on LTE. Obviously the developers didn’t read what I wrote above about other voice and videoconferencing applications working fine. They simply cannot believe they have a bug and they’re going to blame it on something else. What hubris! And by the way I see similar replies to other poor reviews of this App. Google, Ookla Speedtest shows 11 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up under the worst of circumstances. If that isn’t enough for a phone call, I don’t know what is.
  • Minor issue but over all pretty good Dec 4, 2020

    By Creatures3
    I use my GV as my business # that I give to my clients instead of my personal cell #. It works pretty well and for the most part I’ve been happy with the app. Recently I was having problems not being able to make calls when the wifi/mobile data was on. It kept saying my internet was unstable and I’d have to make the call using my carrier. I could do everything else (make/receive texts and receive calls), but just couldn’t make calls without it using my carrier. It was frustrating and when it would use my carrier, my GV # that my clients are used to wouldn’t be shown on caller ID, it would show some weird #. I tried shutting off and restarting my phone, turning off/on Wifi, checked to see if there was a new update, but none of that was working. I ended up having to delete/reinstall the app, and now it works as before. I like the fact that the new update now shows that the caller is coming through as GV, so I know that’s it’s a business call, it wouldn’t do that before and I wouldn’t know if it was a random caller or business. It would be nice if they added a feature where you can set a separate ring tone for the app.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Lilyia Garcia
    I use this app for work. If I have my Bluetooth headphones connected and someone calls me, there is no audio coming from the other person's end. This is typically resolved by switching to speaker and back to Bluetooth, but it's a slightly annoying workaround. I'd like to see texts turned off when do not disturb is turned on. When I have do not disturb turned on, I still get notifications for texts. I'd also like to see an "away message" for text messages.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Deb Lovemytechy
    1) Years after RCS SMS was introduced by Google and yet it is not implemented in this. I think this project has been neglected by Google for a while. 2) when you call a number you see an intermidiate phone number dialing, I understand it's because the phone call is via voip and gets rerouted but as consumer why do I need to see that and be confused as to who am I calling?
  • Major bugs Jan 4, 2019

    By JXuba
    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.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Molly Fisher
    I really like this application. Perfect interface makes phone call management less complicated than the default Android Marshmallow interface. At first, I was like... "Um, it isn't doing what I want." Then I was like, "This works better than the regular phonecall management system!". And now, I am happy and Google Voice manages my phone calls. Plus, I can cloak my phone number when calling so I don't have to provide my real # bc stranger danger.
  • Google Ruined It !! Now It's Back !! Sep 29, 2018

    By The Cazman
    The latest version has some nice improvements but added some other issues. I like the ability to send photos and use emojis. I don’t like that it no longer recalls and suggests the numbers that you have sent texts to. Because I don’t link my iPhone contacts to it, If I delete a text string I now have to look up the number to start a new one. It should suggest numbers that have been used even if the archives are deleted and allow us to delete a suggestion we no longer need. The opposite is true for phone calls. It not only archives the phone numbers of calls you make but there is no way I have found to remove them from the archive. If these two issues were resolved I would rate it 5 stars. I'm updating my previous negative review to a positive 5 stars. Defects have been corrected and it is easier and more reliable to use. I especially like the ability to easily and permanently delete conversation and call history. Thank you Google !! Totally non functional for texts. Used the prior version all the time now there is no way to send a txt because the ">" that used to be there to send is missing. Also, after you enter the destination number you cannot get back to the message without starting over. This is a total train wreck. (Using iPhone 6s with latest iOS update).
  • Mobile data calling is broken Sep 17, 2020

    By JustGiveMeWorkingApps
    Google Voice claims you can make and receive VOIP calls using WIFI and mobile data, provided you configure that you prefer this option versus using your mobile phone number. However whenever you are off WIFI and on mobile data, the app says your “Internet Connection is unstable” so it’s going to use your mobile phone number anyway as a fallback. I assure you my LTE service is excellent and I have no trouble with Zoom and Skype and WhatsApp video calls over LTE, so a voice only call on GV should be a piece of cake. By saying your “Internet Connection is unstable” Google is just making up an excuse for their app being broken. It’s actually Google’s app that is unstable. Too bad they killed making and receiving calls in Hangouts because that worked perfectly all the time. UPDATE: Lowering rating to 1 star. Google contacted me to say I should test my Internet bandwidth while on LTE. Obviously the developers didn’t read what I wrote above about other voice and videoconferencing applications working fine. They simply cannot believe they have a bug and they’re going to blame it on something else. What hubris! And by the way I see similar replies to other poor reviews of this App. Google, Ookla Speedtest shows 11 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up under the worst of circumstances. If that isn’t enough for a phone call, I don’t know what is.
  • Minor issue but over all pretty good Dec 4, 2020

    By Creatures3
    I use my GV as my business # that I give to my clients instead of my personal cell #. It works pretty well and for the most part I’ve been happy with the app. Recently I was having problems not being able to make calls when the wifi/mobile data was on. It kept saying my internet was unstable and I’d have to make the call using my carrier. I could do everything else (make/receive texts and receive calls), but just couldn’t make calls without it using my carrier. It was frustrating and when it would use my carrier, my GV # that my clients are used to wouldn’t be shown on caller ID, it would show some weird #. I tried shutting off and restarting my phone, turning off/on Wifi, checked to see if there was a new update, but none of that was working. I ended up having to delete/reinstall the app, and now it works as before. I like the fact that the new update now shows that the caller is coming through as GV, so I know that’s it’s a business call, it wouldn’t do that before and I wouldn’t know if it was a random caller or business. It would be nice if they added a feature where you can set a separate ring tone for the app.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Lilyia Garcia
    I use this app for work. If I have my Bluetooth headphones connected and someone calls me, there is no audio coming from the other person's end. This is typically resolved by switching to speaker and back to Bluetooth, but it's a slightly annoying workaround. I'd like to see texts turned off when do not disturb is turned on. When I have do not disturb turned on, I still get notifications for texts. I'd also like to see an "away message" for text messages.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Deb Lovemytechy
    1) Years after RCS SMS was introduced by Google and yet it is not implemented in this. I think this project has been neglected by Google for a while. 2) when you call a number you see an intermidiate phone number dialing, I understand it's because the phone call is via voip and gets rerouted but as consumer why do I need to see that and be confused as to who am I calling?
  • Major bugs Jan 4, 2019

    By JXuba
    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.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Molly Fisher
    I really like this application. Perfect interface makes phone call management less complicated than the default Android Marshmallow interface. At first, I was like... "Um, it isn't doing what I want." Then I was like, "This works better than the regular phonecall management system!". And now, I am happy and Google Voice manages my phone calls. Plus, I can cloak my phone number when calling so I don't have to provide my real # bc stranger danger.
  • Concept great but some big issues Sep 19, 2020

    By Reggae Ball
    They really need more options on the notifications, I want sound on calls but not for texts etc. That is a hugeee issue, I do not need a beep every time I get a text. As well customized notifications for each contact would be huge, the ability to mute someone but not block them etc. Also it would be amazing if we could pay to have mutiple numbers, and that we could have multiple GV numbers that go to my cell. I’d hand out one GV number for personal reasons, and another for work reasons and then I’d be able to filter them automatically. I’d pay for that time saver! Rather than to have to customize options on how contacts calls are sorted. And then if you need to you can filter them additionally on top of that. Instead of a pyramid filter think of it as triangle on top of a triangle filter haha. Also a watch app would be amazing. I usually leave my phone behind and it would be great to hear voicemails from my watch. Thanks for your hard work!
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Randall Gillispie
    I have used Google Voice for over 10 years and whole heartedly recommend it for reliable, affordable and adaptable telephone service. Call forwarding has proved to be extremely helpful as phone numbers have come and gone over the years . No contract and no fee can't be beat. Give it a download, you've got nothing to lose.
  • Calls no more ?? And no address book Dec 2, 2017

    By yellowkiwi
    Still not improved!!! I have been using Google voice for nearly 4 years. I needed a safer way to contact clients while Keeping a low profile as well as a way to contact guys I date and block them if need be all while having the ability to archive messages to reference later since I’m also a writer. Overall the service works great but why no address book was included in iPhone app version is beyond me. So I had to add the clients number to the iPhone which became problematic when Facebook linked my profile to these contacts and all the sudden my privacy was violated. And because you can add and update or block numbers from the app only when you log in via your email it gets super annoying. I also wish google had allowed for pictures to be sent out not just received. I recently downloaded another Google voice 3 app which I hoped included an address book along with picture sending and since downloading and using that I can no longer make calls using regular Google voice app. I also wish the messages wouldn't be separated into various conversations with the same person. Why couldn't they archive like regular text message for the same number. Google please fix!!
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    Google voice fails to connect any call. May 11, 2021

    By Barry Nelson
    For quite some time now whenever I try to place a call I get: Can't connect your call Google Voice couldn't place your call to
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By OO000 OO000
    The application is good, but the download process can be difficult as it oftentimes suggests that there are no numbers in a specific area when the numbers are system generated. It is not distinctive in allowing the end user to know if the application provided number or the device primary number is in use. In short, it can be a lot better.
  • Crashes regularly, many bugs May 5, 2018

    By LostInSicilia
    I have been using this app for 1.5 years because I love the concept of a free way to text message and receive calls, but the app itself is the worst app on my phone. It crashes several times a week. When replying from the lock screen, it often does not actually send the message but doesn’t let you know it failed. I cannot send or receive video messages. A new message notification may pop up, but then when opening the app it may be super delayed in appearing. I regularly click on one text message and it opens a different one. 90% of the time if someone calls me, we can’t hear each other and I have to hang up and call them through a different app. I have to forward my calls instead, which works well. I have to use Google Hangouts to make free calls, because using the app either doesn’t work or uses my cell line that costs money. There are a couple of pictures I tried to send once and failed, but the app still shows them as pending months later and there is no way to delete them without deleting the whole conversation...so I have to scroll through them every time to see the latest message. Google obviously does not care to invest hardly any money or time in improving Google Voice. If I knew of a reputable and more reliable free phone and text service, I would use it instead.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Jack Wiggins
    Even though I checked the images on here CAREFULLY before updating, the version they put on my phone is totally different with the stupid controls on the screen bottom so they can't be used. Worse, there's no way to restore the old version that at least DID work. WHY did I rely on Google to tell the truth about their app? Sheesh!
  • Just like everything with the Google brand these days. Nov 30, 2021

    By Kayonesoft
    Used to be the best, now it barely functions. I signed up for Google Voice back in the early days right after it launched. It was an amazing thing to have; free visual voicemail, email alerts, can forward calls to multiple numbers at once, WiFi calling. Very cool and useful. Google was knocking things out of the park constantly. Now, it barely functions. It doesn’t stop the multitude of spoofed spam calls, it drops calls as soon as I try to answer, it sometimes even lets the phone ring out when I hit decline. At least the voicemail transcripts works well enough for native speakers. Anyone with a heavy accent though is transcribed to nonsense. They still won’t filter the multitude of scam calls or add the option to block area codes which is 99% of my call volume and 100% off scams. Google keeps changing things but their entire development philosophy these days seems to be “different but worse”. They no longer have their finger on the pulse of what people need or want. Every change they make across all of their services makes things worse. They’ve entered the state of living long enough to become the villain.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Hal Galbreath
    Discovered a technical issue when trying to use the app. It does not accept WIRED headset audio input (microphone). The headset works fine when I use it with the carrier's call app, and I can use it with the phone's voice recorder no problem. Since I need to be able to see the keypad while I'm using the phone, this defect is a fatal flaw in the Google Voice app.
  • Love the service, not crazy about the latest update Oct 22, 2017

    By ImaGSrider
    **Update. App version 2.8 on iOS 11.0.3 iPhone 7 on AT&T. The app constantly crashes to the point where I have to type text messages in a different app then copy & paste into the GV app and quickly hit the send button before it crashes. It is not a matter of “if” but “how fast” would it crash... I am a total GV fan and extremely thankful for the service which I would gladly pay for. Now, considering this is a free service and a free app it seems ungrateful to criticize but my intent is to provide feedback rather than complain. Since the last update the app (on iPhone 6, iOS 10.2.1) is SLOW! It takes forever to show new messages/voicemail and when searching for a contact, it takes a few seconds for each letter! Another aspect of the update I am not crazy about is the way the dial screen works; you can either input a number on the keypad (default) or if you would like to search by name, you have to touch a keyboard icon which then takes forever to bring it up and another forever for each letter you type. Not sure why this massive slowdown but I am at a point where I am looking for an alternate app for GV
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Brian Cotton
    google fi phone was destroyed by water... thought i would move my number to google voice while i wait for the replacement phone.. but this service is unusable without a working cell phone.. i dont really see the purpose of this application /service i feel like i had a similar situation 8 or 9 years ago and this was a great stop gap . Now, i fail to see why this app would be useful to anyone unless you are trying to hide your phone number or do something shady
  • Needs some work, especially customer service! Dec 10, 2020

    By merta_may
    Google voice covers the basics, you can make phone calls and send and receive text messages. For the most part, it has done everything I needed. I work for mental health facility, and when my job went remote I began using Google Voice to contact our patients about meetings. It worked well until I received a series of private messages, including a photo, via text message which was not intended for, or solicited by me. Out of respect for my client, I wanted to delete the messages without having to see the photo. In order to delete any of the messages in our conversation, I had to open the entire thread which meant opening the photo as well. I searched several times for an alternative, and deleted the app from my phone in the hopes that I would delete the messages. There was no alternative, and no helpful filter for unsolicited adult pictures. There was also no way to contact anyone at google about getting help. As soon as we resume in-person meetings, I will be deleting this app permanently.
  • I hate this app. Dec 9, 2020

    By G3G2NL0720
    I added this app to my phone so parents and students could reach me. Shortly after I began missing calls that were being made to my personal number. So I brought a prepaid smartphone so that those with my Google number. However, that’s not what happened. Now I can’t get voicemails and most of my calls are going to the other phone with Google voice. All I want to do is get this app off my cell phone and separated from my cell phone number, actually I want this mess removed from both my phone numbers. I know there has to be a way get get rid of the app. Someone please help!!! I did make sure I was logging into the correct account. I even sent the calls from Google voice to my personal phone number but my personal calls made to my personal phone number still were answered by my Google voice voicemail. I feel like you are forcing this app on those who decide that they no longer need it. Now I’m missing very important call and messages. All I’m asking is to have the Google voice app from both my phone numbers. I’m asking you to please remove the app...please!!
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    Google voice fails to connect any call. May 11, 2021

    By Barry Nelson
    For quite some time now whenever I try to place a call I get: Can't connect your call Google Voice couldn't place your call to
  • img Expert The Best Apps for a Second Business Phone Number

    The Best Apps for a Second Business Phone Number

    We tested second phone apps for business owners and professionals who need a second phone number. Apps offer different perks and have different setbacks. Here is what we found.

  • img Expert
    1. Get a personal phone number for calling, texting, and voicemail, that you can attach to your Google+ account
    2. You're in control! Get spam filtered automatically and block numbers you don’t want to hear from
    3. Miss an important call? Read advanced voicemail transcriptions in the app and/or have them sent to your email

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 28, 2018

  • Mobile data calling is broken Sep 17, 2020

    By JustGiveMeWorkingApps
    Google Voice claims you can make and receive VOIP calls using WIFI and mobile data, provided you configure that you prefer this option versus using your mobile phone number. However whenever you are off WIFI and on mobile data, the app says your “Internet Connection is unstable” so it’s going to use your mobile phone number anyway as a fallback. I assure you my LTE service is excellent and I have no trouble with Zoom and Skype and WhatsApp video calls over LTE, so a voice only call on GV should be a piece of cake. By saying your “Internet Connection is unstable” Google is just making up an excuse for their app being broken. It’s actually Google’s app that is unstable. Too bad they killed making and receiving calls in Hangouts because that worked perfectly all the time. UPDATE: Lowering rating to 1 star. Google contacted me to say I should test my Internet bandwidth while on LTE. Obviously the developers didn’t read what I wrote above about other voice and videoconferencing applications working fine. They simply cannot believe they have a bug and they’re going to blame it on something else. What hubris! And by the way I see similar replies to other poor reviews of this App. Google, Ookla Speedtest shows 11 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up under the worst of circumstances. If that isn’t enough for a phone call, I don’t know what is.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Molly Fisher
    I really like this application. Perfect interface makes phone call management less complicated than the default Android Marshmallow interface. At first, I was like... "Um, it isn't doing what I want." Then I was like, "This works better than the regular phonecall management system!". And now, I am happy and Google Voice manages my phone calls. Plus, I can cloak my phone number when calling so I don't have to provide my real # bc stranger danger.
  • Good flexible calling app Jul 26, 2020

    By Noeldude
    Lots of stuff to like here. I really like having a second number I can give out instead of my personal cell number. Excellent call quality if you have a solid data connection. I can use my Google Voice account on multiple devices and my laptop browser. I don’t travel much, but when in Europe I can call back to any US number for free if I can find WiFi, plus some of the lowest rates I’ve seen to international numbers. Unlike Skype or WhatsApp, this uses a regular phone number, so the other party doesn’t need some specific app, just a phone. Supports multiple accounts so I can seamlessly use both a personal number and a work GSuite number on the same device. I can transfer calls between my devices; start a call on my laptop, then transfer to my phone. This is really a wonderful platform and I’m happy to see google giving it more attention lately. I’ve been using google voice for years and it keeps getting better. Thanks!
  • Nov 21, 2021

    By David Patison
    Voice is great. Been using for more than 10 years, and I depend on it daily. Phone portion has saved me many $. Used in conjunction with wifi, my phones costs less than $9 a month per phone with unlimited calling and messages. Not really excited that Google knows who I call/message or who calls/messages me, but I don't have anything to hide.
  • Love it. Excellent for Legally Recording too! Sep 18, 2017

    By manDown1130
    I have had this Google phone number attached to my regular number for quite some time. I downloaded the app to my iPhone and was exceedingly surprised at how user-friendly and convenient it is to have a second number that is really attached to my main number. And I do not have to download "sketchy" apps that want to download my contacts to their server and all the other things that are so questionable these days. The part I do really love and have used, is that when people call my Google number, I can press the number four on the keypad, and it plays a legal recording telling both parties that the call is being recorded. If they continue, that is their legal acknowledgment and then Google sends you that entire recording to keep or archive on their trusted servers for as long as needed. Overall, I really cannot say enough about the Google number feature. And the app that I am reviewing here, is just an added bonus that deserves 10 stars in my opinion.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Peter DeGraaf
    I have used Google Voice for at least 8 years. Phones have come and gone and Google Voice remains the same. I love the ability to use my laptop read and respond to Voice mail or text and them ask Google Voice to call the person and route at call to personal cell phone. While on the road, my spouse and children have used this feature to help me stay connected with those who requesting my attention.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Drew Ryan
    This is an excellent app with a Chrome extension for desktop support. If you have a device and access to the internet you have access to a means to make phone calls and send and receive texts. Even if your device has no service all need is wifi. Excellent product.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Yo Yo
    Awesome design, and feature set. This app effectively makes 2 phones out of 1. The ability to choose a working area code and number are unmatched by any other app. Most phones sold today, come with this app pre-loaded, for obvious and well deserved reasons. Voice allows you to have a different Number with a completely different ringtone for voice and and notification for messaging. Different contacts can contact the same phone with 2 numbers.
  • Fantastic May 28, 2019

    By picknassaro
    I’ve been looking for a way to have the type of functionality iMessage gives you on iPhone/iPad/Mac, but with Windows instead of a Mac. This is literally perfect for that. I get messages, calls, and voicemails on any device, any OS, truly what I needed. Would love some of the silly niceties of modern messaging apps like stickers, read receipts, message reactions, end-to-end encryption if it isn’t already present, etc etc... If there were any way my non-GV contacts could see my messages as if I were on an iPhone, like if Google Voice were able to send my messages through iMessage servers via some kind of deal with Apple, then that would just be icing on the cake. My communication on any OS, but without my iOS friends having to deal with the green bubble issues like insecure communications and low res images and such. But for now, I really do love this.
  • Great for teachers/distance learning May 30, 2021

    By P. Dee. 3
    As a teacher who initially had to work from home, having a Google Voice account helped me keep in touch with my students’ families without having to give out my actual personal number. There are settings to establish notification times as well, so you can set up “out of office” or contractual hours times, where you won’t be notified until you are ready to start your day (for those families or students who are only available to call or text you during the evenings or nighttimes). It really helped to re-establish work/home boundaries. The texts came in like regular texts, and the audio for voice calls were just as normal as through my actual phone. I am pleased and thankful!
  • Google Ruined It !! Now It's Back !! Sep 29, 2018

    By The Cazman
    The latest version has some nice improvements but added some other issues. I like the ability to send photos and use emojis. I don’t like that it no longer recalls and suggests the numbers that you have sent texts to. Because I don’t link my iPhone contacts to it, If I delete a text string I now have to look up the number to start a new one. It should suggest numbers that have been used even if the archives are deleted and allow us to delete a suggestion we no longer need. The opposite is true for phone calls. It not only archives the phone numbers of calls you make but there is no way I have found to remove them from the archive. If these two issues were resolved I would rate it 5 stars. I'm updating my previous negative review to a positive 5 stars. Defects have been corrected and it is easier and more reliable to use. I especially like the ability to easily and permanently delete conversation and call history. Thank you Google !! Totally non functional for texts. Used the prior version all the time now there is no way to send a txt because the ">" that used to be there to send is missing. Also, after you enter the destination number you cannot get back to the message without starting over. This is a total train wreck. (Using iPhone 6s with latest iOS update).
  • Minor issue but over all pretty good Dec 4, 2020

    By Creatures3
    I use my GV as my business # that I give to my clients instead of my personal cell #. It works pretty well and for the most part I’ve been happy with the app. Recently I was having problems not being able to make calls when the wifi/mobile data was on. It kept saying my internet was unstable and I’d have to make the call using my carrier. I could do everything else (make/receive texts and receive calls), but just couldn’t make calls without it using my carrier. It was frustrating and when it would use my carrier, my GV # that my clients are used to wouldn’t be shown on caller ID, it would show some weird #. I tried shutting off and restarting my phone, turning off/on Wifi, checked to see if there was a new update, but none of that was working. I ended up having to delete/reinstall the app, and now it works as before. I like the fact that the new update now shows that the caller is coming through as GV, so I know that’s it’s a business call, it wouldn’t do that before and I wouldn’t know if it was a random caller or business. It would be nice if they added a feature where you can set a separate ring tone for the app.
  • Concept great but some big issues Sep 19, 2020

    By Reggae Ball
    They really need more options on the notifications, I want sound on calls but not for texts etc. That is a hugeee issue, I do not need a beep every time I get a text. As well customized notifications for each contact would be huge, the ability to mute someone but not block them etc. Also it would be amazing if we could pay to have mutiple numbers, and that we could have multiple GV numbers that go to my cell. I’d hand out one GV number for personal reasons, and another for work reasons and then I’d be able to filter them automatically. I’d pay for that time saver! Rather than to have to customize options on how contacts calls are sorted. And then if you need to you can filter them additionally on top of that. Instead of a pyramid filter think of it as triangle on top of a triangle filter haha. Also a watch app would be amazing. I usually leave my phone behind and it would be great to hear voicemails from my watch. Thanks for your hard work!
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Randall Gillispie
    I have used Google Voice for over 10 years and whole heartedly recommend it for reliable, affordable and adaptable telephone service. Call forwarding has proved to be extremely helpful as phone numbers have come and gone over the years . No contract and no fee can't be beat. Give it a download, you've got nothing to lose.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By kindle fire22309
    Voice has a significant bug after the latest update. It no longer rings the phone if set to "prefer wifi". It will wake the phone, but not ring. A work-around is to reduce the notify priority for an incoming wifi call to high instead of urgent. Now the phone will ring, but you have to wake it using the button on the side, then you can answer the call.
  • App keeps Freezing up while making a call Apr 2, 2021

    By JessiND
    This is a new development and I’m not sure if it’s because of an update or because of the Bluetooth headset I stared using. When I hang up or if the call is dropped, about half the time the app will freeze on the call screen. All the buttons will be grayed out and I can’t go anywhere in the app. I can leave the app by pushing the home button on my phone, but it will act like I have an ongoing call until I push the end call button on my headset. Some times this unfreezes the app as well, but other times I have to delete and reinstall. The trouble didn’t start as soon as I started using the headset, but I thought it might be a contributing factor. If possible, please fix. I really like using this app for teleworking, as it allows me to call customers without them getting my personal number.
  • Nov 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Pringle
    I love the app but there is one problem, in the suggestions there is absolutely no way to remove a unwanted phone number. I see this number all the time and I have no way of getting rid of it, I've also thought about removing my Google Voice number but I'm never able to. Please allow unwanted suggested numbers to be removed and this app will be perfect! Thank you
  • Not bad Sep 27, 2017

    By LambdaPrincess
    The Google folks have been working hard on this app since they give it the functionality we all expect when we text. I have every faith that they will finally get it together and that one day it will work effortlessly like it used to before they added the features that we all asked for. Google voice, in general, is a service that I cannot see living without. In my opinion, google voice must be something that God created on the eighth day after he rested on the seventh I love it that much. I feel sorry for people who do not use Google Voice as their primary way to contact people. I can't think of any way that they could possibly improve google voice's incredibly rich and awesome features, except to finally get the app to stop crashing a few times a week.
  • How to know if calls are GV or cell phone number Jun 7, 2019

    By Lizard Trails
    If you want to know whether the call is coming from your personal number or your google voice number without having to use the awkward call screening (where it asks callers to say their name before the call goes through), then don’t link your phone number, granted you’ll have to use the default option to make calls over WiFi and data instead of using your carrier. Now all google voice calls will come through the app, so when a call comes, you will see that it is a google voice call. However, if your data service is weak, then the call could be dropped, but at least you’ll know it’s a GV call and you can call them back later.
  • Reliable, but some things.. Dec 10, 2020

    By trickillusion
    Would rate 5 stars if you could change the ringtone for sms messages!! But other than that, this app is reliable for calls and for texts, I appreciate that it’s always 100% free for domestic use. The UI needs some modifying. The text box for texts is way too small, it doesn’t resize like it does in the iMessage app as you write more so going back to review what you’ve written for longer texts especially can be a chore. Also, there used to be an option to forward calls as the actual caller id, or to just have your google voice number show up as the id which I really liked. But it seems that feature is gone, please bring it back!!
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Lilyia Garcia
    I use this app for work. If I have my Bluetooth headphones connected and someone calls me, there is no audio coming from the other person's end. This is typically resolved by switching to speaker and back to Bluetooth, but it's a slightly annoying workaround. I'd like to see texts turned off when do not disturb is turned on. When I have do not disturb turned on, I still get notifications for texts. I'd also like to see an "away message" for text messages.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Deb Lovemytechy
    1) Years after RCS SMS was introduced by Google and yet it is not implemented in this. I think this project has been neglected by Google for a while. 2) when you call a number you see an intermidiate phone number dialing, I understand it's because the phone call is via voip and gets rerouted but as consumer why do I need to see that and be confused as to who am I calling?
  • Major bugs Jan 4, 2019

    By JXuba
    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.
  • Calls no more ?? And no address book Dec 2, 2017

    By yellowkiwi
    Still not improved!!! I have been using Google voice for nearly 4 years. I needed a safer way to contact clients while Keeping a low profile as well as a way to contact guys I date and block them if need be all while having the ability to archive messages to reference later since I’m also a writer. Overall the service works great but why no address book was included in iPhone app version is beyond me. So I had to add the clients number to the iPhone which became problematic when Facebook linked my profile to these contacts and all the sudden my privacy was violated. And because you can add and update or block numbers from the app only when you log in via your email it gets super annoying. I also wish google had allowed for pictures to be sent out not just received. I recently downloaded another Google voice 3 app which I hoped included an address book along with picture sending and since downloading and using that I can no longer make calls using regular Google voice app. I also wish the messages wouldn't be separated into various conversations with the same person. Why couldn't they archive like regular text message for the same number. Google please fix!!
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By David White
    Wish it would ring the phone for incomming calls consistantly. But it doesnt. No idea why. Has always been this way. I do get notifications of missed calls. But sure would be better if it played the ring tone evey time. It doesnt. I have seen incoming calls on the screen but no ring. I have already tried resetting cache + app data + re-installed the app. I checked incoming notification settings. No change. I finally have Tasker listen for incoming call notifications + have it play the ringtone.
  • Great in theory, so-so in practice Feb 23, 2020

    By Coco3102
    I love the idea of having a second phone number that’s separate from my mobile but accessible on it. I’ve used Voice for years for all kinds of things that I want to keep one step away from my “private” number. In the last couple of years, though, I’ve found it periodically stops working with iOS. I have no idea if this is Google’s fault or if it’s something Apple does in its updates, but I hit these patches where I can’t get it to ring through the app or through call forwarding if I delete the app. I do all the suggested fixes online, and it still might or might not work. I just have to wait for an update. I’ve missed a couple of important calls this was and have to say I don’t think I can rely on it for everything anymore. I’ll still use it for things like making calls through my laptop (great for conference calls - the sound seems to be much better than speakerphone), but I can’t recommend this for anything really important if this issue keeps happening.
  • Updates are making use more difficult Aug 19, 2018

    By jamman9000
    I was really happy to see GV getting some love again with actual work being done on it... But soon into the changes I noticed the first downgrade in functionality. Before, I was able to use the dial pad to search my contacts' by name using the letters associated with the numbers AND could just search by the phone number itself, but it changed. Instead, searching by number became the default and to switch to searching by alphabet I had to tap a button that brought up the keyboard. I don't understand, the first way had the best of both worlds in one... is it because we don't associate letters with dial pad numbers as much anymore? Then this new update came out (mid-August 2018) that got rid of the alphabet search function entirely! I have to go to the contacts tab and search for my contact and go through so much more now to just call someone. I was annoyed before, but now it's very frustrating! Not having much of a problem otherwise... Please improve the dial pad contact search! Bring back the all-in-one method!
  • iOS 14 broke Google Voice Sep 27, 2020

    By vincentc3rdIII
    Ok. So I am a google voice power user. I do not even know what my phones real number is. Everything was fine until ios14. It took me a few days to figure it out. Here is the problem. Under the setting that says “Make and Receive Calls” the choices are “Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile data” or “Use Carrier Only”. The best choice is Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile data. That was what I always used and it worked great. However, since the iOS 14 update that choice breaks Bluetooth in the car. No one can hear you. Also, calls keep dropping. So I switched to “Use Carrier Only”. That works fine with Bluetooth in the car, but “hey Siri call John smith using google voice” does not work with this setting. Also, creating a shortcut to call from that Siri command does not work with the setting “Use Carrier Only”. Please fix it so that Bluetooth works perfectly with the “Prefer Wi-Fi and mobile Data” setting so that Bluetooth works in the car and I can use voice commands to dial through google voice.
  • Voicemail playback is losing its user-friendliness Jun 6, 2019

    By golfshot474
    I love the service and have used it since about 2006 or 2007 (I think). My only issue is that the app is making it harder to listen to voicemails. Oftentimes the voicemails play back on a low volume, which is on me because I have to wait until a message is playing before I can increase the volume. That isn’t the app’s problem... Because it starts at a low volume I have to replay the message after I am able to turn it up, and I don’t mind doing this. The problem is that it is almost impossible to scroll the voicemail bar back to the left now that they added a feature to delete the message, by swiping left on the message. When trying the drag the voicemail bar back it ends up sliding the message over for the delete feature. Frustrating because if I have a long voicemail (1min+) I don’t want to have to wait until it’s done before I replay it. Especially when I have multiple voicemails to listen to. FWP
  • Good but could be much better Feb 16, 2018

    By khtestgv
    The whole purpose of using GV is so I don’t give out my personal number and avoid unwanted calls. When people call my GV #, it rings on my cell like my regular network #. It would be great if I can get (sound/vibrate) ring notification within the app that is “separate” from my regular phone. That way I can tell the call is coming in via GV # or personal #. Tried multiple work around but doesn’t seems to work correctly. An online article suggested downloading Google Hangout App and have the GV # forward to Hangout instead of my personal #. Doing that does allow a separate notification in the Hangout app when people call my GV # and regular number would ring normally. However, downloading 2 apps is a hassle and cause problems with other functions and more confusing. Why need 2 app google? when GV app can be improve to ring separately. Also, if contacts can be manage within the app would be better. Not sure why it wasn’t included with the app creation or update.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By OO000 OO000
    The application is good, but the download process can be difficult as it oftentimes suggests that there are no numbers in a specific area when the numbers are system generated. It is not distinctive in allowing the end user to know if the application provided number or the device primary number is in use. In short, it can be a lot better.
  • Crashes regularly, many bugs May 5, 2018

    By LostInSicilia
    I have been using this app for 1.5 years because I love the concept of a free way to text message and receive calls, but the app itself is the worst app on my phone. It crashes several times a week. When replying from the lock screen, it often does not actually send the message but doesn’t let you know it failed. I cannot send or receive video messages. A new message notification may pop up, but then when opening the app it may be super delayed in appearing. I regularly click on one text message and it opens a different one. 90% of the time if someone calls me, we can’t hear each other and I have to hang up and call them through a different app. I have to forward my calls instead, which works well. I have to use Google Hangouts to make free calls, because using the app either doesn’t work or uses my cell line that costs money. There are a couple of pictures I tried to send once and failed, but the app still shows them as pending months later and there is no way to delete them without deleting the whole conversation...so I have to scroll through them every time to see the latest message. Google obviously does not care to invest hardly any money or time in improving Google Voice. If I knew of a reputable and more reliable free phone and text service, I would use it instead.
  • Just like everything with the Google brand these days. Nov 30, 2021

    By Kayonesoft
    Used to be the best, now it barely functions. I signed up for Google Voice back in the early days right after it launched. It was an amazing thing to have; free visual voicemail, email alerts, can forward calls to multiple numbers at once, WiFi calling. Very cool and useful. Google was knocking things out of the park constantly. Now, it barely functions. It doesn’t stop the multitude of spoofed spam calls, it drops calls as soon as I try to answer, it sometimes even lets the phone ring out when I hit decline. At least the voicemail transcripts works well enough for native speakers. Anyone with a heavy accent though is transcribed to nonsense. They still won’t filter the multitude of scam calls or add the option to block area codes which is 99% of my call volume and 100% off scams. Google keeps changing things but their entire development philosophy these days seems to be “different but worse”. They no longer have their finger on the pulse of what people need or want. Every change they make across all of their services makes things worse. They’ve entered the state of living long enough to become the villain.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Hal Galbreath
    Discovered a technical issue when trying to use the app. It does not accept WIRED headset audio input (microphone). The headset works fine when I use it with the carrier's call app, and I can use it with the phone's voice recorder no problem. Since I need to be able to see the keypad while I'm using the phone, this defect is a fatal flaw in the Google Voice app.
  • Love the service, not crazy about the latest update Oct 22, 2017

    By ImaGSrider
    **Update. App version 2.8 on iOS 11.0.3 iPhone 7 on AT&T. The app constantly crashes to the point where I have to type text messages in a different app then copy & paste into the GV app and quickly hit the send button before it crashes. It is not a matter of “if” but “how fast” would it crash... I am a total GV fan and extremely thankful for the service which I would gladly pay for. Now, considering this is a free service and a free app it seems ungrateful to criticize but my intent is to provide feedback rather than complain. Since the last update the app (on iPhone 6, iOS 10.2.1) is SLOW! It takes forever to show new messages/voicemail and when searching for a contact, it takes a few seconds for each letter! Another aspect of the update I am not crazy about is the way the dial screen works; you can either input a number on the keypad (default) or if you would like to search by name, you have to touch a keyboard icon which then takes forever to bring it up and another forever for each letter you type. Not sure why this massive slowdown but I am at a point where I am looking for an alternate app for GV
  • Needs some work, especially customer service! Dec 10, 2020

    By merta_may
    Google voice covers the basics, you can make phone calls and send and receive text messages. For the most part, it has done everything I needed. I work for mental health facility, and when my job went remote I began using Google Voice to contact our patients about meetings. It worked well until I received a series of private messages, including a photo, via text message which was not intended for, or solicited by me. Out of respect for my client, I wanted to delete the messages without having to see the photo. In order to delete any of the messages in our conversation, I had to open the entire thread which meant opening the photo as well. I searched several times for an alternative, and deleted the app from my phone in the hopes that I would delete the messages. There was no alternative, and no helpful filter for unsolicited adult pictures. There was also no way to contact anyone at google about getting help. As soon as we resume in-person meetings, I will be deleting this app permanently.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Jess X
    this app allows free calls and text messaging. the only thing i wish they would fix is the ring notification. i dont like that i dont know which line is ringing since the calls come straight through to my direct line. UPDATE: you can now lose your number... iv had google voice since it came out and never had this issue... smh. Time to find a new app
  • Not small biz reliable Jun 13, 2021

    By Sooxi54327
    From the beginning texts show up from different numbers at different times on the Google Voice app and my phone’s texting app. I have to figure out how and where to add people to contacts resulting in 7 Becky Smittys. Phone calls now don’t seem to have any info about which line they’re from and I’ve missed calls and texts over the years so I still have to give my personal number out too. I get 100’s of calls from the same exchange, all hang ups or spam calls, so the list of users is distributed fast and far. There’s a new change coming that I can’t remember but it, together with the fact that I was never able to find any help or support for the issues above, is what’s forcing me to find a different option that’s reliable for my business. There were links in other answers here that might have helped, but they can’t be copied for some ridiculous reason. No hyperlink. Another dead end. I really tried Google. It shouldn’t be this hard to be loyal.
  • I use this for my work line and it’s infuriating Dec 19, 2017

    By j_betty
    I run an animal rescue and I meet all types of total weirdos and sketchy individuals that try to call middle of be night, try to look up my address, give out my number to total strangers that have absolutely no regard for other people’s lives. Insert google voice, to give an additional line to my phone so I can keep it on me all the time without an actual second phone BUT have at least a small amount of privacy and keep track of my work people from my home people. BUT THIS APP CRASHES ALL THE TIME. ALL. THE. TIME. Almost every day, and often multiple times in a day. I will be trying to have a convo by text with volunteers giving time-sensitive information so they can have written instructions to refer back to later when they’re at the vet and I can’t get because it won’t stop crashing. It’s absolutely maddening. Very little options in settings. The whole app is very clunky and SO. SLOW. There’s a substantial delay using Google voice. If I knew of an alternative to this I would absolutely use it.
  • Quit changing the settings Jan 1, 2019

    By Wickedb69
    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.
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    Google voice fails to connect any call. May 11, 2021

    By Barry Nelson
    For quite some time now whenever I try to place a call I get: Can't connect your call Google Voice couldn't place your call to
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Jack Wiggins
    Even though I checked the images on here CAREFULLY before updating, the version they put on my phone is totally different with the stupid controls on the screen bottom so they can't be used. Worse, there's no way to restore the old version that at least DID work. WHY did I rely on Google to tell the truth about their app? Sheesh!
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Brian Cotton
    google fi phone was destroyed by water... thought i would move my number to google voice while i wait for the replacement phone.. but this service is unusable without a working cell phone.. i dont really see the purpose of this application /service i feel like i had a similar situation 8 or 9 years ago and this was a great stop gap . Now, i fail to see why this app would be useful to anyone unless you are trying to hide your phone number or do something shady
  • I hate this app. Dec 9, 2020

    By G3G2NL0720
    I added this app to my phone so parents and students could reach me. Shortly after I began missing calls that were being made to my personal number. So I brought a prepaid smartphone so that those with my Google number. However, that’s not what happened. Now I can’t get voicemails and most of my calls are going to the other phone with Google voice. All I want to do is get this app off my cell phone and separated from my cell phone number, actually I want this mess removed from both my phone numbers. I know there has to be a way get get rid of the app. Someone please help!!! I did make sure I was logging into the correct account. I even sent the calls from Google voice to my personal phone number but my personal calls made to my personal phone number still were answered by my Google voice voicemail. I feel like you are forcing this app on those who decide that they no longer need it. Now I’m missing very important call and messages. All I’m asking is to have the Google voice app from both my phone numbers. I’m asking you to please remove the app...please!!
  • Nov 25, 2021

    By LY K
    Incoming calls don't ring, they show up but are silent. It doesn't do as well on calls as hangouts did. It's a bit laggy when it loads history. Otherwise, has a decent interface. Edit: Down to one star for the useless response. Many other reviews are complaining of the same issues. Edit: wish I could put negative stars. The app is buggy and has the functionality of the 2000's. Most simple phone dialer apps have a better UI.
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Josh Johnson
    I've been using Google voice for years but since August, text messages stopped coming in and I can't send any. I tried the help forums but they just give me a generic response with the assumption I was spamming even though I'm not. Then they block me from responding. I still get calls and mms pics though. Just an unreliable service.
  • It doesn’t work Dec 6, 2021

    By Nick-64
    It would be nice if the app actually worked or at least there were instructions on how to use it. All I got was, it accessed my phone book. I allowed that. But when I went to use the app, i.e. make a phone call. It told me that I had to click on something. But there was nothing on which to click. Then, it came up with two notifications, which I was unable to see or delete. After fussing with it awhile, and then looking for some sort of direction, I gave up and deleted it. App writers need to look at things from the view of the user! Maybe they would learn something. ——————————————————————— So, I reloaded, thinking that it would work. It doesn’t. It has the same issue: once the number has been entered, it says to push an icon. But there is no icon to push. Hmmm! The last iteration of this worked. But now it doesn’t again. I dial the number and it says it can’t make the call. Sad. It still does not work. i don’t know why someone from Google does not respond to this issue. It works on my computer, but not on my iPad.
  • No more linked texting Sep 18, 2020

    By Chris_cpu
    I use Google Voice texting app for my “On-Call” as an Admin at a statewide Hospital for Doctor’s & Nurse’s that affect patient care. Before when I get paged to my google voice phone number it used link-up to my actual personal cell phone and that particular notification would be a HIGH PRIORITY page and identified based from the phone number listed in my own personal contacts so the paging would alert me in the middle of the night should anything go wrong. Instead the page only shows up on the google voice texting area for only a single “ding” that is easily missed. I have checked and rechecked my settings and as far as removing my personal cell from the linked phone to only re-register my personal cell for only the same results. Please Google support!!! I really need this to work as it was working before so whatever changed since mid-July-2020 should be turned back on or changed back. This has been an AWESOME alternative up till now. I will rate this app again hopefully when it is polished up.
  • Powerless to stop spam Nov 17, 2021

    By Gheeze
    UPDATE: Thanks for replying, but I had already read that article and attempted it all and I still get 10+ calls a day. I literally only need this to answer 1 specific phone number, but I get constant, random calls that interrupt my day and aggravate me to no end. I refuse to pay money to solve a problem I didn’t create, so it looks like I’ll need to find an alternative to this poor excuse of an app. The only reason I have a Voice number is to activate the front door lock on my apartment building, but somehow, spammers got a hold of my number and will not stop calling me. I get dozens of calls a day and none of the features in Voice help mitigate them at all. It’s insanely frustrating and the only solution seems to be paying money to change my phone number, which still wouldn’t ensure that my number won’t get scraped again by another spam service. I’ve got 200+ blocked and spam calls in my history and my number only needs to answer one caller. This is awful and I wish there was any kind of solution.
  • No Numbers—ANYWHERE Apr 11, 2021

    By tortilla1111
    I recently upgraded my phone and for some reason when I logged on to my Google Voice account that I use often and for years, my phone number was gone and when I search, Google Voice says there’s no numbers—anywhere. So I made an entire new Google account and tried again, but the dams thing happened. I literally typed in every single state in the US and the app claims there are no numbers. You’re seriously trying to tell me that all the numbers in places like Wyoming and Montana are taken up? Yeah right. There’s definitely something wrong with their app but it’s literally impossible to receive any type of customer service. Ridiculous that a company this huge can’t make an app that works. Now I have to change my number with tons of businesses and people. I wondered why I was not receiving calls and texts. Now I know why. Google Voice cost me a lot of business by doing whatever they did to make their app not work and take away the number I had for years with no warning.

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