I installed this app because I read a lot of great reviews. I signed up and made an account and number. I initially got this app to receive calls from prison that would be much cheaper than usual. I even picked out a number that had the same area code of the prison I was receiving calls from. When they called me it when through as if the call would be connected but it didn't. I have put money on my account to assure that there would be no issues and they calls do not connect. It has no number where to call and speak to someone about these issues. That is my only issue with this app.
I have had Google Voice on my current phone for a year, and it worked fine, but didn't need to monitor my calls anymore. I followed the instructions and removed it March 11, 2017 . On April 20, 2017 I tried to make a call and got the error message "Unfortunately Google Voice has stopped working". I get no incoming calls or messages either. I can't use my default carrier. Google has a death grip on my phone number...
Google Voice was working fine and was reliable, some times a bit late on the delivery of messages, but acceptable. Then came the latest update... my outgoing messages now get queued for long periods of time, some never make it out. A couple of times I've received "network connection problems" notifications when trying to send messages. I even got a "Could not be sent. Quota exceeded" message... what is up whit that? I was under the impression that text messages with Google Voice were free and unlimited. I am eagerly waiting for a quick fix to these issues.
The app functionality is much better for iOS than for Android... Why is that? Why should I have to choose before each phone call? I want to be able to just go to Google voice and start dialing. Please make this exactly like how it is on the iPhone. All and all I love the Google voice concept, I use it extensively from the day it came out.
Have had this app for years. Love the recent update, the new look and features. Only have 2 questions: Why doesn't app update replace number with updated contact name? In the past I have logged out & logged back into app and the info would update, but can't locate the sign-out option. Where can I find it in the updated app? Will change to 5🌟 once option is located.
I can't believe others are not mentioning the ability to have different vmail msg per group. Hands down the best feature. New interface is sleek. Please bring back the widget or tell us why you HAD to remove it. I KNOW this service is free, and thank you, but I'd be willing to PAY. Stop spending resources on Google+ which is just not going anywhere. My customers love when they call and get a custom message bypassing my general message. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THAT AWAY. Again VERY willing to pay for Google Voice.
• Conversation delete
• Disabling app notifications for text messages
• Do not disturb
• Gif image search on Gboard
• Conversation archive shortcut (long-press on conversation list)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
• New layout to separate calls, messages and voicemail
• Message threading, photo sharing and group messaging
• Support for multiple accounts, Android Wear, in-notification replies, improved contact integration