Apple gets some Google Voice love
Google has expanded its offering on the iPhone, its biggest mobile rival, by allowing all iPhone users to have the full Google Voice experience.
The search giant has recently launched the Google Voice app for iPhone. This means iPhone users can now place calls over their mobile data connection instead of using traditional voice calling.
Google did previously have a Google Voice offering for iPhone users, but it was a slimmed-down HTML5-based version of what was available on Android. The new app has all the same functionality as Android users.
These features include:
* Cheap rates for international calls
* Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
* Voicemail transcription
* Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls
You'll also get notifications when your Google Voice account gets new voicemail or text messages, and the ability to have Direct Access Numbers, making the app act just like a normal phone.
The new Google Voice app is now available from the App Store. It's a free download for anyone running iOS 3.1 or later.
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Via Google Blog