Google Voice

Google Voice

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Rated 4.1 stars out of five star
159,049 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: December 1, 2017

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Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home.

You're in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don't want to hear from.

Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.

Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.

Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.

Cheap international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data.

Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for Android use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)

Google Voice APK Version History
User Reviews
4.1

159,049 Total
5 94,785 
4 28,874 
3 12,376 
2 6,305 
1 16,709 
 Cody Mckinney
Cody Mckinney
December 16, 2017

This is a great app that allows you to call and message home. I would recommend that Google combine the Hangouts dialer with this app so it does not require the use of the stock dialer on your phone. The issue I had with using the stock phone dialer is if you are traveling abroad and suspend your account sometimes the phone cannot make Wifi only calls. I am sure there are several issues that could cause this but I was able to circumvent them by using Google Hangouts dialer and Google Hangouts in combiation with this app. Full Review

 Michael Glasson
Michael Glasson
December 17, 2017

Google Voice is an incredible app. You're getting a telephone number for free that can be used across devices. It could really become a dominant messaging app, if Google wanted it to be! The possibilities of adding features here is endless. I would like to see more frequent updates to this app. This app has improved tremendously but there are still bugs such as I'm currently unable to attach an image already on my phone. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
December 16, 2017

Still a great service, but for a while now, everytime I make a regular domestic call on Verizon (with GV set to only be used for international calls), the GV app causes the dialer to quickly hang up, then place the call a second time a second or 2 later. Makes no sense. As soon as I set GV to not be used at all, the problem disappears. Just annoying. Full Review

 Chad Mozley
Chad Mozley
December 4, 2017

The new interface is good looking. And I still love having a free Voice number. But the toggle widget was simply a must. I use Voice to make calls for work, and my carrier's number for all others. The Toggle widget let me switch numbers on the fly, and now that function is buried in the in-app Settings menu. The option to choose for each call is a pain. UPDATE: I uninstalled this version and downloaded previous version's .apk from a mirror site to have access to the widget. 2/22: Guys, please: WIDGETS. Full Review

 Demetrius 'DSquared Financial' Johnson

I love a lot of the second-tier Google apps like Inbox as opposed to Gmail and Allo and assistant as opposed to ok Google unfortunately with a lot of these apps you cannot set them to be the default... Also I noticed with Allo and the Google Assistant you will get different search responses to the same answer as the OK Google functionality. Please allow Google Voice to be set as a default as opposed to having to route through Hangouts for WiFi calling I hate that. Allo and the Google Assistant need to be able to call upon Inbox to send email not just Gmail... Google Voice can be set as a default dial it but only if you have a cell signal..... Just some general feedback. I just really feel that you should be able to use the assistant in conjunction with Inbox and Google Voice but you can't because they can't be set as defaults. So consequently you are stuck using Gmail and hangouts.. this would be more appealing to business owners as well. Full Review

 David Briley
David Briley
December 7, 2017

I like that I can get my text and calls even if my phone or laptop is not with me by just logging into another computer. I also like that it keeps a record and backup copy of all my text and phone call logs. I also like that it gives me the flexibility to text from my computer as well and goes along with the Google Chrome extension! Full Review

 Heather McCollor
Heather McCollor
November 30, 2017

Not user friendly. I couldn't find the PIN to set up a voicemail greeting and the "Help" answers were apparently out-of-date. I had hoped to be able to schedule my Do Not Disturb hours, since it is a work number, but that feature is not available. I had also hoped to be able to create a group that would dial out on the Google Voice number, so my personal contracts would automatically dial out on my personal number, but that isn't any option. Having to select which number to dial out on every time I place a call is a pain, and it's not compatible with my Ford SYNC or "Okay Google, call...." Disappointed. Full Review

 Jason Watts
Jason Watts
December 9, 2017

Having an issue when receiving calls, all I hear is static when I initially get a call. If I call them back, or they call me back the call is fine, but the initial received call is static and I can't hear them. This is super annoying, and it's getting worse. I need my GV number TO WORK! Full Review

 Dinu Catona
Dinu Catona
December 8, 2017

The last release is a total fail. Google, what happened? Doesn't recognize * prefixes anymore. Used to work fine and they broke it. How hard is it to detect the network i'm on and strip any * prefixes if you can't deal with them? Have a db of prefixes that you can match against. Full Review

 Starlene Pleasant
Starlene Pleasant
December 14, 2017

As a business feature I was really happy with Google Voice until I started noticing that the calls that I was placing and using my home phone to do started appearing as charges on my home phone which sucks. Not only that but when I call local numbers using my Google Voice number for whatever reason it reflects as sometimes a completely different state and most times a completely different number it may not be a huge deal in the grand scheme of things but it's certainly worth noting when I have to pay extra for a service that advertises as free Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
December 3, 2017

This has been an indispensable service to me for many years and recently got a material design update.. l also think lacking multi-select functionality in 2017 on a Google app is atrocious. Otherwise flawless. Full Review

 Natasha Helischauer
Natasha Helischauer
November 29, 2017

Well, I work for a Market Research company and when we decided to go home based, we started using Google Voice. Love this program and would not be able to do my job without it. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 5, 2017

Suddenly inundated with spam callers. Any way to get nomorobo support in G Voice? Full Review

 Alisha Walker
Alisha Walker
December 12, 2017

Long Time User Of Google Voice. But No separation of my Google voice texts/calls and my regular device # texts and calls, No good review. It's extremely confusing bunching up all calls/texts that's not associated with the google voice # and is your device msgs/calls. Not to mention you randomly keep texts from Google voice and place them in the Google voice inbox that were either deleted or archived. Also where are my starred texts? This is ridiculous!! Add Content That Is Good in regard to Google Voice To Make It Better. Don't Take Away The Best Content You Had On Google Voice & Make It Worse. Just Look At Your Reviews And Approval Rating. Horrid. Please Separate texts and calls from the Google voice app and your device # msgs and calls. It's confusing! Please put back the Starred text option as well. Very disappointed! Full Review

 Jon Harrison
Jon Harrison
December 13, 2017

Needs some improvement. Biggest need is to perfect group messaging; I constantly don't receive random messages in group messaging. Messages come in a different order then when they were sent too so it's really hard to follow the conversation of a group you're sending texts to. Also, I would like to see the addition of being able to make and receive calls in the app. And when sharing links or pictures from another app voice takes you to your contact list, not your conversation list so you have to type your contacts in every time (makes things really inconvenient for sharing things to a group message). Themes would be nice. Full Review

 Nathan Cox
Nathan Cox
December 8, 2017

Easy to set up. Calls, texts, and visual voicemail work just fine. No problems, so far. Nice to know that as long as I have a wi-fi connection, I'll always have a working number that I can be reached at even if my network coverage drops or if I'm late with a payment. Full Review

 Jessie Fredlund
Jessie Fredlund
December 5, 2017

Useless! When I try to sign up for a number it just cycles through the sign-up screens and when I enter the verification code it takes me back to the beginning. Full Review

 Sia Joo
Sia Joo
December 14, 2017

Big flaw, despite setting outgoing calls to carrie number it calls from Voice number. Also when trying to open a contact in message it is impossible, it just drops down immediately. Needs fixing ASAP. Full Review

 Abisheik Singh
Abisheik Singh
December 13, 2017

No wear app? Also, the Chrome extension hasn't been updated for years. The only way to "fix" both of these things is to use GV in Hangouts, which isn't a good fix at all. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
December 13, 2017

The last update has completely broken Voice on my stock Nexus 6p. Can't make or receive a call without the radios resetting atleast once a day if not once an hour. You still have the stupid warning stating you are roaming outside of the US. YES we know this, we are adults, give us the option to turn this off with a waiver I don't care just have it shut off. You are making it impossible to have a Google voice number separate from my SIM. PLEASE FIX IT. Full Review

 Hugh Leonard
Hugh Leonard
December 8, 2017

The app works well for incoming and outgoing calls, group and individual messaging, and provides a backup via you Google account of call and message history. No issues with over a year's worth of use. Full Review

 Lola MG
Lola MG
November 30, 2017

Very convenient, will continue to use. Only concern i have is the slight delay during calls. Otherwise any communication is satisfactory. Full Review

 Adl O Zag
Adl O Zag
December 9, 2017

Whenever I call using my Google number the call quality is so bad, I have tried everything and still nothing. Google please fix! Full Review

 Suyen Huynh
Suyen Huynh
December 5, 2017

Is completely disconnected from Hangouts. Which is better but still could use improvements. Like a delete thread option from thread view, or once it is archieved there is an option to delete the thread Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 14, 2017

Great quality phone calls, text, and features. Could use a stand-alone dial pad. Have to use it longer and learn more about it before I can fully assess it, and give higher rating. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 10, 2017

New update fixed all the issues. App works reliably now. Better interface. Just wish they'd merge duo, hangouts and this together. Full Review

 Kaya Herring
Kaya Herring
December 2, 2017

It's amazing if you don't want to pay so much for a simple phone number, but I would like to see if the other person has read your text, is looking at the message, or responding like on the Hangouts app. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 4, 2017

it's an oxymoron to require a phone number, something I don't have and made an account for. Full Review

 keven perez
keven perez
December 8, 2017

Really bad. Blocks numbers for no reason. Why? No explanation. Just doesn't send messages to certain numbers. What's that about? Full Review

 Scott Jalbert
Scott Jalbert
December 3, 2017

Does not support Vcard attachment. As a Google Voice user this is limiting and annoying. Full Review

 Erik Strack
Erik Strack
December 13, 2017

Yay! You allow outgoing calling from the app through Hangouts Dialer now. Great for my set up. Thank you! However, needs Android Auto integration, so I think it's going to be an uninstall and back to Hangouts delivery of Voice messages. Full Review

 Jay Noble
Jay Noble
December 13, 2017

Will you be adding VoIP calls to this app so I can switch away from Hangouts? The need broke a year ago and there's been no update to VoIP in Google voice. Full Review

 The Yeti
The Yeti
December 20, 2017

I get a lot of scammers constantly texting me for stuff I sell on Craigslist. To delete those text messages, you have to open every single text then select menu, then delete. Not sure why they didn't make it so that you can just select several at a time, then delete. Full Review

 Steve Yongsuk Lee
Steve Yongsuk Lee
December 12, 2017

This app needs improvements. I always get "call ended " screen before the native phone dialer actually making calls. The issue started happening as soon as I install this app. And the issue goes away if I uninstall it. Please fix this issue. It's very annoying. This issue resist me from using this app. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
December 1, 2017

DnD doesn't block messaging at all and my phone still rings too...*shrug*. I am currently unable to figure out how to make phone calls from my Google Voice number. It keeps pulling up my regular phone app which I'm trying to avoid using. Full Review

 Dan Sherman
Dan Sherman
December 1, 2017

Been using for maybe 7 years or more and will never go back to porting my number from carrier to carrier. Love the recording and low cost international rates too. Been using with obihi for 5 years without problem saving money and it works to open my apartment door. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
December 1, 2017

GV finally getting attention & love it deserves. Best calling, texting & voicemail app there is. Transcriptions reliable (sometimes funny) & useful. Do wish Inbox layout hadn't been changed, but not a dealbreaker. Please keep giving GV lots of love. Full Review

 Corey Baker
Corey Baker
December 10, 2017

If you're talking to someone on the phone (Speakerphone) and you open Google Voice the speaker phone turns off.. please fix asap Full Review

 Sam Scott
Sam Scott
December 1, 2017

New version forces you to forward messages to a Gmail address! This is a terrible change!!! Previously you could use any address. PLEASE CHANGE THIS BACK Full Review

 Robert Summey
Robert Summey
December 16, 2017

It worked for awhile to make voice calls but it no longer does. I think it stopped working after the last update. I don't use it much so I'm not sure. All I get is a failed to make call error message every time. I can go to the Google Voice website and call from there and have it call my cell but it then uses my carrier minutes so that really defeats the whole purpose. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it but that didn't fix it. Full Review

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