Google Voice is a VoIP alternative for calling and texting with a wireless number. Instead of using a phone number provided by your carrier, Google Voice gives you a number that ties into its web service for calling, voicemail, and SMS.

There are now multiple Google Voice apps on the App Store, and one app in-particular has received a significant revamp. GV Mobile+ was the first Google Voice app in the App Store, but when Google released their official Google Voice app, GV Mobile+ took a back seat to the features that the official app offered.

GV Mobile+ is now updated and better than ever. Let’s take a look…

Official description,

The ORIGINAL Google Voice app is back and better than ever!

Google Voice is only available in The United States.
You must already have a Google Voice account in order for this application to work.

GV Mobile + brings the power of Google Voice to your iPhone.

GV Mobile + allows users of Google Voice to do the following with ease:

  • picture messaging
  • push notifications
  • group messaging
  • dial numbers via the iPhone address book, entering on the keypad, or choosing from the internal favorites
  • send, retrieve, and delete SMS messages
  • retrieve and delete recent call history
  • playback and delete voicemails
  • take calls from different phones other than your iPhone
  • enable, disable, add, or delete the phones that Google Voice forwards calls to
  • much, much more

If you’ve used GV Mobile+ in the past, you’ll notice how much of redesign this update is for the app.

The features of the 2.0 update include,

  • New UI
  • Push
  • Picture messaging
  • Multiple Recipient Texting (up to 5)
  • Support for all GV folders
  • Search
  • Pull to load older data
  • Key Tones Off/On
  • Default Contacts Action (Favs/iPhone)
  • More Call Methods (call using your iPhone # in app, or with GV using other dialers – customizable)
  • Support for non-standard Gmail only GV accounts (limited)
  • Welcome/Setup wizard
  • Favorites is back
  • Spell check is back
  • Access Call Methods via Keypad
  • Voicemail transcription highlighting during playback
  • Support for GV related call actions (read/unread, star/unstar, spam, block, archive/unarchive)

As you can tell, GV Mobile+ has much more to offer than before. If you’ve been skeptical of GV Mobile+ in the past, version 2.0 should compel you to want to give the app a try. Voicemail transcription and push notifications are great features, and there are plenty of other additions to make GV Mobile+ worthy of your attention.

If you’ve had a problem with GV Mobile+ before the 2.0 update, or if you’re looking for a robust Google Voice app for the iPhone, GV Mobile+ is an excellent choice. If you’re still wondering about the actual benefits of Google Voice, check this out.

The app is available for $2.99 in the App Store.

What do you think for GV Mobile+ 2.0? Do you use Google Voice on your iPhone? Tell us about your setup below!

  • There’s two apps in Cydia that pretty much annihilate using any other apps for Google Voice. They are “SMS GV Extension” and “Phone GV Extension”. Basically, they modify the normal phone calling and SMS text messaging to make them use your Google Voice connection by default.

    So phone calls you make and texts you send automatically go through your Google Voice connection.

    When you use the SMS one in combination with the official GV app’s push message support (which it grabs from and overrides), your incoming texts show up in the SMS app just like normal. Very slick.

    • Remy

      i love those two apps. They completely integrate GV to the iphone SMS & Phone app. However, the picture and multi-contact sms are nice feats for GV Mobile+.

  • ejm2323

    So the person Getting the text msg sees the google voice number or your number?

    • Blagaah

      Yes.

  • I actually deleted the two other Google voice/connect apps I had on my iPhone and re-downloaded the GV Mobile + love it!