Control your messages and calls
Google Voice gives you a phone number for calling and sending or receiving messages and voicemail. The application syncs across devices and requires a Google or G Suite account.
A clean interface for communication
Voice is a text and voice calling application that works with your personal Google or G Suite account.
Most cell phone services are expensive, and the costs can decrease through the use of apps such as Google Voice. This application handles many similar tasks that your regular cell number does. However, there are plenty more to enjoy.
Unlike your normal SMS section, Google Voice can filter all messages and automatically block any numbers you consider spam or bad actors. There are also other settings for call forwarding, messages, and voicemail.
It’s easy to check your message and call history. Voice backs up your logs and makes them easy to access with a unique search function. These logs include any filtered messages which you normally wouldn’t see.
Google Voice also has its own voicemail. However, if you're in a busy or noisy place, it's often impossible to listen to one. The maximum volume setting is limited. The developers solved this issue, though. The program can read your voicemails with voice-to-text transcriptions.
International calls are expensive. However, Google Voice lessens the cost when you use their service. The available rates are competitive, and you won't waste any money paying for extra minutes on your mobile carrier.
There’s a catch that you should be careful with when using Google Voice. If your settings are not correct, you'll find that you use your carrier's airtime or number in place of the app's.
Where can you run this program?
Google Voice is available for iOS 11.0 or later and Android 5.0 and up.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. While this is a great application, WhatsApp is a better alternative. It uses your phone number and your current internet connection to make voice and video calls or send messages.
Google Voice has a comfortable and familiar interface. It’s easy to add contacts and hold phone calls. The message system is top-of-the-line and spam management is simple and almost automatic.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you have a Google account and want a way to call or send messages at cheaper rates, then this app is for you.
- Easy to manage spam and messages
- Saves costs on calls
- Voicemail integration
- You may unknowingly use your airtime