Over a year ago I tried to get Google Voice working natively on the iPhone via Sprint. The whole system has been plagued with problems and I finally gave up today. See my post on TechCrunch for details.
I’ve been waiting for this! I’ve been a GV user since before it was GV and have grown more and more frustrated with the product. Of course my rant means nothing to them, but hopefully Google will take notice of your decision and decide to refocus their energy.
Not that it’s an excuse, but they broadcast my Sprint number anytime I’m on Verizon. So close and yet so far.
I’ve had a great experience with Sprint and GV so far. Maybe I’ve been inured by years of spotty AT&T coverage here in Chicago, but Sprint works better in my house and I’ve noticed LTE coverage popping up around here.
I ported my number from AT&T to Sprint when the iPhone 5 came out. Then I “enabled” the number in GV rather than porting it over, so now I only have one number to deal with. I turned off Text Forwarding in the mobile app and turned off iMessage in the iOS settings so I only get and send texts in GV (Group Messaging and MMS still go thru the Messages App).
It’s been working great and I love answering calls to my actual number through Gmail. So cool.
And now I’m about to port my parents number over to GV and set it up with an Obihai device. Hopefully I’ll have a better experience than you did there as well.
Is it the iPhone? The reason I ask is I use GV on a Galaxy Nexus/Sprint and it works awesomely. I have my wife and daughter set up with GV (also Nexus/Verizon) and that works awesomely as well. Ditch the iPhone. Join the Google addiction! lol
Here is MY issue with the evil Google voice + Sprint = charging my phone bill landline minutes instead of being free call per Google’s promise!!!!! After so much frustration, high phone bill(s) is that it now disclose that GV is charging your phone bill with the iPhone, it didn’t before. Now you can test drive my research by having the airplane mode on and if you can still make calls via wifi, congrats and you’re lucky! If you can’t make calls then guess what, you’re screwed! So to clarify you receive free calls to you GV# but the calls OUT are billed. Good luck! And please post your research!
Doesn’t make a good case for a lot of others who’ve had a great time with GV. But yeah, the service has been buggy all along for a lot and I don’t think Google’s overall approach to the product is as if there’s a problem.
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