Google Voice for BlackBerry Updated to Version 0.1.7

By Adam Zeis on 24 Mar 2010 12:21 pm EDT
Google Voice App

The Google Voice app has been updated to version 0.1.7. No major overhaul in this release, and no changelog means most likely just some minor bug fixes. I'm still holding out for a totally revamped Google Voice App (and some addition to Google Voice itself) that will allow for MMS and some other much needed features. It seems like Google likes to take their sweet time doing anything grand to their BlackBerry Apps, so hopefully down the road we'll see some more goodies come with the updates. Hit the link below to download.

Topics: Google Voice Apps

Adam Zeis Adam Zeis "Mobile Nations Content Strategist" 3740 (articles) 2892 (forum posts)

Reader comments

Google Voice for BlackBerry Updated to Version 0.1.7


I totally agree, although if its a update that works in more bugs then I guess that wouldn't be so swell...

I hope this build fixes the nasty battery drain the last one had. I'm still in the reboot the download forced now.


I have heard that Google Voice is great and really want to try it out. I signed up for the beta months ago and haven't heard anything. Does anyone have an extra invite? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Anyone else have issues downloading this update to GVoice for the Storm? I just tried, and instead of sending me to a download link, it sends me to the google voice mobile page.

I have tried multiple times to get a google voce number and can't I don't know what else to do! Anyone have any idea what I need to do!

Anyone have an invite to Google Voice that they can spare? I've been trying to get one forever. jaddiego AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!

I've read that on the forums here when I had trouble trying to install it before.

Switch the browser identification. Blackberry browser -> Options -> Browser Configuration -> Browser Identification.

Hope that helps.

Then try again.

I use the Storm 9530 on Verizon and even before this upgrade, the download wouldn't work. Someone suggested a different browser, but I've tried Opera and Bolt and neither worked.

Google Voice is NOT compatible with Storm 2 or Storm. your best bet is getting the .alx and using DM to load the file. you *can* get it to work on your storm (use google to find instructions).

This is probably why you may be seeing an an aggressive redirect to the mobile page if you are trying to find the app via your webpage in your Storm

After reading through the comments to this article, I have managed to download the Google Voice App for BlackBerry and get it to work on my Storm 2 9550.

The answers are all here in the comments. Change the identity of your browser to IE or Firefox. Go to the site and install the app OTA. Turn off the Compatibility mode for Google Voice. Revert your browser settings back to BB if you want. Reboot when it tells you to.

Granted you can not use the app in portrait mode, but it does work otherwise.

Although I doubt that is matters, I am using BB OS on my 9550.

I went to the page, and now it says I can install the Google Mobile App Version 3.6.11. However, when I click on the Install Now link, it just refreshes the page and nothing happens. Anyone else, experience this?

If you set your browser to look like Firefox it will let you download, my Storm2 is rebooting right now, and I'll report back if it works.

I've also been using 0.1.6 for a few months now on S2. Only really annoying aspect was clicking on the interface was a bit unpredictable. Otherwise, it worked.

Any other improvements you've noticed compared to the old version?

I've been using 0.1.5 (installed from a backup from my storm1 when you could do it normally), but I don't use it enough to really see any problems or fixes.

thanks a bunch...its downloading now...storm people switch it to foxfire...the old version i have on my phone was like .41 lol this will be a big upgrade to me :)

I've had 0.1.6 loaded on my Verizon Storm2 and use it all the time with no issues. I'm having the same issue though as earlier postings - takes me to a webpage instead of the dl of the app.

that little trick. I normally keep my browser on firefox but moved it to Blackberry a couple of days ago for another update and forgot to move it back. Got the new app & working fine, though I can rarely tell what has been upgraded on these Google apps when I upgrade.

gv works on storm because my friend uses it on hers. you have to do the special thing mentioned in the forums to get it to work.

Change your browser identification to firefox and then go to the google voice download page and boom there is your download , no idea why firefox makes it work, but it does.

been trying to get an invite but seems impossible, they are even going on sale at ebay and craigslist.. but not looking to spend money on something that's free.. if anyone is kind enough to send an invite it would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Change ur browser settings to either firefox or internet explorer.

Blackberry browser -> Options -> Browser Configuration -> Browser Identification.

I had the older version on my Storm 2, but it made the BB act funny. It slowed everything down, and sometimes the display wouldn't update completely when going from portrait to landscape and vice versa.

Looks like Google has decided to finally release updates for several of their CrackBerry apps! Google Sync was also updated. I can't wait for them to release a voice update that includes profile-integrated notifications and push technology!

One of the best apps ever!! A fellow crackberry game me an invite about a month ago and life has never been the same!!

This version seems to be acting better for me. I am running Nates V4 Pro theme and I don't experience the slowdown that I did with the 0.1.6 version.

It is still slow to load/refresh the history; still takes forever to get an SMS in the app (won't auto refresh in intervals less than 5 minutes); still won't recognize incoming calls from the BB contact book (need to be in Google's contact list); and still won't let you add contacts to your Google list through the app (need to be at a PC).

Love the free service... but these seem like minor issues that should have been addressed already.

When you get set up with google voice they give you 3 invites. I have send 2 to people here on crackberry still have one more if someone needs it.

You cannot call through GV from the call log app with GV 0.1.6. You can however call from the address book. 0.1.7 did address that which is excellent news to me! This is the only update I needed to make Google Voice 100% usable on my Storm2. So sweeeet.

I could not live without this app... I had to do a hard back up and transfer when I got my replacement storm. So weird that the Firefox recognition setting works... hopefully I won't have to fight the sign in page for an hour like last time!!!

Yay GVoice!

i have a friend that got a invite and has been using google voice for 3 month. he doesn't have an option to invite, i look at his account and we both never say that option

Now I can return every call I miss with Google Voice!!!


I got 1 invite... and I am having my own Crackberry contest 50 words private Crackberry message explaining why I should give it to you! I will decide the winner!

I've been using google voice for about a month and only when I call non-verizon phone #'s. I am using a blackberry tour and thought that since I have an unlimited data internet (data) plan that anytime I use google voice to call a non-verizon # such as lan line or other mobile #'s that I was going through the internet (data) and not using my verizon minutes??? Below is something I was reviewing and it sounds like this is not the case????

Does anyone know if using google voice to make calls actually counts against our minutes or our unlimited internet data plans???


Lastly, the way American phones work, you're still going to end up paying for your minutes, somehow. Just because Google Voice says you can make free domestic calls and cheap international calls doesn't mean that you actually can: in both cases, you need to dial out to Google Voice's external system in the first place, which means you're still using your monthly minute allotment.

I can see it as an option to install on on, but when I click to install nothing happens, the page just reloads. i tried using the Firefox/IE identification and that didn't work either. Anyone else figure out how to get Google mobile on your Storm?

0.1.7 installed perfect on my storm2
you have to switch the blackberry browser to firefox or internet explorer.
Thanks to everyone for helping and giving advise.

If someone has an invite left would be very appreciated, I've been trying to get one for a while, please someone help me :(

If I had a gmail invite. Been trying to snag one forever. If anyone has any to spare, feel free to send one over to Thank you in advance. And I'll pay it forward.

Need Google invite. Applied several times, but still haven't received one. Thanks in advance. brianridesbikes at

Took awhile to figure out how to get to it. The only way I could download it was to use the Mobile Apps web page and then download it from there (with browser set to FireFox). Forget trying to go to

If so, would someone please send me an invite for google voice? hoenemeyerj at gmail dot com. Thank you in advance!

Google could do SOOO much better. The application on Android blows this out of the water. I know they can't access certain things due to RIMs api policies, but if GVDialer could make it automatically call using GV or prompt on each call, then Google could do the same. This application could be SO much better, and I just simply do not understand why it's "stagnant water" so to speak. BLAH

I dont have an account, but im curious now that ive heard some cool stuff about google voice. If anyone could send me an invite i would be very greatful and i will return the favor =)

Could someone please send an invite? I have requested invite 4 times in 3 months.. thanks for your help!! pat at nwrsip dot com

dont mean to bee greedy here (as i already have an invite,thanks again mr Adam)but a friend of mine signed up in august and still hasn't received an invite.if anyone has a spare to give please email im sure he would appreciate it.

I've been using Google Voice since it came out. It does work on the Storm wonderfully. I love it. It is buggy on the download, but as someone said, change the browser id to firefox.

also, just use the from the browser and it will download immediately.

I've been trying to get an Google Voice invite forever too - if anyone has one they would be willing to donate, I would REALLY appreciate it. Dale.Hedrick (at)


Most of Google's latest apps doesn't work with OS5.0.0.607 for Verizon's Storm and Storm2. It kills the touch screen. Wait for their next release.

Google Voice 0.1.7 is one example

Google Maps 4.0.1 is another example

If you accidently installed it, then you'll have to uninstall, reboot, and then reinstall the previous version from here.

Hey, anyone have a spare Google Voice invite? Been trying to get one for a while.
Thanks in advance.
jason dot nocks at gmail dot com


Anyone have a spare invite? I hate to beg, but.... I feel like I've been waiting forever....
Ecronlund at Gmail dot com
Thank you so much!

Installing GV on my Storm had me stumped until I landed here. Thanks to all who contributed. I will try to pay it forward.