Official Google Voice Application for BlackBerry Launched Today via Googles Mobile Site!

By Bla1ze on 15 Jul 2009 09:21 am
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Official Google Voice App Launched Today!

Over the past week or so many of you have gotten your Google Voice invites and activated them joyfully. Today though, Google brought us even more love by officially launching their own native Google Voice application for BlackBerry devices. Until now, there were a few options to use with the service such as GVDialer, but this comes from Google itself so it is at the very least a must check out to see how it compares to GVDialer.

Not sure what Google Voice is? Well Google was kind of enough to set up a huge feature page for use all with some great videos that explain the services in detail. Be sure to check it out (drop your feedback in the comments) and if you haven't already-- sign up for a Google Voice invite today as they are going fast.

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

174 comments

1jaxstate1

Anyone got a invite they want to send me?

delikid

Louis,

Do you have another invite you would be willing to throw my way?

Cheers,

Ian

msebonie

Hey, would you mind sending me one as well? Thanks so much!

rockrdr

Please send me an invite for google voice.. PPLLLEEEEEAASSSSEE!!!

312

You can find them on assetize.com sometimes for about $50.

big dawg 23

I signed up to get an invite about three weeks ago when it was relaunched. Have yet to see one.

lembowski

I wish Voice was like Gmail with the 100 invites. I've had this since it was Grand Central, I went in and purchased a great number that is easy to remember. I've had friends that have been waiting for 3 or 4 weeks for their invite.

ceepee

So how does this work.. if i forward calls to my Tmo 8900 will i be charged by tmo.... what is the cost of using GV?

greenflames09

REJOICE!!! Hallelujah!!

my prayers have been answered.. i've been waiting for this since i got grand central.. YAY!! thank you!!

autoprime

haha... good.

it was insane that people were paying $10 for GVDialer. Paying for a small app that uses a FREE service was stupid. everyones out to make a buck...

thanks google for stepping in early and putting and end to this.

timbo1083

wow send me an invite please lol. does it work with storm?

j916

I got my invite this weekend and I signed up when this posted. Pretty cool stuff.

webchetan

Its works awesome. And plus SMS is free :) LOL btw if I have have 2 #'s (Home and Mobile) under my Google Voice forward functionality, if someone calls my GVoice # which phone will ring? Home? or Mobile?

Thanks

syb0rg

They will both ring. i have my work number and my cell tied to my GV number, and they both ring. Pick one of the two up and the other stops ringing....

serpico

I don't think this works in Canada because I checked a few weeks ago to sign up and there were no local numbers.

mbk_2k

yeah ur right

i just picked a memphis, TN number. i only use it for the occasional long distance call :)

robrowald

GVdialer has a feature that will allow you to set it as teh default call handler. If this had that feature it would be awesome

Prey521

that would be great if they update this to be able to become the default handler. Also, the Address Book feature in the app doesn't show your GV # on the receiving ends phone...it shows your Cell's #. Weird...

Nate1861

You can set up both numbers to ring, or just one of them. Depending on who calls.

jforce

No love for Canada yet and I still got an invite.

LouisCameron

hope the people that got them, enjoy them!!

Osteele

US only. Not surprised!

robrowald

the antenna symbol is upside down in the GV app?
Is anyone else having the issue where it won't refresh or load your history?

LouisCameron

Hahaha!! Noticed that too.

And yes, having trouble getting the messages to load but I am in a concrete jungle right now. Plus, they're probably getting slammed since it was just release about an hour ago.

buzzdar

i do not like this app it dials an access number not your google voice number. that really sucks. if i use it i cant take advantage of the free calling using my favs

robrowald

I noticed that too. Haven't noticed if it always calls teh same number, if so I will make that one of my favs

superm1

been the same number for me for 5 calls. Hope someone figures out soon whether it always stays the same...

khara

Why cant I access this ? Im getting an error when I click the link as if it doesnt exist ??? did google pull it off or something ??

drose0#CB

I'm having the same problem.

drose0#CB

I retract my previous statement. I can get to it now.

ckesten

Can someone please send me an invite to craigkesten[AT]gmail[.COM]

I'll give you $5!!!

thanks

graymulligan

I actually had an invite a while back for this, and gave it away because there wasn't a blackberry app for it. Anyone have one laying around?

kyrmia

I was so exited when I got the GV invitation then the OS 5.0 Ghost stroke again'GVDialer doesn't support OS 5.0' I contacted GVDialer support and they confirmed it. I found another app. 'Easy Dial' which works with OS 5.0 but doesn't support SMS part, that's worthless for $9.99

It took me only a few Secs to install the 'Official Google GV App' and it works like a charm.............

Free at last..

mscooley

Got it installed, logged in, and now I'm in love.

whitenagla

I need an invite if anyone has one to share! Thanks in advance!

cellinator

Now I can send text messages without getting charged by AT&T. I'm assuming that I can receive them for free as well as long as the sender uses my "Google" number. This is really great! we pay for text messages because my wife wanted to have that ability because some of her friends don't have a Blackberry. So, I can trim about $20 off my bill if this thing works!

Also, I like the other services as well. Good job Google!

rlhammon

So I signed up a long time ago on the Google Voice site waiting and waiting, and now it's invite only but there's no love for those of us that have been hounding Google for months?

I don't get it...

fightoffyourdemons

i wish i had an invite..this would save me big time. :(

Enderend

I officially love this application. It works flawlessly on my Storm 9530. Contextual menu items allow you to SMS or call straight from the address book. Spoofs caller ID to my GV number.

UPDATE: at one point, Compatibility Mode flipped on for the Google Voice App. I had to disable compatibility mode in advanced options, log out of the app, and shut it down before it fully reverted back. Weird bug.

Luigi.m

enderend,

where did you get the app for the storm? when i went to m.google.com/voice it says phone not supported! thanks for your help

regards,

Luigi

khara

I want an invite...I will pay for it ! SOMEONE HELP ME !!!!! I feel like a kid thats going to cry :(

uclugLee

This looks very promising.

eMale714

I've made a couple of calls using the GV App and it has used the same access number each time. I did a reverse lookup on the number and it came back as a Nextel Cellphone in Queens, New York.

robrowald

What number is is using. wondering if it changes based on region...

carlsbl

You get to pick your number.

drpain714

no he means access #, that is not up to you to choose

cybergoon

Can someone send me an invite? I signed up a long time ago, but haven't gotten one. cybergoon[at]gmail[com]. Thanks!

ideal2545

wow this app is awesome, doesnt fully integrate like gv dialer, but it works really well and the calls are fast, it doesnt make you dial your own number first. It calls some gateway number and that dials your call and spoofs your number. Awesome! the sms integration is great!

ideal2545

i just sent myself a txt, it doesnt have any kind of push txt notification yet, at least it seems that way.

artod4789

I downloaded gVoice for my storm today and when it ran the first time after immediately downloading, it worked perfectly on my storm. But when I closed it out and then reopened it later on, it's now in compatibility mode (or whatever that is). I turned that off, but it's still not working right. Why do apps do this?!? Why do they work that one time perfectly and then stop working the next few times?

lbsigman

As far as I am concerned, there are no invites that can be sent like there is in Gmail as of yet. I don't even remember signing up to get an invite and actually got one last week out of the blue.

HarlyFan

Received the invite wish they had the ability to port numbers set up already, Oh Well!

vinndy

I mean I understand that there are a lot of features, but I mean, aren't most of them duplicates of what the BB already has?

talltubatom

I'm gonna go crazy if I don't get to give this thing a try!

prasterb

just ordered a blackberry and this comes out before i even have it. the anger of not having it.

CARTEEUSMC

Cant get it on any of my phones. i have two storms. gateway service timed out

buddy5582

Would love to get an invite buddy5582[at]gmail. Have requested one through google and nothing! Please? And Thank You.

shrubs2000

Seems to work OK on my Bold. I've had Google Voice since the Grand Central days but never used it much. Guess I'll use it more now.

stevako

Not sure if anyone has figured out a way to use the application in landscape mode rather then portrait. The first text message sent within the app is portrait then when somebody replies it goes into your regular messages folder and you can carry on the converstaion in either portrait or landscape. Other then that not bad for free

robrowald

Landscape mode works just fine for me, on a storm.

Dimes

still haven't received mines yet. Can someone hook it up?

mijinkiyo

I would like in on the fun - if anyone has an invite left I would love to have it... me will luv u long tyme. :p

kameleon

Anyone have a spare invite they can/will spare?

mhorvat

I too would really love an invite.. I wish google didn't do this stuff for every beta!

vjfromnj

i can beg too ... invite please :)... me love you longer time

DeanAmmons

The most important function for me with the Google App is adding "Call Google Voice" to the contacts menu so I can pick and choice who I call via Google Voice. For example, I don't want to use Google Voice to call Verizon mobile users because of the free mobile to mobile minutes, but I do use it for all other calls. As for GVDialer, I have it setup to auto use Google Voice for all international calls. I could also do that with the Google App, but I may forget or I may not realize it is an international call, where is GVDialer has the option to automatically use Google Voice.

robrowald

"The most important function for me with the Google App is adding "Call Google Voice" to the contacts menu so I can pick and choice who I call via Google Voice."

GVDialer does this as well

I just wish I could make GVapp the default call handler like you can with GVD. You can set GVD to ask you on everycall, only for international or for all calls. I have GVD set to ask me on every call if I want to use GVD or direct dial

darkchoklat

if anyone is willing to give up an invite, i would really appreciate it! darkchoklat[at]gmail[dot]com

brandonnix

Would someone be kind enough to send me an invite please? Thanks much! brnix1[at]gmail[dot]com

lowfire#CB

I need an invite :( Signed up for an invite months ago too

lbsigman

People, someone who already has Google Voice CANNOT send invites like Gmail. You must receive an invite from Google directly.

mam

Here's the thing: the app doesn't allow you to access the contacts you have saved to google. Now I can't keep separate those that have the google voice number and those that have my cell (they all need to be in my bb address book for me to be able to look them up). But, if you DON'T add them to your google contacts, then only the number shows up in the call log of the google app.

mbrevard

I think I understand what you are saying but I am not sure you are right. I use Google Sync which sync my BB contacts with my google contacts. Would that not fix your problem?

rrife

I just tried this on Verizon and got a message saying I cannot complete the call to the GV phone number.

ddarvish

Does anyone else have the problem of the Access number disconectting after like 3 seconds.. i can never complete a call...

bangala

I do and went back to GVD as dialing an access number sucks IMO.
Something i just don't understand is why do google keeps that Call Back feature?! Thought this was an app and that being an app it should let you dial directly using whether wifi or 3G.

AND...Am i missing something here or SMSs are free even internationally? Just sent 2 SMSs and did not get charged at all :)

worshipfulone

Me, too. Not sure why it's disconnecting. Buggin' me. Someone know why? THANKS!

lbsigman

People can't send invites. You have to request one from Google. Search on Google for the link.

mbrevard

You are sort of right. GV users do not have invites to hand out but like me I have several Gmail accounts and I requested invites to each one. One account got an invite before my wife got her's. I forwarded it to her and she was able to use it.

TheChefSLC

and another reason google is taking over the world. 1 great service after another

bangala

Please, Please, Please...Stop asking invites BECAUSE this is not a Gmail-like process :) Only Google will send invites or if you had an account back in the days with GrandCentral.
Just try to register for an invite via the links provided here couples of posts before. Good luck to y'all!

MissHannah

Anyone have an invite for me? I would love to try it out :)

-Hannah

lbsigman

Read 2 posts above yours.

spoonjab

I've grabbed the COD files and made and ALX. Find it here:

http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=3055188&

posted=1#post3055188

SFEdward

just no love in canada!

weaselnoze

cAn sum1 plz send me an invite!!11!!! to iamadumbass[at]whocantread[dot]com

THANX A BILLION!!!!11111!!1!

lbsigman

Haha, only for you because you're cool!

twincasey2

Any one have any extra invites? I have been waiting for mine for a long time.

mtraver

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please Pick me pick me!!!

iobxchick

Downloaded the app but still waiting on an invite. This looks very cool.

taggs34

What good is it if 90% of consumers haven't received an invite yet and can't utilize the product.

Thank God i have the application now...it looks great on my screen....I just can't use it.....FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!

HarryMTorres

Anyone got an invite they can swing my way? It would be greatly appreciated! I want to test this thing out. Thanks.

taggs34

This link is to just sign up for an invite...which i've already done. thx anyway

lbsigman

Not to sound like an arse, but if you would of read the posts, you'd soon find out that people who already have google voice CANNOT send invites like Gmail. So what you have done is all you can do.

chowberry

Cant wait to try this app out !

Rgman1979

I am having issues signing in on my storm with this app. Anyone have a solution?

Slewman

but does anyone wanna get me an invite? ill give you 20 bucks!

lbsigman

Read the posts....jeez people. READ!!!

Lumute

How does the calling part of the application works? is this some kind of VoIP app that uses your data plan? or a call back sevice that uses incomming minutes?

greenflames09

so i tried out the SMS on my storm. it went thru, but it totally showed up as a different name on the receivers end?

did anyone else get this problem?

stormshadow1

Not sure what the buzz is about. I see a lot of people do not have the invite so why roll out the app? Is everyone who wants an invite going to get one? Are there enough numbers to register for the masses of people who want this?
My guess is, if you did not get an invite by now....you/we are S.O.L.

lbsigman

I woudln't necessairly say you're S.O.L. per say. Look at Gmail for example, many people got invites and eventually it got opened up to the masses without an invite. I've heard/read that Google will continue to purchase unused numbers.

stormshadow1

See I think there is the issue. Gmail is different than Vmail. With this app you need to register for numbers. How many are we talking? Millions I would guess. This is why I think it is going to take a while. People here requested invites as far long ago as 4 weeks and no response. I think an email from google detaling why they are not invited yet would be nice. I mean roll out the app knowing a certain % of BB users cant use it. Screw the app and get people the invite first.

robrowald

Some people requested invites when it was still GrandCentral 2.5 years ago and they just got their numbers a couple of weeks ago. Google recently bought 1 million numbers (according to a news article i read a while back)and C. Walker (head of GoogleVoice) has said several times via twitter that they are doling out the numbers but it takes time to get everything setup. Sign up, be patient, you will get an invite.

I use it pretty much everyday. I give out my GV number instead of my home or cell number and I can route the calls according to my rules. It is a great tool, especially since it's free.

auburn1975

I would truly love to win this one...oh me please!

lbsigman

There's nothing to win.

jvictor77

lbsigman is being VERY patient! don't ppl read? lol!

fondoo

i just activated my new google voice number and installed google voice app on my bold.

Lumute

How does the calling part of the application works? is this some kind of VoIP app that uses your data plan? or a call back sevice that uses incomming minutes?

mookish

Google should let users choose from different access numbers throughout all carriers so we can all have unlimited free calling!!!

bigwill5150

Any idea what this service is gonna cost when it rolls out to everyone?

jackattacck

Doesn't let me call out on my Storm 9530. I dial out and it intializes, tries to connect to a 347 access number, connects, then immediately disconnects and nothing happens. Hope they get this fixed.

ootuoyetahi

If anyone has an invite that is willing to give it away I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

harvick329

does this work on telus storm?

elgrant

Would it be worth it to drop YouMail for this?

forest gospel

I'm pretty stoked that this came out.

However, I am still waiting for my invite! I requested one about 2 months ago!

saintj

This is pretty cool and I think will weork well for business apps. Never knew about it but GLAD I do now.

blackberon

voice is awesome, works great. Blackberry app is smooth and easy to use too.

bookedirl

Anyone have any invites left? I'll be glad to take one off ur hands :) (hiimjeff[@]gmail[.]Com)

kmc979

i've had this since it was grand central and they were allowing you to sign up for free for a limited time. honestly i hardly use it. i've gotten some wrong numbers dialed to it but that's it. now that there is an app for it i think i will be using it more. i did a test by calling my house line and it came up my GV number, very cool!

carlsbl

Don't kill the messenger here...but if you're all they anxious you can have one today.

carlsbl

It's cool but clearly in alpha development stage. I am sure they will add more to it.... Now Google Voice, THAT is very sweet!!

CatAlex

I'd signed up for an invite to this too and haven't seen mine come thru.

Anyone willing to spread around some GV free love (sure to bring good Karma!)??

computist

I signed up for an invite this morning, and got it this afternoon. My wife, OTOH, is still waiting for hers. I wonder how they decide who gets one. Totally random?

Also, if someone can explain how to send an invite to another user, I'll be happy to forward one (some? how many does a user get? - I can't find any mention of invites once I'm logged into GV).

bllackkman

This app is beautiful, I just got my google voice invite today and have been messing with it all night at work, its a masterpiece thank God for google!!!

chrisnz

Got an invite straight away... but again. world fail.

Please note that Google Voice is only available for sign up in the US.

nathanix

I guess this is worth a shot. Unlock me!

vinmontRD

Weird that some are signing up and getting instant results. First time I signed up was months ago, and never received invite. Signed up again tonight. We'll see if anything comes in.

This has huge potential. Just wish I could port over one of my existing numbers.... Can't wait to try this out, though.

Dctaneyo

I just got an invite.... google released this at the perfect time. =]

fightoffyourdemons

got it after 15 hours after sign up. thank you liberals.

charabel

I certainly hope they update soon though. It would be very helpful if it gave you a notification for when you got a new text or voicemail

StraightWisdom

I love Google... just more things I can do with my phones

greatcasa

Google Voice = I'm in love. I signed up months ago as well using my gmail, but didn't get anything for that request yesterday. However I signed up all my emails yesterday (hotmail and work) and had an invite by the night on hotmail. For those of you trying to get an invite I suggest this route. Texting and US calling work flawlessly so far. Have not tried international yet.

ffemt300

Anyone got an invite to send me?
ffemt300@gmail.com
Thanks!

lbsigman

No because invites can't be sent from person to person. Did you read any of the posts in this thread at all? Only Google can send out the invites, so look for the link or Google it and be patient.

drpain714

can i get an invite?

answer: NO

take 2 minutes out of your seemingly negligible lives and read the previous posts

every other one (thanks to ibsigman's patience which I clearly dont seem to have) states THAT YOU CANNOT GET AN INVITE

stop asking

gene786

From the NYT: Google is rolling out voice to all who have signed up. After that is done, they will provide invites for their customers who may then forward to their contacts.

SandAngel

I feel kinda guilty. Every time I asked for one I got it within days. I even screwed up one invite and it went into limbo because I typed my email wrong :(. I couldn't get it back :(......so I asked again and one came two days later .

I kow you can't INVITE people but I'm thinking you can just send yours along in a forwarded email to someone. When you go into your invite it gives the option of using the address associated with the invite or using a different one.

Now about the Google Voice app....... I'm not installing it because from what i read it uses data?????. GVDIALER is what I'm trying out and it doesn't use data unless you use the call back feature or SMS feature. Voice calls use NO DATA.

OK NO CRACKS ABOUT BLACKBERRIES should have data because I DO have data. Just that I know not everyone has data.

Someone please chime in and correct me if I am wrong about this as I am DEFINATELY TECHNO CHALLENGED and could be wrong ...LOL

thefuzz4

I think that it uses the data to initiate the call but the actually call is going through some other number it just takes it about 5 seconds to set the call up and then your golden.

karier13

I never signed up for an invite but I got one and signed up. I would like to use it but I don't want to have to use a new number. If I could keep my own phone number I would use it. I am still thinking about it but the new number puts me off of using it.

PGiovanni

i cant believe it really works sounds good and free freakin amazing

trev9065

google just sent out a new batch of invites

robhimself

Anyone have a link to the application? All im can find is a redirect to the mobile site.

jnaught

I'm having the same problem - weird.

jnaught

m.google.com/voice - it worked for me.

robhimself

Did it prompt you to download or did it just take you to the site?

fanatik29

Invite me someone please

busychap67

hey ,,, i really need this google voice badly.. can anyone please send me n invite.. highly appreciable to that person. my id is rahulbakshi1984@gmail.com

rockrdr

Looking fo an Invite for google voice

_Jason

rockrdr

Looking for an Invite for google voice

_Jason

CBERT#CB

I need an invite if anyone has one to share! Thanks in advance!

djmadskills

I am having a problem no matter where i go i can not get a download for this app ive tired m.goole.com/voice. ive tired the web based google voice like they have posted in this vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neiOa38DuqI and still does not work i really need help ASAP

thank to those who can help

sgt-d

this blows. still no google voice app for storm or storm2. this is probably what i hate most about google... they push something out but they don't implement changes quick enough for other devices. it's like waiting for the native windows version of google talk to add video. it ain't happenin', probably ever. of the "big hitters" it's the only windows based IM that doesn't include video by default i think.

sangalfie

can someone send me an invite to sangalfie@gmail.com

Much appreciated and thanks in advance!

neoflasher

IF YOU CAN SPARE AN INVITE I WOULD APPRECIATE IT .. THANKS
movilcom@gmail.com

CoolAzzRob

I, like so many others, am in need of an invite. rob@kimomi-photography.com

Thanks

slynn48

If anyone has an extra invite will you please allow me to have it.. Thank You!
slynn48@gmail.com

rtysmartass

Im having trouble signing into my account on my Storm 2. The keyborde is not working. Is anyone else having this issue and do you know how to fix it. Thanks

totalwackjob

I have storm 1 was having issues too. Keep your finger on the screen the whole time without clickng and slide your finger up and down to navigate. You can't click in the field you have to slide up or down to move from field to Field. Kinda pain in the arse

cayman2010

Would this work in the Caribbean?

smirkr

if your unable to get direct link to app download from storm2, go into your web browser, click options, general options, scroll down and change browser id to Internet explorer, save options, then try going to m.google.com/voice again. It will give download option.