Google Voice rejected on iPhone; get BlackBerry app now

Apple may have rejected the Google Voice app from the App Store, but BlackBerry owners can tap into this call-management center right now, getting better organised with free features.

Apple may have rejected the Google Voice app from the App Store, but BlackBerry owners can tap into this call-management center right now, getting better organized with free features.

Google Voice gives you a single phone number and tools to forward incoming calls to any line you want. So no matter where you are--in a taxi, at a satellite office away from your regular desk, staying in a hotel, or anywhere--that single number can ring those destinations at the same time. You just answer wherever you happen to be.

You'll normally control the service from a web browser, but the Google Voice BlackBerry app manages everything from anywhere. In addition to changing your incoming call preferences, you can directly access voicemail recordings and transcripts of those messages. You can send SMS messages from the Google Voice number and place outgoing calls.

Everything is free until you get to the outgoing, international calls. You initiate calls through the software; Google Voice connects your handset and then rings the outgoing number. This aspect is free throughout the U.S., but international rates apply.

Google is still rolling the service out, so you'll have to make a request to join and then wait until there's room for you. But if you already have a Google Voice (or formerly had a Grand Central) account, you can download the BlackBerry app today. Free phone features and instant BlackBerry access make a great combination for any business user.

Zack Stern is building a new business from San Francisco, where he frequently contributes to PC World.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesGoogleAppleiPhoneiphone app storegoogle voiceRIM BlackBerryblackberry app world

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Zack Stern

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?