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    Google plans to bypass Apple's App Store on the Web

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    With its native Google Voice application rejected from the iPhone App Store, the software maker is planning a full-featured Web application in its place.

    Revealed by David Pogue in The New York Times, Google's alleged Voice Web application is said to be the "next chapter" in the ongoing dispute between it and Apple.

    "Already, Google says it is readying a replacement for the Google Voice app that will offer exactly the same features as the rejected app -- except that it will take the form of a specialized, iPhone-shaped Web page," Pogue writes. "For all intents and purposes, it will behave exactly the same as the app would have; you can even install it as an icon on your Home screen."

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    Nice. Glad to see Google isn't letting this slow them down. It's a great service and should be open to everyone.
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    Checkmate..
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    This is a real feud now. Lol. Get 'em google!
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    Here is a bit more info on this subject - From Google

    "Mobile Access: Other Devices

    In addition to the downloadable Android and BlackBerry Google Voice applications, the Google Voice Mobile site gives you access to all the core features right from your mobile browser. Just type 'www.google.com/voice/m' on any web-enabled mobile phone and get started:

    Play and manage all your voicemail messages (forward, reply, flag, delete, mark as spam, block, and more)
    View your contacts
    Change your main settings (custom voicemails, selective ringing, and notifications)
    Place calls displaying your Google number
    To listen to your messages, you'll need a mobile phone that can play MP3 files.

    Note: The Google Voice Mobile site is currently optimized for most widely available phones." <- I love this part - the screen shot included is from an iPhone.
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    Waiting for some updates to the BB version. Overall, it looks pretty basic. Would love something that looks like the iPhone app.
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    MS.

    The screenshot above is the online version. You may want to see how it works on the Blackberry (HERE)

    The iPhone GV Mobile app for the iPhone looks quite a bit different. (I am still trying to figure out the best way to use the SMS and get them for free....)
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    Can't use just use the SMS from the Web App (iPhone). It's free via that method i thought? I'm still trying to figure out most of it also.
    It seems a bit cumbersome and requires extra work. I have to think the real App on the phone would make it seamless and easier.

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    When I use the GV Mobile app it seems that the incoming SMS messages are showing on in the native SMS app, and I think they were being charged against the account. I just had a conversation using the online interface (not nearly as nice)...instead of a total high jack we probably need to start a thread on this subject.

    OK - here it is -> Google Voice & iPhone
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb51780 View Post
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    Indeed. hahahaaaaaa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    MS.

    The screenshot above is the online version. You may want to see how it works on the Blackberry (HERE)

    The iPhone GV Mobile app for the iPhone looks quite a bit different. (I am still trying to figure out the best way to use the SMS and get them for free....)
    I have the BB app, but it's a very basic interface. I was saying I'd like a bit more of a user interface. Also, the BB one does not automatically search your address book if you type in a letter or number. Rather, you have to select the phonebook from the menu.

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    Can't use just use the SMS from the Web App (iPhone). It's free via that method i thought? I'm still trying to figure out most of it also.
    It seems a bit cumbersome and requires extra work. I have to think the real App on the phone would make it seamless and easier.
    Sending and receiving of SMS through GV can be completely free, however it becomes a bit of a pain. When you send an SMS through their app, it is done free of charge (from Google or your carrier). There are then two ways you can receive incoming messages. The first is to register your device as a mobile number with GV and it will then forward incoming messages to your device as a standard SMS. This results in carrier charges (unless you have a messaging bundle).

    The second way is to not register your device as a mobile number, in which case GV will store incoming messages in your inbox. You then have to use the app (or website) to check for new messages. This method is completely free of carrier charges. However, that guide I posted shows how to receive push email alerts when you receive new SMS through GV. This way, you do not receive charges from the carrier, BUT you now know when someone has texted you back. You still have to send/receive through the app, but at least you know when you've received a reply without having to constantly login and refresh the app.
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    After switching back and forth with those things mentioned I've found SMS is not forwarded and handled separately. SMS go to and from their own number there is no forwarding via GV. Unless I'm missing something I've tired it several times.

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    Sadly, I live in Canada and cannot even access the google voice web page.

    Instead I get a web page stating that the program isent being allowed outside the US border.

    And I even got the invitation!

    Oh well. I still love google!

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    Haahahaha! Go google!

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