Blackberry and Android Get Google Voice Mobile App

    July 15, 2009

Google Voice just became much easier to use for Blackberry and Android owners as a new mobile app has been released.

Will you be downloading the new Google Voice app for Blackberry or Android. Tell us.

Prior to the new app, to place a call with Google Voice, you had to dial your own Google Voice number… but with the new mobile app you can make calls and send SMS messages with your Google Voice number directly from your mobile phone. The app comes fully integrated with your phone’s contact list so you can call anyone directly from your address book.

The Official Google Blog has further details of what you can do from the mobile app:

  • Access your voicemail: read message transcripts, follow along with "karaoke-style" playback of messages, read SMS messages sent to your Google Voice number (even if your phone doesn’t receive SMS messages) and access your call history
  • Place calls that display your Google Voice number from your address book, the app dialer (Blackberry) or the native dialer (Android)
  • Send SMS messages that display your Google Voice number
  • Place international calls at low rates

Watch the following video below to see how Google Voice for mobile works:

If you wish to download the new mobile app for Blackberry and Android, simply visit the Google Voice mobile site at The app is also available via the Android Market, just search for "Google Voice".

If you don’t have a Google Voice account yet, you can request an invite here.