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  • GV Mobile Now on Cydia [ ModMyi Repo ]


    Maybe you've seen GV Mobile was tossed out of the AppStore. Apple's "hey, we have apps that do that too... you can't be in here!" attitude is well documented (remember Podcaster? which wound up on Cydia in the MMi repo as well?), and once again a great app has been pushed out of folks' hands so Apple can minimize the competition.

    Well don't you worry, all you folks who still wanted the app - we've got it up in Cydia now and you can download away - completely free. Although, if you're nice, you'll toss Sean a few bucks donation for his work.

    EDIT: If you were having any issues installing version 1.2, grab 1.2.1 which is up now on Cydia - it fixes the issue!

    And for those of you who don't know what GV Mobile is, its brings the power of Google Voice to your iPhone.

    Google Voice is NOT a VOIP service, you still need an actual phone plan.

    GV Mobile allows users of Google Voice to:
    • dial numbers via the iPhone address book or typing on the keypad
    • Full SMS support (view historic, reply, send new)
    • retrieve and delete recent call history
    • playback and delete voicemails
    • take calls from different phones other than your iPhone
    • enable or disable the phones that Google Voice forwards calls to
    • add or delete phones that Google Voice forwards call to.



    Google Voice is currently in beta and invite only, but expect those floodgates to open soon enough when they remove the invite only restriction.

    (GV Mobile is not a product of Google).
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GV Mobile Now on Cydia [ ModMyi Repo ] started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 263 Comments
    1. iphone.3333's Avatar
      iphone.3333 -
      my question is, where do i create GV mobile account???
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      I just recieved my free GV business cards, awesome. Time to show off my awesome number: (505)F.Lastna

      F for my first name initial and Lastna for my full last name. Those aren't my actual initials/last name FYI, just an example
    1. pheng617's Avatar
      pheng617 -
      sweet when can i get an invite?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I just got another invite. I wish I could have multiple numbers on one email address.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Ahhhhhh!! Send it my way
    1. trbulls's Avatar
      trbulls -
      It took only 5 days to get an invite!
    1. priyanshupatel's Avatar
      priyanshupatel -
      mine crashes when i press sign in button..
      i am registered to google voice as i got invite from google last week

      what it could be??

      iphone 3g 3.0 legally unlocked
    1. maggieaco's Avatar
      maggieaco -
      I have Google Voice and love the GV app. I also like to use my online Google account for sms and calls, and also added the GV link on my home screen... But like everyone else I'm kind of wondering if the sms are free or they count against your text messaging plan?
    1. win1fight2's Avatar
      win1fight2 -
      Will they add notification? When i get a text i get no vibe or bubble? Am i missing something?
      Thanx
    1. myi3g's Avatar
      myi3g -
      Got invited email from google last week. Downloaded GV mobile but got "An error occurred while trying to establish a connection with Google Voice." when trying to make a call, text, or voicemail. I am using it on a 3GS. I love the app but could get it to work. Very frustrated. Anyone with the same problem on their 3gs? Please help
    1. maggieaco's Avatar
      maggieaco -
      "BEWARE OF GOOGLE VOICE SERVICE, TEXTS AND CALLS ARE NOT FREE OF CHARGE"

      Well I got the answer to the question I asked from my last post of 08/07/2009. The Hard way!!! Be careful guys & gals, it so happens that all the calls and sms send or received from your Google Voice account is going to count against your minutes/text messaging plan!!! No matter if you send txts from within the Google Voice website or the new GV Mobile App. If you have unlimited text your fine. But unlike me, I only have the 200 text plan per month and thankfully the 900 any time minutes per month. Check this out, my monthly plan starts every 27th of the month, today is only the 12th. I started using GV on 08/08, had my texts intact since I hardly text and now 08/12/2009 all my 200 texts are gone, plus 471 of my anytime minutes are all gone thanks to Google text and voice mail notifications... Now I had to download iBlacklist and even MCleaner from Cydia (Thanks For Cydia always to the rescue) to block my Google Voice number and along with that (406) area code used by Gooogle for Voicemail notifications/Text. Those notifications kept on coming and coming, they are really a nuisance. I still like the service. I just hate the thought that they lied saying that all calls placed from there service was free! Ya Right! But that's what I get for trying to abuse the system... It backfired.lol
    1. johnny_bee's Avatar
      johnny_bee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      This is probably going to get asked over and over so PF feel free to throw a "Google Voice is NOT a VOIP service, you still need an actual phone plan" note somewhere.
      I just signed up to answer the message
      Actually no you don't need an actual phone plan, all you need is a data plan and i insist: you can call AT&T and cancel your voice plan and keep only a data plan.
      Then you go get fring from the Apple store and register a gizmo account on that fring, forward your GV number to your gizmo number and there you go, you dial using the app and you receive calls on gizmo through you GV number.
      If you don't want 3GS you can still make it work with WIFI only. without any plans at all.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      That's all fine and dandy, but it doesn't change the fact that Google Voice (by itself) is NOT A VOIP service.

      Quote Originally Posted by maggieaco View Post
      "BEWARE OF GOOGLE VOICE SERVICE, TEXTS AND CALLS ARE NOT FREE OF CHARGE"
      Oh my goodness, let's try to go through all of this post.

      Quote Originally Posted by maggieaco View Post
      it so happens that all the calls and sms send or received from your Google Voice account is going to count against your minutes/text messaging plan!!!
      I'm going to let Google answer this part because you seemed to miss the point of the service.

      [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Q9MJdT5Ds[/ame]

      THE WHOLE POINT OF GOOGLE VOICE IS TO USE YOUR ACTUAL HOME/OFFICE/CELL PHONE, ALL UNDER ONE NUMBER (provided by Google!). Just where exactly did you get the bright idea that Google Voice gave you free talk/text through your regular phone?

      Quote Originally Posted by maggieaco View Post
      No matter if you send txts from within the Google Voice website or the new GV Mobile App.
      This is simply not true. If for example, your cellphone is registered under GV, and you send a text message to someone through the web page, that text message was free to you. If/when that someone replies to you, the text is forwarded to your cell phone. THIS USES UP YOUR TEXT MESSAGE. Again, the whole point of Google Voice is to have multiple number/lines under the google voice. GOOGLE VOICE ISN'T MEANT TO REPLACE YOUR CURRENT PHONE SERVICE(S)!!! I'm going to assume given that you don't know how Google Voice works in the most basic level you didn't bother to go to the settings page and find this little wonderful option:

      You guessed it! You can DISABLE TEXT FORWARDING! That way you can keep all text messages sent/received on Google Voice in Google Voice and not use any of your actual plan texts.

      Quote Originally Posted by maggieaco View Post
      to block my Google Voice number and along with that (406) area code used by Gooogle for Voicemail notifications/Text
      Fun side-point: Those 406 area code numbers are all from Google and are unique to your account based on who the text/call/voicemail is coming from. If you save this number and call it back, it'll automatically start the GV service and call whoever number that 406 number is assigned to without you having to use an app/page to initiate the call. They're an incredibly handy shortcut and if you're using GV as it's MEANT to be used, I'd get all your friends to text you so you get all their 406 numbers.

      Quote Originally Posted by maggieaco View Post
      I just hate the thought that they lied saying that all calls placed from there service was free!
      They didn't lie. You're a moron with the lack of patience and time to research the service you're using. Google has been abundantly clear on how Voice works and what they want to do with it. It seems redundant considering this is from Google but:
      http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+google+works
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ LMAO. classic
    1. atomjack's Avatar
      atomjack -
      For anyone who is looking for push notifications for sms/voicemail for your google voice account, someone put together some python scripts to do it. You'll need prowl ($2.99 in the app store), and your own computer/server that's always on, but it's a great way to stick it to at&t and get rid of your text plan.

      cocoaforge • View topic - Prowl notifications for Google Voice

      I made some modifications to fix a bug and include support for voicemail notifications, but as I just finished it the original author hasn't included my changes, so if you want those, check the second page of the thread for my update.
    1. scoot3r90's Avatar
      scoot3r90 -
      Can anyone tell me what the advantages of having GV?
    1. Sean9thward's Avatar
      Sean9thward -
      Crash every time I try to sign in can any one help me with this
    1. jtrage's Avatar
      jtrage -
      all wanting an invite--- you can get one off ebay for $0.99. Immediate invite thru paypal.