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Google Voice for Android

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Key Details of Google Voice

  • Make cheap international calls with your Google number.
  • Last updated on 5/7/2024
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Google Voice is an innovative application that connects your Google account and mobile phone service. It presents viable alternatives to standard calling and text messaging, but Google Voice's advertised features do not always function as promised.


Good integration: Google Voice had no hang-ups when integrating with our test phone and performed well as the main voicemail service. Notifications regarding missed calls and texts were immediately received on our email, text, and Google Voice account.

Fine quality: The calling and text messaging experience was comparable to our standard carrier, and the software made no errors during tests. We were able to uninstall Google Voice without any data loss or negative performance issues.


Inadequate configuration: Voice has a somewhat poor design and layout, and we were left in confusion when trying to access various features. Navigation was burdensome at first, especially when attempting to make outgoing calls.

Missing features: Google Voice advertises its call screening capability that allows you to listen in on a call before answering. We experienced difficulty with this feature and weren't able to get it to work as advertised.

Bottom Line

Google Voice accomplishes all the same tasks of any basic phone carrier, but the design issues make it harder to use than it should be. However, it is free and can be easily installed/uninstalled, so if you are looking for these features, we recommend trying the service and seeing if it is a good fit for you.

What's new in version 2024.04.22.629074125

This release:

- New app icon and color scheme

- Updated tab order (now Calls / Contacts / Messages / Voicemail)

- Stability and performance improvements

Previous release:

- Bug fixes

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Full Specifications

November 11, 2018
Latest update
May 7, 2024
Operating System
Android 13.0
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Make cheap international calls with your Google number.

Google Voice gives you a phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app in the office, at home, or on the go.

NOTE: Google Voice only works for personal Google Accounts in the US and G Suite accounts in select markets. Text messaging is not supported in all markets.

You're in control

Get spam filtered automatically and block numbers you don't want to hear from. Manage your time with personalized settings for forwarding calls, text messages, and voicemail.

Backed up and searchable

Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.

Manage messages across devices

Send and receive individual and group SMS messages from all your devices.

Your voicemail, transcribed

Google Voice provides advanced voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app and/or have sent to your email.

Save on international calling

Make international calls at competitive rates without paying extra for international minutes with your mobile carrier.

Keep in mind:

- Google Voice is currently only available in the US. Google Voice for G Suite users is in Beta and available in select countries. Check with your administrator for access.

- Calls made using Google Voice for Android can be placed through a Google Voice access number. All access number based calls use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan and may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally).