Google Voice for Android Gets Better SMS

By  |  Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

When I started using a Droid with Google Voice as my primary phone, I figured I could use Voice’s free SMS feature to avoid paying Verizon for a text-messaging plan. But it turned out that Google’s SMS feature was less than real-time–messages sometimes took minutes to arrive–which eliminated one of the basic characteristics that makes text messaging useful in the first place.

Now Kevin Purdy of Lifehacker is reporting that an update to the Google Voice Android app enables Voice to do SMS in real time, or close enough. If it works as advertised, it’s another meaningful step toward making the already-amazing Google Voice the only primary phone number I’ll ever need…


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. VoIP software Says:

    Google voice is inviting students for trial use, but now it’s open to all Americans, many people will be able to try it.


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