October 22, 2011
One week after Google pulled it from the App Store, Google Voice is back. This news was announced earlier this evening via the official Google Voice Twitter account. Google Voice, which is currently only available in the U.S., allows users to send free text messages to U.S. phones and make international calls at low rates. When the app was pulled last week, Google said it was because some users were experiencing sign-in problems. Rather than face irate customers, Google decided to pull the app until it was fixed. According to its iTunes page, Google Voice Version 184.108.40.2061 fixes the crash “introduced” in a previous release. The free Google Voice for the iPhone/iPod touch app is available in the App Store.