Google Voice

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Description of App: 

Google Voice gives you a free 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 while on the go or at home.

You’re in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don’t want to hear from.

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

Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.

Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.

Cheap international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data.

Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for iPhone use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.2.1

Accessibility Comments: 

Appears to be very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The v2.0 is a great update and the interface is so much easier to use than the older version. You have more to control and the best part is that one can create a phone number right from this app. In the past you could only do this from the website and that was not so nice and easy to create before. There is certainly more accessibility built in to this version than the past. So nicely done!

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@googleaccess