According to a tweet by the official Google Voice Twitter account, Google has pulled the Voice for iOS app from the iTunes App Store. Google decided to pull the app due to its crashing on startup, which was introduced with iOS 5 (Couldn’t sort it out in 3 months of iOS5Beta?). Google says hang tight for the time being, because they’ll be updating/rereleasing the app again. Tweet:

Removed the iPhone app from the App store. We’ll have a new version for you ASAP with a fix for the sign in bug.

There also appears to be some issues with Sprint’s use of Google Voice causing iMessages to get confused.  Apple has a Support document for that (below).

Sprint: Unable to use phone number for FaceTime or iMessage when using Google Voice

  • Last Modified: October 15, 2011
  • Article: TS4091
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If your Sprint account is integrated with Google Voice, you may be unable to use your phone number to receive FaceTime calls or iMessages.

Products Affected

iPhone 4S


Integrating your Sprint account with Google Voice may prevent your mobile phone number from being registered for use with FaceTime video calls and iMessage text messages.

This occurs only when your Sprint phone number and Google Voice number are not the same. It should not affect your ability to send or receive SMS or MMS messages, or to receive or place FaceTime calls or iMessages using an email address instead of your phone number.

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