Nov 15 AT 3:30 PM Edgar Cervantes 19 Comments

Google Voice app update; text to multiple recipients, pre-fetch voicemails

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At last! Google listened to us and just updated the Google Voice app (version 0.4.2.38) with two of the best features we’ve seen in a while. One of them we’ve been requesting for a long time.

Yes, my friends. We can finally send a text message to multiple recipients, simultaneously. Just keep adding those contacts to the recipient box, write your message, hit “send,” and you’re good to go. It’s that simple.

To make things even better, Google has also added another feature with this update. Until now, it hasn’t been possible to listen to voicemails without an internet connection. It’s hard to find yourself without internet, but it happens. We can now ease our minds, since we’ll be able to get our voicemails even without a data connection. Google Voice can now pre-fetch voicemails, allowing you to listen to them later on while on the road (without internet).

This is nifty, but we’re most excited about multiple recipient texting. Sure, this has been something Google took a long time with, but better late than never. Right? Go ahead and update/download Google Voice if you haven’t yet. And be sure to let us know what you think. How many of you guys have been waiting for this feature to show up?

 

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Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Rob

    Any word on better threading?

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      Germany raped the netherlands 3-0

  • bruce080

    I love Google Voice. Any thoughts on what is in store for version 1.0.0.0?

  • ben dover

    YES! I’m still waiting for the day that there is no reason to use the carrier supplied number!

    I know some people feel this way already but I want to be able to use apps like handcent or go sms for my google voice number txt and mms.

    • KenG

      What carrier supplied number? I have been using a google-supplied number since they offered the service. Or do you mean not having to use a carrier line for outgoing calls on android devices? that would be very welcome.

      • ben dover

        yes, not having to use the number registered with the carrier for that phone but rather only use your google voice number for all calls, txt, and mms.

        The key is getting it integrated deeply into android so that any txt app or phone app can access the google voice calls and txts.

        • Dave Kratter

          Switch to Sprint. Port your Sprint number to Google Voice. Use Go SMS. Problem solved. :P

  • @BiGMER F

    we are getting closer and closer to abandoning our carrier issued number

  • charliethesuperturtle

    Awesome, I hope they add wifi tablet supported because I cannot make calls via my HP touchpad
    if thy have pleased inform.me

  • Paul

    Now if they’d just add MMS support none of my friends would know my phone’s “real” number. But so far Google voice is awesome. Makes using prepaid carriers and such a lot easier, as nobody can hold my number hostage.

  • Nathan

    Sweet

  • Barney

    Still no support for the UK? It seems that currently half the features of Android are feature locked to the US.

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ KatSelezneva

    I think this boom with voice control is just the influence of Apple and its Siri technology. But I wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it. Voice control should be just a convenient tool while using your phone and nothing more. I find weird talking to your phone like it were a real person. iPhone 4S: the most amazing phone or the greatest disappointment? http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/iphone-4s-most-amazing-phone-or.html

  • http://androidmarketcentral.com Ken

    We’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I live in Maryland and my wife and kids live in Mass. (We’re a military family). This just makes it better for me to reach all of them with the same message! Good stuff…

  • mshramek

    I really want to see bulk options for marking as “read” and deleting messages. This is what I have been waiting for to really use this app.

    • thechad

      yes bulk options would be great.

  • pritams

    good one..

  1. RobGuest 4 years ago

    Any word on better threading?

    • humiliated.Guest 4 years ago

      Germany raped the netherlands 3-0

  2. I love Google Voice. Any thoughts on what is in store for version 1.0.0.0?

  3. YES! I’m still waiting for the day that there is no reason to use the carrier supplied number!

    I know some people feel this way already but I want to be able to use apps like handcent or go sms for my google voice number txt and mms.

    • KenGGuest 4 years ago

      What carrier supplied number? I have been using a google-supplied number since they offered the service. Or do you mean not having to use a carrier line for outgoing calls on android devices? that would be very welcome.

      • yes, not having to use the number registered with the carrier for that phone but rather only use your google voice number for all calls, txt, and mms.

        The key is getting it integrated deeply into android so that any txt app or phone app can access the google voice calls and txts.

  4. we are getting closer and closer to abandoning our carrier issued number

  5. Awesome, I hope they add wifi tablet supported because I cannot make calls via my HP touchpad
    if thy have pleased inform.me

  6. PaulGuest 4 years ago

    Now if they’d just add MMS support none of my friends would know my phone’s “real” number. But so far Google voice is awesome. Makes using prepaid carriers and such a lot easier, as nobody can hold my number hostage.

  7. BarneyGuest 4 years ago

    Still no support for the UK? It seems that currently half the features of Android are feature locked to the US.

  8. I think this boom with voice control is just the influence of Apple and its Siri technology. But I wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it. Voice control should be just a convenient tool while using your phone and nothing more. I find weird talking to your phone like it were a real person. iPhone 4S: the most amazing phone or the greatest disappointment? http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/iphone-4s-most-amazing-phone-or.html

  9. KenGuest 4 years ago

    We’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I live in Maryland and my wife and kids live in Mass. (We’re a military family). This just makes it better for me to reach all of them with the same message! Good stuff…

  10. I really want to see bulk options for marking as “read” and deleting messages. This is what I have been waiting for to really use this app.

  11. good one..