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Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store

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Earlier today we learned that Apple had begun to pull all Google Voice-enabled applications from the App Store, citing the fact that they “duplicate features that come with the iPhone”. Now comes even worse news: we’ve learned that Apple has blocked Google’s official Google Voice application itself from the App Store. In other words, Google Voice — one of the best things to happen to telephony services in a very long time — will have no presence at all on the App Store.

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Google Voice scares the carriers. It allows users to send free SMS messages and get cheap long-distance over Google Voice’s lines. It also makes it trivial to switch to a new phone service, because everyone calls the Google Voice number anyway.
So, to get any GV functionality on an iPhone, you must jailbreak the phone.

Lucky for the iPhone community, one of the GV apps' developers has planned to put his version of the GV app up online for free:

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