Basically, to add to their mobile applications, google has created a revolutionary way to receive and place calls. When you sign up for google voice (currently by invite only*), a unique google voice number is given to you and when someone calls that number, you can decide which of your phones it rings. Also included in google voice is a call blocker, free sms texting, voicemail to text, and call recording.
I think what the real reason for apple’s rejection was a very strong urge from At&t. Even though At&t said they have no part in accepting or refusing developer’s apps, there’s a very good chance that they are involved here. as you know, things such as visual voicemail’s and texting are a major way that At&t rakes in their dough.
Now, not only is google voice restricted for use on iPhone, but all third party developers that put money, effort, and time into making google voice apps are being forced to REFUND all of their customers using their own money! What’s going on Apple? I’m sure this isn’t the last we will hear of it.
Just another reason to be thankful you have the storm.
*If you would like to know more about getting google voice on your storm, just post a comment saying so.