Apple removes Google Voice apps from iTunes

Wed, Jul 29, 2009


Apple yesterday removed all iPhone apps which made use of Google Voice because they “duplicate features that come with the iPhone.”  I guess iPhone users will have to bid adieu to the free text messaging and cheap long-distance phone calls that Google Voice provided.  AT&T is reportedly, and not surprisingly, the party behind the apps removal.

TechCrunch has more on the story over here.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Dave Evans Says:

    One more reason to love the T-Mobile/ Google Android based phones. I travel back and forth between Austin and Delhi frequently and wanted to use an Indian mobile carrier with my G1 in India. I called T-Mobile and asked for the SIM unlock code. They looked at my customer standing, said “Mr. Evans, you’re a great customer” and emailed the code to me (direct from HTC) the next day.

    Guess what? I’m *still* a great customer, and am telling people “why” right now.

    Bottom line: Forcing control in a Web 2.0 world is a losing customer proposition. Go with the firms that reward loyalty by freeing you to do what you want, rather than locking you in. T-Mobile + Google G1. They get it.


  2. Chrystal K. Says:

    That sounds like a cool app.

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