google voice

Ask LH: Are There Any Google Voice Equivalents In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, Is there any equivalent/substitute for a fully optioned Google Voice service available in Australia? I would like to be able to use an app on my phone to send and receive texts and calls from an Australian mobile number.


Google Features We're Still Waiting To See In Australia

Google Shopping arrived at last in Australia earlier this week. That’s a welcome development, but it also served to remind us that there are still some services which Google doesn’t offer down under. Here are the five we most want to see on the fast-track list.


Use A Google Voice Number From Outside The US

Any post about Google Voice brings a small collection of sighs and aggravation from our non-US readers: “What about us?” Here’s how you can obtain a US Google Voice number and use it overseas.


Google Says Apple Did Reject Google Voice From App Store

Last month, Google, Apple and AT&T all handed over statements to the FCC regarding the alleged rejection of Google Voice from the iTunes App Store. Apple claimed that they’d never rejected it to begin with, while Google redacted their one answer that might shed light on things. Well, now Google’s dishing the complete letter, which does in fact state that Apple rejected Google Voice from the App Store, as well as Google Latitude, which they worried would replace the core Maps app because it had features Maps didn’t.


Google, Apple, AT&T Make Statements To FCC Over Google Voice

Apple’s been bad, and now the FCC is all over Apple, AT&T and Google trying to get to the bottom of the Google Voice app rejection from the iTunes App Store.