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. If there’s ever been a time to be furious with Apple, now is it.
I'm completely bummed, and disappointed in Apple. And, I'm a huge fan-boy, so this is hard for me to admit.
Looks like I should have purchased the GV Mobile appication while it was still available, instead of waiting for the announced upcoming release of the official Google Voice application.
If AT&T doesn't want free SMS, then they should disable that within the applications, not completely remove them. Using Google Voice doesn't reduce the number of minutes that I burn with AT&T, since my Google Voice account is linked directly to my AT&T iPhone. Everybody should be able to win here.