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Google Voice Rejected from App Store (iPhone)

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
10 years ago2,793 views

After pulling third party apps like GV Mobile and VoiceCentral, Google finally admitted that its app was rejected. I'm very much not happy with Apple and AT&T.

techcrunch.com/2009/07/27/appl ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Covered at
eweek.com/c/a/Search-Engines/G ...

too.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

New move:
FCC Opens Inquiry of Apple's Ban of Google Voice
online.wsj.com/article/SB12490 ...

"The Federal Communications Commission has launched an inquiry into why Apple Inc. rejected Google Inc.'s Internet-telephony software for the popular iPhone, another sign of the Obama administration's stepped-up scrutiny of competitive practices in the technology industry.

In letters sent late Friday to the two companies and AT&T Inc., the FCC asked why Apple rejected the Google Voice application for the iPhone and removed related applications from its App Store.
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George R [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The TechCrunch story by Jason Kincaid has an update.
techcrunch.com/2009/07/27/appl ...

"John Gruber has confirmed with a trusted source that AT&T is to blame for the Google Voice ban."

Another TechCrunch story by Erick Schonfeld has an update with AT&T's response to the FCC inquiry.
washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/cont ...

"Customers can use any compatible GSM phone on our network, not just the ones we've approved and sell. And they also can use apps we don't approve. We don't approve iPhone applications."

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

'Did AT&T play a part in Apple's Google Voice drama?':
pcworld.com/article/169530/

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