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Remove Voicemail button from iPhone with NoVoiceMail Cydia Tweak

If you are one of those iPhone users whose carrier does not support Voicemail service or does support but you don’t use it anyway, then here’s a Cydia tweak for your iPhone that you’ll really like. NoVoiceMail is a free app that hides the voicemail button from iPhone’s Phone.app. Thanks to folks at BlogsDna to let us know about this useful Cydia App.

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How to Get Google Voice DialPad in gTalk

This tutorial is for people who earlier got tired like me in search of Google dialpad to make Google voice call.Earlier we shared tutorial to get free US based phone number and use Google Voice in any country outside US including India. Not all users need incoming call or SMS facility in Google Voice and instead only make free outgoing calls to US/Canada. So, here’s a very simple method which will allow you to make outgoing calls using Google Voice. Easiest hack ever.

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4 Cool Google Voice for iPhone Apps

Apple pleased millions of Google fans when it approved Google Voice for use on its iOS platforms. Users with iPhones, Apple iPads, and iPod Touchdevices can now communicate over the 3G data network or WiFi to save voice minutes and to attach a phone number to their device. This is particularly attractive for iPad and iPod Touch users whose devices really aren’t phones to begin with. The power of Google Voice is well known: beyond the extra phone number, the system offers robust call management features and a highly customizable voice mail service.

Google Voice for iPhone
Google Voice iPhone Applications

Listed here are 4 cool Google Voice for iPhone apps that you can start using today to make your life easier and more productive. Remember: an active Google Voice account is required in order to use these applications. If you don’t have one, you can add one to your Google account for free.

Useful Google voice iPhone apps:

GV Connect [$2.99) –

GVConnect

A behind the scenes manager for handling Google connectivity on iOS. GV Connect works behind the scenes to connect to Google services faster than you can on the Web interface alone. With this app installed you can make phone calls from your Google Voice number, sent text messages through your Google Voice account and access your mobile device’s phonebook and contact list. With GV Connect you can also define custom voice mail messages for each of your contacts or contact groups. You can also use Google Voice to route calls from your Google voice number to one of several phone numbers normally associated with you. This allows you to keep your personal numbers private while eliminating the confusion caused when your friends, family, and coworkers have multiple numbers to juggle while trying to contact you.

Google Voice [Free]

Google Voice

Where once Google seemed banished forever, you can now enjoy voice based searches, find maps, and “just talk.” This is one Google add on that you won’t want to miss, featuring multiple languages, and location based services.

GV Mobile+ [$2.99]

Provides essential Google Voice services to Apple mobile platforms. This is an updated version of the GV Mobile client that was banned from the iPhone earlier. This app features a powerful keyboard for messaging and an easy to use interface that connects you with Google Voice voicemail, call screening, call recording, and other important features. This is the flagship interface for Google Voice on iOS, so try it today.

Google Voice Web App [Free]

An official Google App designed for iPhone users to connect with Google Voice. When you browse to the installation site, you will receive instructions based on the mobile platform you are using. Now you can make cheap international calls, make calls from within Gmail, and do other cool things via your Google Voice account.

Google Voice is an innovative service that offers powerful calling features that formerly were available only to the most expensive commercial phone systems. Now, call screening, call recording, and text messaging can all be done through one interface on your Apple iPhone.

Although the selection of Google Voice iPhone apps right now, be sure to check back frequently with the iTunes App Store so you don’t miss out when new applications are released. The Google Voice API has a lot of potential for enhancing apps on the iPhone, so new apps are not far away. Meanwhile, try these 4 cool Google Voice for iPhone Apps and harness the power of Google to make your life better.

Gmail Voice Integrated Into Gtalk: Make Free Voice Call to US and Canada

Today Google team announced the launch of Gmail voice for Gtalk users. This means now you can make voice call from your computer to any phone number. Calls to Canada and U.S number will be free but call to other countries will be chargeable. Here are call rates for other countries.

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This new service is going to give stiff competition to current popular Skype which let you call to any phone number from your Pc.

How to Get Started with Google Voice from PC to any Phone Number?

This service will be rolling out in phases and first one to see this will be U.S Gmail users. You need to install Voice and Video chat addon to use this service.

Under your chat list you will see Call phone, click on that and dial phone number and start talking.

Here are some excerpts from Official announcement:

if you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail (see instructions).
We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already). If you’re not a U.S. based user—or if you’re using Google Apps for your school or business—then you won’t see it quite yet. We’re working on making this available more broadly—so stay tuned!

Here is cool demo video done by Gmail Voice team showing how calling has changed over time:

Personally I liked the idea of making free calls to U.S and Canada based free number. And I will wait to see this service getting rolled out in my country ASAP.

Do share your views about this New feature from Google team?