Well, the war over Google Voice on an iPhone is over…and Apple has won!
Starting today, Google Voice will be available for both the iPhone and the Palm Pre/Pixi via a mobile Google Voice web site.
According to TechCrunch:
The new Google Voice mobile site shows your inbox with transcribed calls, which you can play from the browser. You can also send SMS messages or dial from the browser. The application ends up making a local call through your cell phone to Google Voice, which then routes your call through its own lines. When someone gets the call, they see your Google Voice number instead of your AT&T number. And when you get a voicemail, a notification even pops up on your iPhone with the transcribed message (through SMS).
Ok, so it’s a technical win. It would have been better if the Google Voice iPhone application had been reapproved, but hey, its better than nothing at all folks. I know plenty of iPhone users who will be happy that is is working again. Between this and the new Vonage Mobile app for iPhone, it looks like AT&T is softening their view on VOIP calls over their service.