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Written By: langdon on July 29, 2009 No Comment

Why does Apple get to decide what applications your iPhone can run? That’s a question on customers’ minds today after Apple rejected Google Voice as an iPhone application, apparently to protect AT&T’s lock on iPhone users.

This is another example of how Apple’s monopoly control over iPhone apps is bad for customers.

Google Voice is a next-generation telephone management system that allows users to share a single number among all their phones. It also provides SMS, voicemail, and speech-to-text conversion of incoming voicemail messages. All for free.

Google Voice, is an innovative phone management system that provides a single phone number for all your mobile, work and fixed numbers. Google re-launched the service last month and is now available for U.S. users on an invitation basis.

The Google Voice service acts as a hub for managing voice mail, all your contacts, and making free and low-cost phone calls via land line phones. It also provides SMS, voicemail, and speech-to-text conversion of incoming voicemail messages. All for free. The Google Voice mobile app extends those features to smartphones

It’s easy to imagine Google Voice users might not to want to pay AT&T for features that Google is giving away. So, apparently to protect AT&T, Apple rejected Google Voice. [… Click headline to read more!]

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