GoVoice v2.5 hits Marketplace, fixes previous bugs

GoVoice has had quite the ride lately. For us, the Google Voice client has not worked properly since about v2.0 as we had problems with it crashing and no push notifications. Since then, we've been talking with Nick Yu, GoVoice's developer and watching him work through these many problems, a lot related to how complicated Microsoft's v1.0 Push system can be for developers.

We're happy to finally report that v2.5 is now live in Marketplace and working for us: it's faster, push notifications work and no crashing, in other words: perfect. There is also a new feature: "If your phone didn't receive text for some reason (low battery, Q full), GoVoice will resend up to 10 times."

Our advice? Uninstall your current version, soft reset and then go and re-download from the Marketplace. It may also help to unregister your device with for notifications and then have it re-set up. Grab it here.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Still not working for me. Can't seem to get rid of that "Failed to open channel" message about push notifications, and i haven't downloaded any new apps and i even uninstalled all my apps until i only had 13 total (including his). Really pissing me off.
  • That stinks. Wish I had a solution for you but last we heard,the "ultimate fix" for that issue is to hard reset. It's has to do with the way MS reserves those push channels...real pita.
  • A subject that came up in the forums. Can anyone remove their sim and make a call via wifi? I'm able to surf,tweet,FB... and use other data apps. Shouldn't GoVoice work without a SIM?
  • It's not VOIP, uses Google call back feature and routes call through regular 1x voice.
  • Gotcha. That makes sense.