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  • gtbarry

    They are also asking for permission to :edit your text messages (sms or mms), read your text messages (sms or mms), receive messages (mms), receive text messages (sms) and sendsms messages.

    Is this new??? hmmmmmmm

    • No_Nickname90

      Uh oh… Guess I won’t be using that feature. The only people that needs to be reading my text messages are Google. They already know everything about me, yet don’t even know who I am.

    • JulianZHuang

      most of the apps use those permissions. it pretty normal to me.

  • Brian S.

    VOIP services huh? Why do I think Facebook will not take heat for that either? Google probably would. But then again we all know Facebook is on it’s way out the door so they might as well pull something like this on the phone companies first.

    Does anyone have an data on what effect free texting and VOIP apps are having on cell carriers? I have wondered this for a while and found it very interesting.

    • Brian S.

      I think the record a small voice message is a good idea though. It is like sending a text message but better because you can talk in a certain tone and convey what you what better.

    • guitarist5122

      how is Facebook on the way out the door? Please, do tell

      • Brian S.

        because it’s in between the door frame heading in the direction that is not in.

    • http://twitter.com/kshatzka Kevin Shatzkamer

      OTT Messaging to grow at 42% CAGR and reach 20.3 trillion messages in 2016
      (compared to 9.5 trillion SMS). This will cost carriers $182B in lost
      voice/messaging over next 4 years

  • John Stock

    So is VoIP US only.. it would be nice if you didn’t assume were from a tiny fraction of the planet.

    • http://twitter.com/sotweetethJerel Jerel Henderson

      Guess the rest of you will have to come up with your own unique and free ideas.

  • ericshmerick

    Perfect for the $30 T-Mo plan. Hope GV integrates VOIP into it’s service….soon…

    • http://www.facebook.com/derrickthreatt Derrick DeLorenzo Threatt

      already does… download grooveip from google play

      • ericshmerick

        Duh, I use that and Talkatone all the time. I mean native VOIP integration in GV.

  • JustinCrouch

    Oh man, that Justin Crouch guy…his mustache is manly…

  • Layman76

    Facebook already has a partnership with Skype… does it seem likely they’d integrate it with the current apps or develop an entirely new one? Just some speculation…

  • MattParker

    Looks like Voxer is toast now- what took FB so long to steal their business?