Google Voice goes down (Update: Back up again!)
(WIREUPDATE) – Google’s telecommunications service Google Voice went offline on Friday afternoon. Users who tried to login to the website were greeted with a 502 server error.
As usual when a popular internet service goes down users took to Twitter asking if Google Voice was down.
Google Voice offers a free alternative phone number users can use to talk and send text messages. According to a 2009 FCC filing Google Voice had 1.4 million users.
Statement from Google:
“We’re aware of an issue that’s affecting some percentage of Google Voice users and we’re working hard to resolve it.”
Update 5:24pm ET: Google Voice is back up for all users!