If you use Google Voice on a day-to-day basis then you will be happy to hear that a brand new tweak called SMS on GV has just landed on Cydia that integrates Google’s SMS service into the stock Messages app.
In the past there have been tweaks that have done the same thing, but none of them support iOS 6 at the moment. With the SMS on GV Cydia tweak, however, users can once again manage both normal iMessage/SMS with Google Voice’s SMS service in the stock Messages app. You will be able to both send and receive text messages from your Google Voice account within the stock Messages app.
SMS on GV comes with quite a few settings that can be configured in its preferences panel and setting up the tweak couldn’t be easier. Just login with your Google Voice credentials and you are on your way to being able to manage Google Voice SMS through the stock Messages app.
There is unfortunately quite a few bugs with this tweak at the moment, however, that the developer has been transparent about. At the time of writing this article, SMS on GV often results in not being able to send multimedia messages (pictures/video) through iMessage. Additionally the tweak supports only the iPhone, not the iPod Touch or iPad.
If you can get past those limitations, however, SMS on GV is a solid tweak that works as advertised. You can find it on the BigBoss repo for a price of $2.00. Let us know what you think of the tweak in the comments section below.