Could you explain what you by it only working half-way when it did work?
Please note: Google rolled out some changes for building GV into GMail. Dialcentral was fixed within a couple hours of the first complaint. The two week delay was due to the Extras testing requirements.
If you are willing to try experimental software you can follow the Dialcentral thread to watch for when I roll out fixes like this to extras-testing http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=29347