Sprint to offer More Google Voice integration!

| March 21, 2011 | Reply

Earlier today we brought you news that the Nexus S 4G was coming to Sprint this Spring as a standard Google experience device! The fun with Google doesn’t stop there if you’re on Sprint. Today as well Sprint announced that Google Voice will be coming to all of its Android phones! Yes you could use Google Voice as we all know it today with a new number but with this tighter integration with Sprint you can now use your current Sprint number as your Google Voice number with no added hassles or fees!! No official date has been set for the launch of the service but with the Nexus 4G launching sometime this Spring I can’t see this being far off! Some of the features you will be available to enjoy include:

  • One Number for all your phones – Pick the phones you want to ring (home, work, etc.) when your Sprint number is dialed, so you’ll never miss a call.
  • Online Voicemail – Check your messages by phone, email, or on the web and keep them for as long as you’d like. Plus, your messages will be converted into text and sent to you via text message or email.
  • Customization, control & low-priced international calling – Create and assign personalized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling you, block unwanted callers, mark telemarketers as spam and make international calls at very low rates.

Seems like a great deal Sprint and Google have worked out here! No need to worry if you’re not a Sprint customer as Google reported on their blog that the new features that Sprint customers will enjoy will eventually make it to all Google Voice users!!

So ninjas exciting times to be a Sprint customer I say! You guys happy for all the new Google stuff coming to Sprint? Excited to finally use Google Voice with your current number without paying a fee? Drop us a comment below and let us know!

Take a look at the video below of the Sprint and Google Voice integration in action!!

 

Today Sprint announced that integrated Google Voice services were coming to all of its CDMA phones. Google Voice was previously available to Sprint customers, but now they can set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number and avoid the hassle and fees associated with porting their number.

Sprint is the first carrier to offer this new integrated Google Voice experience, so I’m guessing that Google made them a special deal for agreeing to launch the Nexus S 4G.

Google reports on their blog that the integrated Google Voice features will be available soon, but it does not specify an exact launch date. They also note that once it is launched, it will be rolled out gradually to all Google Voice users.

When you enable Google Voice on your Sprint phone, you’ll get:

  • One Number for all your phones – Pick the phones you want to ring (home, work, etc.) when your Sprint number is dialed, so you’ll never miss a call.
  • Online Voicemail – Check your messages by phone, email, or on the web and keep them for as long as you’d like. Plus, your messages will be converted into text and sent to you via text message or email.
  • Customization, control & low-priced international calling – Create and assign personalized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling you, block unwanted callers, mark telemarketers as spam and make international calls at very low rates.

To learn more, watch the video below and visit google.com/voice/sprint.

From SprintGoogle Voice makes it easy for people to manage and access most of their voice-based communication. It lets users manage up to six different devices through one phone number with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking and recording using the phone’s dial pad. Sprint subscribers will be able to use their Sprint number across their office, home and wireless phones, and personalize settings so calls from friends ring their wireless device and home phone, while calls from the boss only ring at the office. Google Voice users can receive transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online. They can also read, send and search text messages and call logs online.

Source: Androidandme


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