Google Voice Integration with Sprint to End June 1
Google has begun informing Google Voice customers who’ve integrated their service with Sprint that the two services will cease working together on June 1. Google has laid out a number of steps that customers will need to take in order to retain their separate services if they so wish. Beginning June 1, all outgoing calls and texts made will be made via Sprint’s network. Google Voice will no longer store calls, messages or voicemails sent from a Sprint phone. These communications will still be visible until June 1. People will need to export this data before June 1 in order to keep it. Google Voice / Sprint customers will not be able to use Google Voice capabilities, such as call forwarding, voicemail transcription and more, after June 1, though these features can be enabled on customers’ Sprint devices. Google suggests that users disable Google Voice with Sprint integration manually following the steps laid out on its support page. Any numbers blocked in Google Voice will need to be reblocked on the Sprint number. Customers who used their Sprint number as their Google Voice number will need to get a new Google Voice number from Google Voice.
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Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
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