Sprint and Google Voice Fully Integrated and Active
Updated: clarified language concerning porting/activating
Sprint today announced that all its Android customers can now take advantage of Google Voice. It was previously being rolled out to a small set of beta testers. Sprint customers can choose to keep their Sprint number and activate it within Google Voice, or use a brand new Google Voice number. Either way, Google Voice will fully replace Sprint's voicemail system, and international calls will connect through Google Voice. Customers can use Google Voice to manage their voicemail, text messages, and access it both from their Android handset and the desktop. The service is free to set up.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
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's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
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.
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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