Google Allowing Voice Users to Reclaim Old Numbers
Google recently announced that users of its Google Voice service can retrieve their old Google Voice number. This applies to users who have changed their original Google Voice number to a new one, or ported in an existing number over their original Google Voice number (including Sprint customers). Google says this way Voice users will receive calls and texts made to their old number. Google is charging $20 to make access to the old Google Voice number permanent. In effect, it will let users keep two Google Voice numbers, though all calls made by the user will be connected through their current/new numbers.
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 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 Search Speaks More than One Language at a Time
Google has improved the multilingual capabilities of its voice search feature. The latest version of Google Search allows users to speak up to five different languages without requiring that they change the settings each time.
Google Seeking User Input On Google Voice
Google hopes the public will help it make Google Voice better. The company this week has asked people to fill out a survey on how they use the service and how it does or does not meet their needs.