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Integrated Google Voice experience coming to all Sprint phones

Journeyman

Sprint and Google announced today a new integrated Google Voice™ experience that will allow Sprint customers to set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number.

That means Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of all the features and benefits of Google Voice without the hassle and fees associated with porting their number.

Sprint is the first and only carrier to offer this capability, which will be available soon on all Sprint CDMA phones, including the upcoming Nexus S 4G smartphone, announced today by Sprint and Google.

Manage Multiple Devices with Google Voice

Google Voice lets users manage up to six different devices through one phone number. Sprint customers 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. Users can get transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online, and read, send and search text messages and call logs online at www.google.com/voice.

Sprint is the only carrier that allows customers to assign their existing mobile phone number as their Google Voice number without porting, avoiding porting charges, potential service disruptions and the hassle of calling their carrier to terminate and port their number to Google Voice and then re-subscribe with another number. Sprint’s integration with Google simplifies and shortens the process of moving a phone number to Google Voice to mere minutes.

Integrated Google Voice Experience from Sprint

One number for all your devices

Work, home, mobile; no need to change   numbers after a move or new job

Route phone calls and text messages

Send work calls to the office,   personal to home or mobile

Conditional call presentation

Hear caller info before answering or   send straight to voicemail

In-call options

Record calls, switch phones during a   call, conference calling

Manage it all online

Manage call history, texts and   voicemail; listen to voicemail and read transcribed messages; view threaded   text messaging history and continue the conversation online

Keep your existing wireless phone number without porting

Only with Sprint

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Quotes

“As part of our partnership with Google, our customers will appreciate having the easiest set-up experience of any wireless carrier for Google Voice across all of our CDMA phones, using their existing Sprint phone number” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president – Product and Technology Development, Sprint. “It’s now easier than ever to truly live a mobile lifestyle with the ability to manage multiple devices through intelligent call routing and online controls using just one phone number – your existing Sprint number.”

"With this integration, we have made Google Voice simple to use with a Sprint phone," said Dave Girouard, president at Google. "Sprint subscribers now have access to all the benefits of Google Voice behind their existing mobile number without the need for porting or if they already have a Google Voice number, they can display that number from their Sprint phone without the need for a separate application."

How to Get It

Customers can sign up to be notified when the integrated Google Voice experience for Sprint phones is available at www.google.com/voice/sprint. http://www.google.com/googlevoice/sprint/

With a few simple steps, any Sprint CDMA phone will be able to use Google Voice to simplify the customer’s wireless experience:

1.          Customers can simply go to www.google.com/voice/sprint  and sign-up for the integrated service from Sprint. 

2.          Google will then confirm the customer would like to use their existing Sprint number as their Google Voice number. 

3.          Customers do not need to notify Sprint that they plan to use Google Voice. A notification is automatically sent to Sprint to provision the necessary services on the network required for the Google Voice integrated services. 

4.          Within minutes, all of the customer’s phone calls, text messages and voicemail run through Google Voice, and all inbound and outbound calls show up with the customer’s existing Sprint number with all of the benefits of Google Voice.

For more information on Sprint’s Google Voice integration, watch the video and visit www.sprint.com/googlevoice.

More information:

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2 Comments
Journeyman

How does this affect plan minutes. Will my mobile number still be considered a mobile number? I have any mobile any time unlimited minutes but a limited amount of minutes if I am calling a landline.

Journeyman

Any idea when this will become available? The Google site is only taking email addresses for future notification.