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
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
“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."
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.