Google Voice gets into Sprint Mobile phones

Google Voice can replace existing Sprint phone numbers

Google today said it had integrated its Voice application with Sprint Mobile phones, making it the first time the company has partnered with a mobile carrier to incorporate the Voice package.

According to Google, Sprint customers will be able to use their existing Sprint mobile number as their Google Voice number and have it ring multiple other phones simultaneously.

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"Calls to your Sprint mobile number can easily be answered from your office or your home phone, or even your computer through Gmail. Calls from Gmail and text messages sent from google.com/voice will also display your Sprint number. This basically gives Sprint customers all the benefits of Google Voice without the need to change or port their number," Google stated on its official blog.

Of course Google Voice users can choose to replace their Sprint number with their Google Voice number when calling or sending texts from their Sprint handset. The feature works on all Sprint phones and gives Sprint users all the benefits of Google Voice without the need for an app, Google stated.

"In both cases, Google Voice replaces Sprint voicemail, giving Sprint customers transcribed voicemail messages available online and sent via email and/or text message. International calls made from Google Voice users' Sprint phones will be connected by Google Voice at our very low rates, and Sprint customers will also have access to the rest of Google Voice's features, like creating personalized voicemail greetings based on who's calling, call recording, blocking unwanted callers..."

It wasn't exactly clear when this integration will actually take place, however as the company said some phones will be supported "this spring."

Going forward, Sprint will soon start selling the Nexus S 4G phone from Samsung preloaded with the Google Voice Android application.

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