Sprint Now Offers Google Voice Apps on All Its Phones
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. Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of all the features and benefits of Google Voice, including call recording and voicemail transcription, without the hassle and fees associated with porting their numbers. Sprint is the first and only carrier to offer this capability, which will be available soon on all Sprint CDMA phones.
In addition, the new Nexus S 4G phone, announced today by Sprint, Google, and Samsung, will come preloaded with the Google Voice Android app.
“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 of product and technology development at 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."
Google Voice lets users manage up to six different devices through one phone number with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking, and recording using the phone’s dial pad. Sprint subscribers will be able to use their Sprint numbers across their office, home, and wireless phones, and personalize settings so calls from friends ring their wireless devices and home phones, while calls from the boss only ring at the office. Google Voice users can receive transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online. They can also read, send and search text messages and call logs online