Sprint now integrating with Google Voice

Google has announced via their Office Blog that Google Voice and Sprint are teaming up. Google Voice's availability at Sprint has been limited to cell phones that could support the Google Voice app. That's all changed, Sprint customers can now use their mobile phone number as their Google Voice number. 

Adding Google Voice to the Sprint network will allow Sprint customers to use all of the features Google Voice has to offer without having to get a new number from Google Voice or port over their existing number. Sprint is also now allowing current Google Voice users to use their Google Voice number as their primary Sprint phone number. All of this can be done without the Google Voice App. 

Google Voice would replace Sprints voicemail system and outgoing international calls would use the Google Voice network and the Google Voice rates rather than Sprints which could end up saving customers a pretty good amount of money on international calls. According to Sprints website, a call to Canada from the USA would cost $0.59 per minute but through Google Voice calls to Canada are free. 

The integration isn't complete yet, but when it is, you will be able to enable it through the Google Voice web interface. If you are a Sprint customer and would like to sign up to be notified when it is available, you can go to google.com/voice/sprint.

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Well, I tried the voicemail only. When roaming the phone does not ring, it goes to google voicemail only for some reason. So, for now sticking with Sprint voice mail. The widgets should be larger, and hold more calls, or give an option for this. I did like the transcripts, but it did not work for all calls.

Ok to my opinion the catch is in the minutes necause by sprint everything is unlimited exept anitime minutes to landline and a google voice number in thier system is considered a landline so automaticaly no mater what you call or pick up i might be considered anitime minutes

And on a sidenote google voice keeps on cutting quietly one feature after the other and no blog or news site even comments on it
For instance i used to be able to screen only private callers now or u screen all unknown numbers (not in contacts) or not to screen at all
The feature to screen a specific number allways
To send to voicemail only specific hours

And also if you port i think you loose the option to send a text from email like 5556667777@sprint.fghh.com

meshiga said,

And also if you port i think you loose the option to send a text from email like 5556667777@sprint.fghh.com

Voice already have this at worst if you lose sprint address you'll gain voice.google.com address

Melfster said,
Sprint is pretty much dead company folks. I don't expect to last long.

? proof ?


i know sprints been struggling but dead ?

Well Sprint made a massive loss last year And they've been losing customers for a while.

If the T-Mobile + AT&T deal go through you can bet Verizon will offer to buyout Sprint

does this not cut sprint's throat? I wonder how much money was thrown there way.
personally I like sprint/verizon. Can't stand AT&T though so I really don't care.

DerekMorgan said,
does this not cut sprint's throat? I wonder how much money was thrown there way.
personally I like sprint/verizon. Can't stand AT&T though so I really don't care.

Google Voice use Data like VoIP.
The user pay for the data and sprint free some bandwith on the voice network.
Sprint have also from what i've seen VoIP home plan.
I already use my VoIP as my only phone home and my Galaxy Tab on the road for the few call I receive.
Google Voice can also receive SMS. maybe later Google TV will have gtalk integrated and use Video Call with VoIP who knows