Mar 21 AT 8:57 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Sprint to offer tight Google Voice integration to all Android phones

Today Sprint announced that integrated Google Voice services were coming to all of its CDMA phones. Google Voice was previously available to Sprint customers, but now they can set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number and avoid the hassle and fees associated with porting their number.

Sprint is the first carrier to offer this new integrated Google Voice experience, so I’m guessing that Google made them a special deal for agreeing to launch the Nexus S 4G.

Google reports on their blog that the integrated Google Voice features will be available soon, but it does not specify an exact launch date. They also note that once it is launched, it will be rolled out gradually to all Google Voice users.

When you enable Google Voice on your Sprint phone, you’ll get:

  • One Number for all your phones – Pick the phones you want to ring (home, work, etc.) when your Sprint number is dialed, so you’ll never miss a call.
  • Online Voicemail – Check your messages by phone, email, or on the web and keep them for as long as you’d like. Plus, your messages will be converted into text and sent to you via text message or email.
  • Customization, control & low-priced international calling – Create and assign personalized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling you, block unwanted callers, mark telemarketers as spam and make international calls at very low rates.

To learn more, watch the video below and visit

From Sprint: Google Voice makes it easy for people to manage and access most of their voice-based communication. It 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 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. 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.

Source: Google Voice Blog

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  • http://Website m

    this sounds awesome. the only deal breaker is that sprint uses cdma. if google did the deal w/ t-mobile it’d be super, too bad that at&t plans on buying em ;(

    • http://Website Jason

      What’s wrong with CDMA? It’s the superior technology when it comes to making voice calls. Unless you have a need to be swapping out SIM cards, then I guess it could be a deal breaker.

      • http://Website watbetch

        T-Mobile’s network offers better call quality (That is until we’re all forced off of it and onto AT&T’s crappy ass half-rate network) because they use full-rate and because GSM just sounds better. Their 3G/WCDMA network also just sounds better even though the technologies are more, albeit distantly to CDMA.

      • http://Website m

        well, almost every other country uses gsm/utms, that’s the major issue. and swapping sim cards is a plus too.

  • http://Website Chris

    It would be nice if you could have one Google voice number attatched to several sprint phones while only paying for one line of service.

  • http://Website Hazz

    This is so legit. We just need Google to offer it’s own internet and then everyone wins. VOIP FTW!

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Great idea by sprint many people do have a Google voice number. I wonder what else they have up there sleeve?? Guess Tuesday is the day to find out.

  • http://Website Chris

    Does this mean that every call to and from your cell will use up monthly allowance minutes? That could be costly and a deal breaker …..

  • Chris

    Oh god…there are two of me!!

    But this is awesome news…I love google voice…and now i can go back to using my native messenger app! The biggest question now is…

    Will there be MMS….

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