Sprint offers free Google Voice service
Reportedly, the scheme that will liberate phone numbers for more flexibility, involves allowing the service user to manage devices online, with a single number for all phone devices that he uses, and that too free of cost.
It has become the first carrier to offer the IP-based Google Voice service, on its CDMA smartphones.
“Sprint customers can now use their existing phone number as their Google Voice number, and the service will come pre-installed on the Samsung-made Nexus S 4G smartphone that Samsung and Google introduced today,” said a company spokesperson.
More about Google Voice
A customer using the service can have a single phone number for the cell phone, home phone and office phone, and this can be done on up to six devices. So through the same number, calls can be routed to any of the devices.
Another benefit to users is that they can block some numbers, send some to the voice mail and route some numbers to a particular device being used.
“Customizations, such as personalized greetings, are also possible, and using their mobile phone, Sprint customers can enjoy super-low international rates—2 cents a minute to Argentina or 7 cents a minute to Zambia, for example,” said the spokesperson.
How to get the service?
In order to avail the service, Sprint users can login at google.com/voice/sprint and click on the option for the service, and then Google will be responding to their service.
“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.
Though the service is free, it is only available to Sprint subscribers having the ‘Everything Data’ plan with ‘Any Mobile, Anytime’ service.