Sprint is first carrier to allow customers to use their existing mobile number as their Google Voice number without porting
Sprint and Google have announced 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 without the hassle and fees associated with porting their number.
Sprint is the first and only carrier to offer this capability, which will be available soon on all Sprint CDMA phones, said the company.
In addition, Nexus S 4G, announced today by Sprint, Google and Samsung, will allow Sprint customers to enable the integrated Google Voice experience and will come preloaded with the Google Voice Android app, the company said.
Sprint Product and Technology Development vice-president Kevin McGinnis said, "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."
Google president Dave Girouard said, "With this integration, we have made Google Voice simple to use with a Sprint phone."
"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."