Sprint's Google Voice integration will end on June 1st

Sprint's Google Voice integration will end on June 1st
Sprint has confirmed that it will be ending Google Voice support in June. The partnership between the fourth-largest carrier and Google dates all the way back to 2011 when those on the Sprint network were allowed to use their regular number as a Google Voice number. Now, however, this integration has been confirmed to be ending.

The integration of Google Voice into Sprint’s network was an attempt to broaden the digital service’s reach, but Google ultimately neglected the app, with it often going without any updates for long periods of time. But after Sprint has resisted discontinuing support for many years, the US carrier has finally confirmed that it will be ending Google Voice integration June 1 due to upgrades to the company’s network. After this date, any calls made or messages sent will be done through the Sprint network according to the rates established by the respective plans of customers. Furthermore, call and message logs will no longer be stored in the Google Voice app or on the official website, although users can still presently download their current data from the service if they wish to. Lastly, Sprint is advising that users disable the integration earlier rather than later in order to ensure the switch between the services is seamless.

Despite the end of integration, fans of the Google Voice app will still be free to take advantage of the service's features such as call forwarding, recording, and voicemail transcripts. Unfortunately, however, customers will have to register a new Google Voice number going forward in order to do so.

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5 Comments

1. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Google voice is great for converting voice messages to text. Verizon wants to charge a monthly fee to do the same thing.

2. speedingcheetah

Posts: 87; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

I have had Sprint for about a year now. This Google Voice thing never worked. I tried and both Google and Sprint support were useless.

3. cogito

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Too bad. When I was with Sprint that was one of their best features.

4. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

omg google voice was the best. i was able to use my local number internationally using a data only sim

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That was the one thing I really liked about my Sprint service. I could send/receive texts when I didn't have cell signal....just data through the Voice app. While I still use GV on another carrier, I really appreciated Sprint's integration with GV. Made things much more convenient.

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