Google made 2 important announcements regarding tightening its partnership with Sprint in US today.
According to the first announcement, Nexus S has arrived on Sprint’s 4G network in United States. The important second announcement being about bringing seamless Google Voice experience to Sprint’s customers without the need of any app.
As pointed on the official blog: Current Sprint customers need no porting to start using Google Voice all around, their existing Sprint phone numbers will automatically work with Google Voice now:
So now, calls to your Sprint mobile number can easily be answered from your office or your home phone, or even your computer through Gmail. Calls from Gmail and text messages sent from google.com/voice will also display your Sprint number. This basically gives Sprint customers all the benefits of Google Voice without the need to change or port their number.
Also Google Voice users can now choose to flip their Sprint number with their Google Voice number while making calls or sending text messages. In short the clear conveyed message from the Google is that, Google Voice is now replacing Sprint voicemail messages, both online and offline (calls and text messages). Google als0 announced the normal Google Voice features to Sprint customers which include: cheap international calling rates, call blocking, call recording and personal voicemail greetings.
If you are a Sprint user in US, go visit this page.
Sprint+ Google Voice video:
via [Google Voice blog]