PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Android > Android HTC Devices > HTC Evo 4G
Connect with Facebook

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2011, 08:01 PM
josh90265's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC EVO
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 76
Reputation: 0
josh90265 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Google Voice + Sprint integration

So I've been looking into this whole Google and Sprint integration and wanted to see if anyone had the scoop on the matter. First off, I know there are different ways that you can integrate:

1. Get Google Voicemail for your existing mobile number.
-Keep your existing number with your carrier and get the lite version of Google Voice which includes some of the most popular features like online voicemail and voicemail transcriptions.

2. Port your mobile number to Google Voice
-Porting means that you move your number from your carrier to Google Voice. You can then use the full set of Google Voice features without having to change your number.

And finally...
3. Use your Sprint mobile number with Google Voice
Sprint users can now seamlessly use their existing mobile phone number as their Google Voice number, without having to move their number from Sprint.

Number 1, you simply find a G number and use the Android app to access it. Number 2, you have to move things all around as far as canceling sprint service, porting the original number to Google, getting a NEW sprint number, and finally using your original number as the GV number.

I was curious about the last one. And if anyone had tried it, what their opinions were and the ease of use. As well as the matter of disabling GV service so you could just go back to normal sprint service, if need be. I just want to make sure if I add my sprint number to GV that it won't screw up my original sprint service as I am on a family plan, unlimited data, 1500 minutes.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2011, 04:24 PM
jester95's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: PPC-6700, Touch Pro, EVO 4G
Carrier: Sprint
Location: San Antonio
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 57
Reputation: 25
jester95 is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

I did option #3 about 2 weeks ago....works great. doesn't disrupt your service or your plan...love it.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2011, 04:33 PM
AZTECHKA's Avatar
Stupid-Ass Skull Cruncha
Offline
Pocket PC: iPhone 5... Y Que?
Carrier: Esprin'
Location: San Diego by way of Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 12,361
Reputation: 16800
AZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation levelAZTECHKA can't get a higher reputation level
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

These phones take calls too?

WHOAH!!!!

You learn something every day.

p.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2011, 06:34 PM
aman1127's Avatar
Master Kimosabi
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC s620<Touch Pro<Touch Pro2<Hero<EVO
Carrier: The 10 years ago Network
Location: Brooklyn
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,486
Reputation: 1520
aman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on rep
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I had it since before the "integration".....and everything worked and still works fine. all I did was use my mobile number for gv. I now notice a sprint logo next to my number. What's the difference now?

Cooler than your EVO
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2011, 07:02 PM
BruceBanner's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Evo 4G
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Notorious Northwest
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 280
Reputation: 80
BruceBanner is becoming a great contributor
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

i dont like the integration, prefer previous method because i dont want to use GV for texting, and when you port your number to GV it does that. i prefer handcent
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2011, 02:32 PM
jester95's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: PPC-6700, Touch Pro, EVO 4G
Carrier: Sprint
Location: San Antonio
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 57
Reputation: 25
jester95 is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

Quote:
Originally Posted by aman1127 View Post
I had it since before the "integration".....and everything worked and still works fine. all I did was use my mobile number for gv. I now notice a sprint logo next to my number. What's the difference now?

Cooler than your EVO
watch the video..

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2011, 02:35 PM
jester95's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: PPC-6700, Touch Pro, EVO 4G
Carrier: Sprint
Location: San Antonio
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 57
Reputation: 25
jester95 is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceBanner View Post
i dont like the integration, prefer previous method because i dont want to use GV for texting, and when you port your number to GV it does that. i prefer handcent

You don't have to use google voice...I believe you can still use handcent. I can still send txt messages from my phone (without using GV). The do show on GV. To receive them directly on your phone there is a check box next to your mobile phone on GV that says " Receive text messages on this phone"

Check it out...i haven't checked the box " Receive text messages on this phone" to see if it works...but it should.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Mr.Gadget's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: EVO 3D
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Idaho
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 87
Reputation: 35
Mr.Gadget is just getting started
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

GV, option #3 here. One difference I noticed today is when my wife called it announced, "You are receiving a call from ..., Press #1 to accept this call". My wife said it just rang on her end so nothing different. As soon as I hit "1", the call immediately was connected, no weird delays or anything.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2011, 02:58 PM
Mr.Gadget's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: EVO 3D
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Idaho
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 87
Reputation: 35
Mr.Gadget is just getting started
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Google Voice + Sprint integration

Here are some of the options for advanced setup (and there are lots):
Receive voicemail notifications via email, text, or both, or none.
Forward calls to another phone, to all phones or to Google chat.
Text forwarding option to an email address.
Change recorded name.
Change recorded message.
Call Screening to force unknown callers to say their name.
Do Not Disturb.
Call receipt scheduling.
One of the coolest things is to create Groups that allows custom greetings and custom screening options.
Also, if you have a website or webstore, you can create a "Call Me" widget.

I'm going to stick with it for a while and see how it all shakes out.

Oh! And your call history, messages, etc. are all stored in your Google Voice box, just like a gmail box. Of course this means they will mine the snot out of your data, but if you are OK with that, then it is kinda cool.
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 1 times.
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2011, 03:07 PM
aman1127's Avatar
Master Kimosabi
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC s620<Touch Pro<Touch Pro2<Hero<EVO
Carrier: The 10 years ago Network
Location: Brooklyn
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,486
Reputation: 1520
aman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on repaman1127 is halfway to VIP status based on rep
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I use it only for the transcribed vms. Is it possible to make international calls on free WiFi so I don't have to use international roaming?

Cooler than your EVO
Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Android > Android HTC Devices > HTC Evo 4G

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com