As CTIA starts to ramp up, a lot of early news came out of it before early today. While the mobile world might be buzzing about AT&T and T-Mobile hooking up, some great news for Sprint Customers also leaked. Read on after the jump.
First off, the Nexus S 4G has been officially announced for the Now Network. This is pretty much the exact same Nexus S that launched on T-Mobile last year, but they were able to cram a 4G antenna into it. While it may not be running the fancy Dual Core processors some of the newer phones being announced are running, it still is a solid and smooth device running the latest version of Android, 2.3 and will be the first phone to get any Google updates without the carrier’s involvement.
On the same note, it looks like Sprint and Google penned a deal to offer a deep and seamless Google Voice integration for all Sprint customers with supported phones. Here are the details that the Google Voice Blog:
First, Sprint customers will be able to use their existing Sprint mobile number as their Google Voice number and have it ring multiple other phones simultaneously. 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.
Alternatively, Google Voice users can choose to replace their Sprint number with their Google Voice number when placing calls or sending text messages from their Sprint handset. This feature works on all Sprint phones and gives Sprint users all the benefits of Google Voice without the need for an app.
This is great news for Sprint Android users. The below video should go into even more detail:
I’m looking forward to this great addition as a Sprint Customer.