About the Google Voice Account types
With Google Voice you can choose the account option that works best for you. Below you’ll find a brief introduction to the different account types and how they work:
Full Google Voice with a Google number:
With this option you get a brand new custom Google number that can receive calls from all of your phones. This means that whenever someone calls your Google number you can set it to ring all of your phones (ex. mobile, home, work phone) or just certain phones.Watch a quick video to learn more about getting a Google number
Google Voice Lite (Voicemail Only)
With Google Voice Lite, you get to have the same voicemail for all your mobile phones. Just add your existing numbers to Google Voice and then make your own rules. You can set up personalized greetings, get voicemail transcriptions and share voicemail messages.It gives you voicemail that acts like email. For example, all of your voicemail messages will be stored in your Google Voice inbox and can be accessed online and on your mobile phone.Watch a brief video to learn about personalized greetings with Google Voice Lite
Google Voice on Sprint
Google Voice on Sprint integrates the cool functionality of Google Voice with your Sprint phone. There are two different ways to use this:
- Option 1: Use your Sprint number with Google Voice: Your Sprint mobile number functions as your Google Voice number. You can take advantage of all of Google Voice's features without having to get a brand new number.
- Option 2: Replace your Sprint number with your Google Voice number: If you already have a Google Voice number or prefer to sign up for a brand new number, you can enable Google Voice for your Sprint mobile phone. This means that all calling, text messages, and voicemail on your Sprint Mobile Phone will go through Google Voice and display your Google Voice number. When others call or text your Sprint mobile number, you will still be able to receive calls or texts on your Sprint mobile phone number.
Google Voice gives you ultimate control over your voice experience with 5 different account options:
|Features||GOOGLE NUMBER||SPRINT: With your Sprint number||SPRINT: With a Google number||NUMBER PORTING (U.S. Only)||GOOGLE VOICE LITE|
|Here's what you can do with each account type.||Get a new phone number from Google.||Sprint customers can seamlessly enable all Google Voice features on their mobile devices while using their Sprint mobile number.||Display your existing Google Voice number when making calls and sending texts from your Sprint handset.||Get the full set of Google Voice features by moving your number from your carrier to Google.||Get a select set of Google Voice features without changing or porting your number.|
|Use your existing number|
|Get a custom Google number|
|Custom voicemail greetings|
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