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Google Voice tipped to end in the next few months

It seems as though just yesterday Google and smartphone users were lobbying for Apple to allow Google Voice into the App Store – what a difference a few years makes.
 
A report is now circulating that Google is preparing to kill off Google Voice and integrate similar capabilities into the G+ Hangouts app.
 
Google has been working hard to get more people to use Hangouts, so eliminating Google Voice would be no real surprise. The voice service will be integrated into both the iOS and Android apps allowing the users to make voice calls as they would with the web version of the software.

 
Users will still be able to keep their current Google Voice their own numbers, although we aren’t yet sure if all the intricate features and capabilities of the service will make the cut.
 
9to5Google reckons that Google could make an official announcement at this year’s Google I/O conference.

Source: 9to5Google



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By tayb on 3/19/2014 9:52:58 AM , Rating: 2
This is fine with me as long as they keep the call routing functionality (and my number) but otherwise I'll need to find another service. The absolute best thing about Google Voice is the ability to have a single number to hand out to everyone and route calls to the proper phone according to who is dialing.

I think they've already starting rolling this out to some extent. I've seen my Hangouts ringing with a number dialing and wondered wtf that was.




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