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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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can't wait!
By 8steve8 on 3/19/2014 10:09:02 PM , Rating: 1
I use google voice as my primary number, and i can't wait for a full integration into google hangouts... because heangouts has so many features it gets more attention, and is higher quality than the google voice app... so i look forward to having my most important app be a higher class citizen on android.

I'm already jealous of ios users who can make and recieve real phone calls with VIOP through hangouts and their google voice numbers. Just wish hangouts also did google voice texting and voicemail stuff... But with this news, it'll happen soon.

hopefully they are getting close to offering MMS from verizon and AT&T senders to google voice numbers as well.




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