You can easily move your Sprint mobile number over to Google Voice. The question is, should you? Here are the top 6 reasons you might want to (with a bonus reason).
6 – You get one unified voicemail box. Any of you already using Google Voice know the hassle of having multiple voicemail inboxes. Anyone who has used YouMail in the past, may have it even worse. Merge em, and get it all in one.
5 – Calls from Gmail (using the “call phone” option in Chat) show your Sprint mobile number. Imagine that you could call from your computer using VOIP, and the recipient wouldn’t know the difference.
4 – You can start tracking calls to/from my Sprint mobile number. All of your call history will who up in the various logs in Google Voice account. You won’t have missed calls here and there, they will be one.
3 – Imagine if calls to your Sprint mobile number could ring on other forwarding phones as set up in Google Voice account. So if you’re sitting at your desk at work, or in the basement in your house, and you can’t hear your cell phone, the other phones will ring, and you won’t miss the call.
2 – Any SMS sent from your Sprint mobile device and/or Google Voice account will show with the same Sprint number. That means that you can send a text, and when they respond…
1 – Any SMS sent to your Sprint number it will be received both on your mobile device and in your Google account. So you can start on an SMS conversation on your computer before you leave the office, carry it on on your phone during the train ride, and finish it at home on your iPad without the recipient ever knowing you changed devices.
BONUS – If you’re like me and you have multiple mobile phones, iOS and Android, you can use them all with the same number.
I’m still on the fence. Should I do it? Why or why not?