This news doesn’t really surprise us given the snaky stance of Google Voice at the moment. As Android enthusiasts, we hope other US carriers don’t follow suite, and ultimately decide it’s worth keeping so those who use Google Voice can keep using it.
Google and Sprint have been partners for the better part of a decade, but this relationship seems to be ending as multiple sources confirmed to Android Police. This doesn’t mean Google and Sprint won’t collaborate on future projects; Google Voice has just seen better days. This is likely the reason why the two are parting ways with one another. Though, as Android Police points out, the termination is also due to “upgrades to Sprint’s network” and we can’t help to wonder if 5G is at blame.
Shall you try to use Google Voice to make calls or send messages on Sprint in June, they’ll be sent through the Sprint network using your payment plan. Google Voice will no longer store your history, but past history will remain in the app for download or transfer by the user. To avoid any issues when the switch is flipped on June 1, it’s recommended that you disable the service prior to then, on your own. Regular Google Voice functionality will still work as normal shall you register a new phone number on a supported carrier.
Any Google Voice users on Sprint out there? Leave your thoughts here.
SOURCE [Android Police]