I have integrated my Google Voice and Sprint numbers

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  1. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    I have GV, but never integrated it with my Sprint number. My wife gave me a weird look when I told her she could call my cell using two completely different numbers. That's the way I've always run it. My GV number is local to where I live, while my Sprint number isn't. It's been that way since the get-go, as I had to jump through untold sets of hurdles to get the Sprint SERO plan back in the heyday and there was no way to get a local number. Now, with everyone having my Sprint number, it is just too much of a PITA to change it. That, and I really don't want a recycled number that someone else has had either. I don't want those calls...
     
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  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I haven't used my Sprint phone number in years -- even before Google and Sprint created this special integration. I fully expected this arrangement to die, and even if it hadn't, I wanted to leave my options open for leaving Sprint and easily keeping my GV phone number.

    As you may recall, Google/Sprint offered two integration options: option 1 was to convert the Sprint number to GV; option 2 converted GV to Sprint. The former meant you had to abandon your Sprint number; the latter meant you kept both phone numbers, but would only use GV for calls and texts (plus, calls to my Sprint number would be forwarded to my GV).

    Since I integrated using option 2 (convert my Google Voice number to Sprint), I never lost my Sprint phone number. I always had both Google Voice # and a Sprint #. Any time I call Sprint customer disservice, I give them my Sprint # to avoid confusion, but other than that, I could pretend my Sprint number didn't exist.

    People who chose option 1 integration lost their Sprint numbers and would have a much more difficult time separating GV from Sprint. For me, it should mostly be a non-event. I'll simply lose the convenience of using the native dialing app. That is, until I switch to Project Fi. :D
     
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    On a side-note, does anyone know why Google keeps asking me to confirm my GV number and the forwarding instructions? Every year or so, I get a message saying I need to confirm the number or something.
     
  4. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Security protocol. Making sure that you still want your number forwarded to your specified number. I can only guess at the number of people who may have forwarded to their work phone, and left that job, and forgotten to undo the forwarding.

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    Good point.
     
  6. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    As I consider switching from Sprint to Project Fi, I'm looking at the Moto G6 that's being offered by Google as of today. It's on sale for $199. It looks like a decent phone and has Oreo. Unfortunately, Moto is slow delivering updates. I like the price, and my son has been happy with his G5.

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  7. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I just ordered the Moto G6 from Project Fi. It should arrive next week. GV is no longer integrated with Sprint. I should be able to cancel my Sprint contract in June.

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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Drrrr....having second thoughts. Should I cancel the Moto G6 ($199) and get the Moto X4 ($249)? Looks like the X4 is 6 months older and a bit smaller, but better processor, I believe it'll also upgrade to Oreo, has better water resistance (IP68), NFC, better camera, probably better battery life, etc.
     
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  9. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    Don't know if this matters to you, but looks like the X4 has better root support at XDA than the G6, maybe because it's older.
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I'm not quite sure if it matters to me, either. I did flash my Nexus 6, but didn't keep up with it. I'm not even sure I'll root my next phone.

    Thanks for pointing this out, Hook. I will take some time to look around XDA before I decide. :)
     
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