First, Sprint customers will be able to use their existing Sprint mobile number as their Google Voice number and have it ring multiple other phones simultaneously. So now, calls to your Sprint mobile number can easily be answered from your office or your home phone, or even your computer through Gmail. Calls from Gmail and text messages sent from google.com/voice will also display your Sprint number. This basically gives Sprint customers all the benefits of Google Voice without the need to change or port their number.
Alternatively, Google Voice users can choose to replace their Sprint number with their Google Voice number when placing calls or sending text messages from their Sprint handset. This feature works on all Sprint phones and gives Sprint users all the benefits of Google Voice without the need for an app.
The future is here, crawling slowly through the door. Do you use Google Voice? Before this news, you could sign up for a number, attach your cell phone to it, give it out, and when people called that number it can ring to your home phone, cell phone, or office phone whenever you wanted it to. Very cool stuff. I forwarded my cell phone to my Google Voice number so that when calls went to Voicemail, I would get a text message of the transcribed message. You could even get an email of the message as well, or read it inside of Gmail.
This makes that whole convoluted process a little easier now that they've partnered with Sprint. If I were a Sprint subscriber, I would probably integrate fully so that I could read my Voicemails online or get the texts in a more fluid manner. Plus, it would be very slick to be able to make calls from your laptop if you felt like it. Right? Isn't this what the future is supposed to be like?
I think I read that on Wikipedia once.
Don't forget to speak with our friends over at Mosaic about Google Apps, but in the meantime, here is a handy video for your troubles: