- You can now use Google Fi and Google Voice on the same account.
- Youâ€™ll need to activate the feature by setting up call forwarding on Google Voice.
Google Fi has been a favorite of many travelers, as the MVNO offers a flat $10 per GB rate in loads of countries around the world. This isnâ€™t Googleâ€™s first foray into communications though, as the firm has long offered the Google Voice service too.
Google Voice gives you a phone number and lets you make and receive calls for free, while also offering call forwarding and other associated services. Unfortunately, Google didnâ€™t allow an account to use both Google Fi and Google Voice, forcing you to pick one service. Thankfully, thatâ€™s changing this week.
The Mountain View company has quietly confirmed (h/t: Engadget) that Google Voice now works with Google Fi, allowing you to use each serviceâ€™s number on the same account. The company says you can essentially have one number for work and another for friends and loved ones.
â€œTo manage both Voice and Fi with the same Google account,Â set up call forwarding on the Google Voice settings page,â€� Google notes.
This change commenced on June 22, so you might have to wait a couple of days if itâ€™s not available for you just yet.
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