Google Voice gets Carrier MMS
Google Voice is very common among users in the US and Canada. However, there’s a flaw in Google Voice that doesn’t allows users to send MMS. But not for long. Google staff member Alex Wiesen has announced that more than 100 carriers in North America has now MMS support for Google Voice.
Some key players are on the list of supporting carriers. This includes US telecommunications AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, while in Canada, Bell Canada, Telus and Rogers are included. However, there’s a noticeable oversight that remains.
One of the largest telecommunication carrier, Verizon has not yet signed on. This leaves a majority of customers of the nation out in the cold.Verizon users have been able to somewhat unreliably receive MMS picture messages through Google Voice and more recently Hangouts.
After today, users with the right carrier support of MMS will receive not only one-to-one picture messages, but also group MMS. Users can check into Google Voice or Hangouts to send MMS and there is no update required for this. However, if users do not have the apps, they can head over to Google Play Store and download Google Voice or Hangouts straight into their device.
Google is ready to take this to the next level, with an open call for other carriers to enable MMS support for Google Voice as well.
Source: Android Authority