In a move that could be a boon for enterprises, home businesses and wireless carriers alike, mobile network integrator Tango Network has added Google Voice as part of the Abrazo Multi-line Service it says enables any mobile phone to support more than one phone number.
Carriers soon will be able to offer a premium, cloud-based second-line mobile service that works with all mobile phones and without the need to manage the second number series. Instead, customers bring their own Google Voice numbers and can provision them without help from the carrier. Abrazo Multi-line service with Google Voice now is in the trial stage with North American wireless carriers.
With Abrazo Multi-line service, subscribers can make or receive calls using either their mobile number or their Google Voice number. Outgoing calls can display the Caller ID of either the mobile number or the Google Voice number; the user can switch the number at any time. Incoming calls to the mobile number or to the Google Voice number ring all devices on the subscriber’s Google Voice list; as such, subs benefit from a single voice mailbox for both phone lines with true Message Waiting Indicator (MWI), and Google Voice discounted international long-distance calling rates.
Notes Tango President/CEO Alastair Westgarth, "Adding sticky services such as Multi-line with Google Voice integration attract and retain customers, thereby reducing mobile churn."