Google Home speakers added with mobile calling feature, to be rolled out to Australia first

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Google Home speakers added with mobile calling feature, to be rolled out to Australia first
Google Home speakers added with mobile calling feature, to be rolled out to Australia first

As it stands, Google Home speakers can be used to make calls via your internet connection, with or without your phone hooked up to them. However, the latest tweak to the smart home range will allow regular mobile phone calls to join this VoIP service. Today, we discuss with you all about Google Home’s newest addition that will make your life even easier than it already was.

Control at your fingertips

Currently only available to customers of Australian mobile provider Telstra, this service allows you to register your mobile number with your Google Home device, allowing you to make calls via the telco’s mobile network without the need for a phone.

Google Home speakers added with mobile calling feature, to be rolled out to Australia first
Google Home speakers added with mobile calling feature, to be rolled out to Australia first

From here to there, we’ve got you covered

Up to six users can register their numbers with their smart home speakers, with each being able to sync their mobile contact list to the speaker. In order to distinguish between which user is making the call request, though, you’ll need to set up Google’s Voice Match.

All-access to functionality

To start using this feature, customers should visit the “Telstra mobile calling section” in their Google Home app and enter their mobile number. Once it’s verified by entering your PIN code, you’ll be able to sync your mobile contacts. Along with being a Telstra customer, you’ll also need a compatible smartphone, a Google/Gmail account, and a compatible Google Home or Nest device including the Mini, Home, Max, or Hub.

 

 

 

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